Padres ’21 Topps Opening Day Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jake Schornick on being the lucky winner of the Manny Machado 2021 Topps Opening Day – Opening Day Game-Used Memorabilia Relic. Once Jake Schornick sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

2021 Topps Inception Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Whoa! Look what I got my hands on to open. Its time to take a roll of the dice, and open a box of 2021 Topps Inception Baseball.

The Inception brand has always been a big hit or miss product. Each box comes with (1) pack of (7) cards. Inside each pack you should find (4) base, (2) parallels, and (1) autograph or autograph/relic.

(100) cards make up the base set. Parallels include Green, Purple #’ed/150, Magenta #’ed/99, Red #’ed/75, Orange #’ed/50, Blue #’ed/25, and Inception Black #’ed 1/1.

Autographs include Base Rookie and Emerging Star, Autograph Short Prints, Dawn of Greatness, and Silver Signings.

Autograph/relics include Autograph Patch, Autograph Jumbo Patch, Autograph Game Socks, Autographed Jumbo Hat Patch, Autograph Laundry Tag Book, Autograph Letters Book, Autograph MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch Book, Autograph Team Logo Patch Book, Dual Autograph Relic Book, and Gameday Gear Autograph Relic Book.

I’ve always enjoyed the artistic look of Inception. Opening individual boxes can be a massive gamble ($200 per box). Joining a team break and/or opening this product up by the case might yield some more successful results. Over the years I’ve pulled some incredible cards from Inception, including my first button relic a few years ago.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Jordan Holloway RC Magenta #’ed/99

Parallels:

  • Manny Machado Green
  • Starling Marte Green

Base:

  • Mike Trout #60
  • Nick Madrigal RC #56
  • Dane Dunning RC #61
  • Brandon Lowe #59

Guess The Set – April 30, 2021

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Look for autographed cards of Bradshaw, Montana, Starr, Staubach, and Unitas.

Padres ’21 Topps Opening Day Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Manny Machado 2021 Topps Opening Day – Opening Day Game-Used Memorabilia Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Guess The Set – April 23, 2021

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – 1st NFL set.

2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set

Do you want to know how crazy things are right now in the world of sports cards? Boxes of 2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball sold out quicker on the Topps website than 2021 Bowman 1st Edition. Granted, 2021 Bowman 1st Edition was put up for sale without any kind of warning. Whereas on release day for products such as Opening Day its common for Topps to list some boxes on their site for sale. Opening Day was a bit more predictable. Despite that, its mightily impressive that Opening Day sold out so quickly. With the price of sealed wax at an all time high, it wouldn’t surprise me if people snagged them up thinking they would be a big flip on the secondary market. Opening Day traditionally isn’t that type of product, but in today’s world we truly can’t predict what is and isn’t normal anymore.

Opening Day is usually one of the more affordable products. Like everything else prices are a bit higher this year. A hobby box will run about $60. Each hobby box comes with (36) packs with (7) cards per pack. Hits such as autographs and relics aren’t guaranteed per box either.

The base set consists of (220) cards utilizing the 2021 Topps flagship design. Only (2) parallels to look for – Blue Foil Opening Day Edition, and Opening Day 1-of-1 (Black Foil).

Photo variations are available, but quite difficult to pull. (30) cards from the base set have variations, and fall 1:531 packs. There are two ways you can identify them. All variations have the Opening Day logo in the top-right corner. Another way is to check the CMP code on the back.

  • Base – #312
  • Variation – #334

As I mentioned before you’re not guaranteed any autographs and/or relics per hobby box. That’s why Opening Day is so affordable compared to other releases. With that being said, it is possible to find a hit.

Half of the photo variation checklist subjects have autographed versions. The odds of pulling one are about 1:26,600 packs.

My favorite autographed cards are the Ballpark Profiles. These highlight various broadcasters around Major League Baseball. One of these years I hope to see Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy get a card in here. The mascot autographs have always been fun too.

Relics come in all forms ranging from your basic memorabilia card, mascot relics, and even cards containing infield dirt.

Inserts are more than plentiful. Two of the inserts use the 2021 Topps flagship design – Dugout Peeks, and Walk This Way. Please don’t think of them as photo variations. Dugout Peeks fall 1:1,595 packs, and Walk This Way 1:321 packs.

Fun is what Opening Day has always been about. Hoping for that life altering pull can happen, but its not the main purpose for opening a box.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Relic:

  • Manny Machado Opening Day Game-Used Memorabilia Relic

Parallels:

  • Roughed Odor Blue Foil Opening Day Edition
  • Kris Bubic RC Blue Foil Opening Day Edition
  • Cody Bellinger Blue Foil Opening Day Edition
  • Ozzie Albies Blue Foil Opening Day Edition

Inserts:

  • Hank Aaron Outstanding Opening Day
  • Billy Williams Outstanding Opening Day
  • Bryce Harper Outstanding Opening Day
  • Ivan Rodriguez Outstanding Opening Day
  • Bob Feller Outstanding Opening Day
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Day
  • Cincinnati Reds Opening Day
  • New York Mets Opening Day
  • Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day
  • Washington Nationals Opening Day
  • Boston Red Sox Opening Day
  • Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day
  • Derek Jeter Legends Of Baseball
  • Stan Musial Legends Of Baseball
  • Kirby Puckett Legends Of Baseball
  • Jackie Robinson Legends Of Baseball
  • Rickey Henderson Legends Of Baseball
  • Willie Mays Legends Of Baseball
  • Roberto Clemente Legends Of Baseball
  • Ichiro Legends Of Baseball
  • Johnny Bench Legends Of Baseball
  • Ozzie Smith Legends Of Baseball
  • Tony Gwynn Legends Of Baseball
  • Randy Johnson Legends Of Baseball
  • Toronto Blue Jays Mascot
  • Mr. Met Mascot
  • Sluggerrr Mascot
  • Rangers Captain Mascot
  • Wally The Green Monster Mascot
  • Billy The Marlin Mascot
  • Blooper Mascot
  • Orbit Mascot
  • Slider Mascot
  • Clark Mascot
  • Mariner Moose Mascot
  • Fredbird Mascot

Red Sox ’21 Topps Heritage Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Nick m on being the lucky winner of the Xander Bogaerts 2021 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Game-Used Memorabilia Relic. Once Nick m sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Card of the Day: Yermin Mercedes 2021 Topps Series 1 70 Years of Baseball Auto

Guess The Set – April 16, 2021

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Mookie RC.

Red Sox ’21 Topps Heritage Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Xander Bogaerts 2021 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Game-Used Memorabilia Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!