Saturday, 17 March 2018
I picked up two boxes of 2018 Opening Day, hoping to get a base set for myself, along with a healthy portion from the insert sets. I did pretty good with that, as I was chasing the Mascot, Before Opening Day and Team Traditions sets, and I'm only about a dozen short of those. But, I'll start with the base set. The set is a mix of cards from Series 1, with a slight look ahead to season 2. There are also some updates.
I did get a complete set out of each of the two boxes. I'm guessing the second set will end up broken up and in the hands of my trade partners. Dupes were at a minimum, but both boxes contained dupes of the Jonathan Villar base card.
The first 114 cards in the set seemed to be Series 1 repeats, except for the Stanton. 115 to 138 seem to be players that were in Series 1, but with new photos. Many are horizontal versions.
regular base card.
Photoshop specials will also be in Series 2.
Inserts ahoy! I can't highlight all the inserts, but I'll hit one from each set I landed a card from.
one of my favourite Daniel Alfredsson cards.
So now you know, pack searchers of the world!
Back to the mailbag tomorrow!