I was in Target yesterday intending to buy a pack or two of Opening Day, and I was surprised to find that they also had Topps Stickers. Of course, I bought packs of both. In for a penny, in for a pound.
…And Robin Yount in the ball-in-glove Brewers logo that seems to be the favorite of everybody but me. I’ll admit it’s fairly clever, but it doesn’t do much for me. It is better than what they wear now, which is completely unobjectionable but also completely uninteresting.
I like the Stickers, but I’ll only buy them when I’m looking for a cheap pack bustin’ fix. Sticking them in the album seems wrong to me (I wasn’t raised on stickers), but they’re too small to put in plastic sheets, so these will just sit in a box with its 2011 and 2012 brethren.
…Oh, and BTW the backs of the stickers mainly consist of the card number and legal info. You were expecting something different?
Opening Day is a set I want to like, but since it’s essentially a parallel of the regular set and I don’t do parallels, that pretty much means I don’t do OD. I’d buy a lot more OD if they’d use different photos, but then it probably wouldn’t be as cheap. I do like the Mascot cards though. I’ll have to track down Mr. Met and maybe the Phanatic (who I like despite his affiliation to a certain team).