2012 Topps Opening Day

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2012 Topps Opening Day waxbox

Description

2012 Topps Opening Day is a 220-card set released March 7, 2012 -- about a month before the start of the 2012 MLB season. As in previous years, the base set reprints cards from the Topps flagship that have already been released in series one, or will be released in Series Two. Each seven-card pack will yield at least one insert.

Distribution

Wax: 36 packs per box, seven cards per pack (MSRP: $0.99). Racks: 26 cards per pack (MSRP: $3.44).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 220 - 6:1
Elite Skills* 30 - 1:4
Fantasy Squad* 30 - 1:4
Mascots* 25 - 1:4
Superstar Celebrations* 30 - 1:4
Blue Parallel 220 2012 1:6
Opening Day Stars 25 - 1:8
Autographs 10 - 1:468
Printing Plates 220 four-for-each 1:3,226

* One insert from one of these sets in each pack.

Checklist

Base Set

1 Ryan Braun

2 Stephen Drew

3 Nelson Cruz

4 Jacoby Ellsbury

5 Roy Halladay

6 Bud Norris

7 Mickey Mantle

8 Jordan Zimmermann

9 Chris Young

10 Jose Valverde

11 Michael Morse

12 Jason Heyward

13 Bobby Abreu

14 Buster Posey

15 Jeremy Hellickson

16 Torii Hunter

17 Pedro Alvarez

18 David Ortiz

19 Mat Latos

20 Howie Kendrick

21 Matt Moore RC

22 Aroldis Chapman

23 Troy Tulowitzki

24 Brandon Morrow

25 Eric Hosmer

26 Drew Stubbs

27 Chase Utley

28 Michael Young

29 Mike Napoli

30 Shane Victorino

31 Evan Longoria

32 Anibal Sanchez

33 Nick Markakis

34 James McDonald

35 Brennan Boesch

36 Dexter Fowler

37 Josh Beckett

38 Brett Myers

39 Michael Cuddyer

40 Domonic Brown

41 J.J. Hardy

42 Mark Reynolds

43 Angel Pagan

44 Jay Bruce

45 Mark Melancon

46 Chris Sale

47 Nick Swisher

48 Adrian Beltre

49 Melky Cabrera

50 Ichiro

51 Prince Fielder

52 Matt Joyce

53 Alex Rodriguez

54 Asdrubal Cabrera

55 Miguel Cabrera

56 Vance Worley

57 Adam Lind

58 Justin Masterson

59 Alcides Escobar

60 Adam Wainwright

61 C.J. Wilson

62 Ervin Santana

63 Pablo Sandoval

64 Dan Haren

65 Dustin Ackley

66 Adam Jones

67 Billy Butler

68 Shaun Marcum

69 Tim Lincecum

70 Madison Bumgarner

71 Ian Kennedy

72 Derek Holland

73 Kevin Youkilis

74 Cameron Maybin

75 Justin Upton

76 Gio Gonzalez

77 Jimmy Rollins

78 Matt Holliday

79 Hanley Ramirez

80 Joe Mauer

81 Brandon Beachy

82 Phil Hughes

83 Carlos Gonzalez

84 Dan Uggla

85 Mike Trout

86 Jon Lester

87 Ryan Howard

88 John Axford

89 Drew Pomeranz RC

90 Derek Jeter

91 Jayson Werth

92 Mike Stanton

93 Tim Hudson

94 Doug Fister

95 Victor Martinez

96 Chris Carpenter

97 David Price

98 Ben Zobrist

99 Robinson Cano

100 Matt Kemp

101 Todd Helton

102 Jesus Montero RC

103 Mike Leake

104 Alexi Ogando

105 Curtis Granderson

106 Josh Johnson

107 Rickie Weeks

108 Roy Oswalt

109 Brett Gardner

110 Scott Rolen

111 Carlos Santana

112 Dee Gordon

113 Justin Verlander

114 Paul Konerko

115 Yunel Escobar

116 Josh Hamilton

117 Brandon Belt

118 Miguel Montero

119 Ricky Nolasco

120 Matt Garza

121 Mark Teixeira

122 Neftali Feliz

123 Ryan Roberts

124 Grady Sizemore

125 Matt Cain

126 Danny Valencia

127 J.P. Arencibia

128 Lance Berkman

129 Alex Rios

130 Brett Wallace

131 Scott Baker

132 Kurt Suzuki

133 Sergio Santos

134 Chipper Jones

135 Josh Reddick

136 Justin Morneau

137 B.J. Upton

138 Russell Martin

139 Trevor Cahill

140 Erick Aybar

141 Drew Storen

142 Tommy Hanson

143 Craig Kimbrel

144 Andrew McCutchen

145 CC Sabathia

146 Ian Desmond

147 Corey Hart

148 Shin-Soo Choo

149 Adrian Gonzalez

150 Jose Bautista

151 Johnny Cueto

152 Neil Walker

153 Aramis Ramirez

154 Yadier Molina

155 Juan Nicasio

156 Joey Votto

157 Ubaldo Jimenez

158 Mark Trumbo

159 Max Scherzer

160 Carlos Ruiz

161 Hunter Pence

162 Ricky Romero

163 Heath Bell

164 Nyjer Morgan

165 Yovani Gallardo

166 Peter Bourjos

167 Orlando Hudson

168 Jose Tabata

169 Ian Kinsler

170 Brian Wilson

171 Jaime Garcia

172 Dustin Pedroia

173 Michael Pineda

174 Brian McCann

175 Jason Bay

176 Geovany Soto

177 Jhonny Peralta

178 Desmond Jennings

179 Zack Greinke

180 Ted Lilly

181 Clayton Kershaw

182 Seth Smith

183 Cliff Lee

184 Michael Bourn

185 Jeff Niemann

186 Martin Prado

187 David Wright

188 Paul Goldschmidt

189 Mariano Rivera

190 Stephen Strasburg

191 Ivan Nova

192 James Shields

193 Casey McGehee

194 Alex Gordon

195 Ike Davis

196 Cole Hamels

197 Elvis Andrus

198 Carl Crawford

199 Felix Hernandez

200 Albert Pujols

201 Jose Reyes

202 Starlin Castro

203 John Danks

204 Cory Luebke

205 Chad Billingsley

206 David Freese

207 Brandon McCarthy

208 James Loney

209 Jered Weaver

210 Freddie Freeman

211 Ben Revere

212 Daniel Hudson

213 Jhoulys Chacin

214 Alex Avila

215 Colby Lewis

216 Jason Kipnis

217 Ryan Zimmerman

218 Clay Buchholz

219 Brandon Phillips

220 Carlos Lee UER NNO


Gimmick

A gimmick card of a New York Yankee fan was included into packs of Opening Day. Christian Lopez was the fan who caught the home run that accounted for Derek Jeter's 3000th career hit. He returned the ball to Jeter asking for nothing in return.

Shortly after Jeter's 3000th hit, Topps announced that Lopez would get a card in 2012 Opening Day, but made no prior announcements as to what that card would be. Lopez's card is done in the style of the 2011 Topps set.

CL Christian Lopez


Parallels

All 220 base cards will be available in the following parallels.

  • Blue (serial-numbered to 2012 copies)
  • Printing Plates (four-for-each)

Inserts

Elite Skills

ES-1 Jose Reyes

ES-2 Alex Gordon

ES-3 Prince Fielder

ES-4 Ian Kinsler

ES-5 James Shields

ES-6 Andrew McCutchen

ES-7 Justin Verlander

ES-8 Felix Hernandez

ES-9 Barry Zito

ES-10 R.A. Dickey

ES-11 Roy Halladay

ES-12 Ichiro

ES-13 David Wright

ES-14 Troy Tulowitzki

ES-15 Jose Bautista

ES-16 Joey Votto

ES-17 Joe Mauer

ES-18 Mark Teixeira

ES-19 Mike Stanton

ES-20 Yadier Molina

ES-21 Ryan Zimmerman

ES-22 Jacoby Ellsbury

ES-23 Carlos Gonzalez

ES-24 Jered Weaver

ES-25 Elvis Andrus


Fantasy Squad

FS-1 Albert Pujols

FS-2 Miguel Cabrera

FS-3 Adrian Gonzalez

FS-4 Robinson Cano

FS-5 Dustin Pedroia

FS-6 Ian Kinsler

FS-7 Troy Tulowitzki

FS-8 Starlin Castro

FS-9 Jose Reyes

FS-10 David Wright

FS-11 Evan Longoria

FS-12 Hanley Ramirez

FS-13 Victor Martinez

FS-14 Brian McCann

FS-15 Joe Mauer

FS-16 David Ortiz

FS-17 Billy Butler

FS-18 Michael Young

FS-19 Ryan Braun

FS-20 Carlos Gonzalez

FS-21 Josh Hamilton

FS-22 Curtis Granderson

FS-23 Matt Kemp

FS-24 Jacoby Ellsbury

FS-25 Jose Bautista

FS-26 Justin Upton

FS-27 Mike Stanton

FS-28 Justin Verlander

FS-29 Roy Halladay

FS-30 Tim Lincecum


Opening Day Stars

ODS-1 Ryan Braun

ODS-2 Albert Pujols

ODS-3 Miguel Cabrera

ODS-4 Adrian Gonzalez

ODS-5 Troy Tulowitzki

ODS-6 Matt Kemp

ODS-7 Justin Verlander

ODS-8 Jose Bautista

ODS-9 Robinson Cano

ODS-10 Roy Halladay

ODS-11 Jacoby Ellsbury

ODS-12 Prince Fielder

ODS-13 Justin Upton

ODS-14 Hanley Ramirez

ODS-15 Clayton Kershaw

ODS-16 Felix Hernandez

ODS-17 David Wright

ODS-18 Mark Teixeira

ODS-19 Josh Hamilton

ODS-20 Jered Weaver

ODS-21 Joey Votto

ODS-22 Evan Longoria

ODS-23 Carlos Gonzalez

ODS-24 Dustin Pedroia

ODS-25 Tim Lincecum


Mascots

M-1 Bernie Brewer

M-2 Baltimore Orioles

M-3 Toronto Blue Jays

M-4 Arizona Diamondbacks

M-5 Fredbird

M-6 Raymond

M-7 Mr. Met

M-8 Atlanta Braves

M-9 Rangers Captain

M-10 Pirate Parrot

M-11 Billy the Marlin

M-12 Paws

M-13 Dinger

M-14 Phillie Phanatic

M-15 Kansas City Royals

M-16 Wally the Green Monster

M-17 Gapper

M-18 Slider

M-19 TC

M-20 Swinging Friar

M-21 Chicago White Sox

M-22 Screech

M-23 Mariner Moose

M-24 Oakland Athletics

M-25 Junction Jack


Superstar Celebrations

SC-1 Matt Kemp

SC-2 Justin Upton

SC-3 Dan Uggla

SC-4 Geovany Soto

SC-5 Joey Votto

SC-6 Alex Rios

SC-7 Eric Hosmer

SC-8 Troy Tulowitzki

SC-9 Ryan Zimmerman

SC-10 J.J. Putz

SC-11 Jacoby Ellsbury

SC-12 Ian Kinsler

SC-13 David Wright

SC-14 Ryan Braun

SC-15 Miguel Cabrera

SC-16 Nelson Cruz

SC-17 Adam Jones

SC-18 Brett Lawrie

SC-19 Mark Trumbo

SC-20 Martin Prado


Autographs & Game-Used

Opening Day Autographs

ODA-NF Neftali Feliz

ODA-JN Jon Niese

ODA-BA Brett Anderson

ODA-DB Daniel Bard

ODA-AE Alcides Escobar

ODA-CH Chris Heisey

ODA-MM Mitch Moreland

ODA-JJ Jon Jay

ODA-NW Neil Walker

ODA-AC Andrew Cashner

ODA-DM Daniel McCutchen

ODA-CC Chris Coghlan