The first crack of the bat was heard on March 28th, officially marking the opening of the 2019 Major League Baseball season!
All 30 teams were represented and paired off against each other. No team was going to miss out on the start of what is highly expected to be another fantastic season of professional baseball.
To help celebrate the opening of the 2019 MLB season, a new collectible card set has been released, the “2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball” set!
Today, we will explore what this set is all about and what it has to offer to both new and seasoned collectors alike.
The 2019 Topps Opening Day Base Set
Just like last year, the 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball set features a base set of 200 cards for collectors to obtain.
This set is once again on the lower end side of pricing and is thus geared more towards entry level / young collectors that are hoping to dip their toes into the collectible world of baseball cards.
Fortunately, at such a low level of entry, this set makes for an enjoyable opening experience, with some amazing cards featured within.
As seen from the images above, the 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball set uses the iconic Topps design, seen in such set as its “Series 1 & Series 2” sets, of which are a staple sets within the collectible baseball card world.
However, setting this set apart is the fact that the cards feature an “Opening Day” logo, highlighting the set it belongs to and the fact that this set is meant to be a celebration of an amazing sport that so many of us have come to love and enjoy.
The full 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball base set checklist can be found here.
The 2019 Topps Opening Day Variations
Even though this set is primarily focused on attracting new collectors to the hobby, this does not mean that it is limited to that audience alone, no, not at all.
Contained within this set are some amazingly rare hits, including autographs, memorabilia and a whole set within a set, the parallels.
The odds of hitting these pulls are as follows;
- Opening Day Edition (1:13)
- Opening Day Edition 1 of 1 (1:27079)
- Printing Plate (1:6583)
- Team Traditions and Celebrations (1:10)
- 150 Years of Fun (1:2)
- Mascots (1:4)
- Opening Day (1:7)
- Rally Time! (1:403)
- Sock it to Me! (1:804)
- Dugout Peeks (1:2560)
- Base Card Image Variation Insert (1:669)
- Autograph (1:34920)
- Opening Day Autograph (1:971)
- Mascot Autograph (1:1216)
- Opening Day Relic (1:984)
- Mascot Relic (1:1114)
- Diamond Relic (1:804)
- Mascot Autograph Relic (1:15360)
Although some of these “hits” are incredibly hard to obtain, what isn’t is the fact that each pack will contain at least one rare insert, making the pack opening process exciting and fun as you seek out the harder to obtain cards on your checklist.
2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Set Products
To begin collecting and celebrating the official start of the 2019 Major League Baseball season, Zephyr Epic is happy to offer the 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Set, of which is available through a number of products.
The first is the 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Retail Box which contains 36, 7 card packs.
The second product being offered, which is the image on the right shown above, is the 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Mega Box.
This second product contains 24 packs, but each pack is filled to the brim, containing 24 cards each.
The retail box is for those who are looking to obtain more inserts, and the Mega Box is for those who are looking to complete their base set as fast as possible.
Both are great options for a new collector to the hobby.
Zephyr Epic is excited to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Major League Baseball season, as well as the launch of this brand new set from Topps, that features some amazing photographs and memorabilia of your favorite players.
This is a great way to introduce a new collector to the hobby of baseball cards.
Alternatively, it makes for an exciting product, in which the base set is easy to obtain at a low cost price, while at the same time acquiring some great collectible inserts along the way.
But how about you, are you excited to celebrate a new MLB season? If so, who are you rooting for? We’d love to hear and as always thanks for reading!