Friday, March 17, 2017

2017 Topps Opening Day pack breaks

It looks like a fresh box was open on the counter and while I really turn my nose at this more cutesy, 'flagship-lite' alternative - I wanted to bust some packs and for a dollar each, was there anything to lose?

Pack one
#189 Todd Frazier
#98 Lorenzo Cain
#8 Victor Martinez
#M-25 Brewers Mascot - Mascots Checklist
#70 Jay Bruce
#39 Aledmys Diaz
#95 Kyle Seager

Pack two
#106 Xander Bogaerts
#96 Anthony Rizzo
#116 Chris Sale

#ODB-1 Opening Day in Pittsburgh - Opening Day insert
#134 Miguel Sano
#186 Julio Urias
#32 Aaron Nola

Pack three
#161 Brian McCann
#73 Joe Mauer

#SC-14 Troy Tulowitzki - Superstar Celebrations insert
#MA-O Orbit - Mascot Autographs; it’s a friggin autograph of a mascot but I’ll comfort myself in seeing it’s supposedly seeded at a rate of 1:747 packs.
#90 Matt Strahm
#158 Carlos Carrasco
#176 Teoscar Hernandez


Hackenbush said...

At least Orbit has a "cute" signature.

Fuji said...

Congratulations on pulling that tough signature. Always wondered if there's one guy/gal who typically wears the mascot costume every game of the year... or if they have multiple people. And if it's the latter... how did Topps decide who gets to sign the card?

John Bateman said...

These have white borders?

Laurens said...

Fuji: That is what drives me nuts about mascot autographs - at least with The Chicken, there was one guy who got into the costume, but with these ranrom mascots, it's unclear who wears them and who ends up signing cards like my pull.
John: These are borderless.

Bru said...

That Orbit card is awesome, and I'll trade you for it if you don't want it.

Fuji, it's one guy. The Houston mascots (Orbit, Clutch, Toro, whatever the Dynamo fox is named) are pretty incredible and do a lot of community work. They do a relay in the Houston marathon, in costume.

Laurens said...

Bru - I'll keep the Orbit for now - nice to know it is one person for each of the team's mascots.