With this season nearing an end, I thought I would show off my Braves Topps Opening Day cards. I do not have the 1995 Topps Opening Day #6 Fred McGriff card, but I will one day.
Batting first is 1998.
Triple! No he didn't hit a triple here, but hit three binders (meaning I need three of these) 1) for the main Braves Topps Non Flagship Binder. 2) mini collection- Pitchers with bats/on the base paths. 3) Hall of Famer!
Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man, lol.
TROPHY! Not a bad nine card lot. 2 already HOFers, 1 more shoe in (next year- fingers crossed), and maybe, just maybe two more future famers. If there are more than these 9 cards, then I need them.
Now that is an Opening Day!
I still need the following from the 1999 set: 3, 81, 104, 107, 116, 118, 123, 124, and of course the #nno Hank Aaron autograph.
Next year Hofer.
. future Hofer,possibly. I need four more for this set: 10, 110, 120, 145
You can never go wrong with the Hammer!
Need two cards #s 2, 48, I also need sticker #3 and autograph Chipper.
2002: I only have one 02'. Could use some major help here for sure.
I need the following 02's: 19, 28, 46, 53, 114, 126, 137, 147.
2003: I like the new OD logo and the diamond head shots otherwise much the same as the initial years.
I need these 03s': 4, 38, 70, 84, 95, 146, Furcal auto, stickers: 34, 35, 41, 62, 63
I only have one 2004: Need the rest: 20, 38, 39, 48, 60, 93, 105, 141. I really like this OD logo.
So far the best Opening Day set (design wise). I need the following: 37, 72 and the chrome refractor Chipper #10.
I do not have any 2006. I need: 25, 59, 63, 108, 144, 157, all the red foils, printing plates, Estrada autograph, team vs team #DB, and Sports Illustrated for Kids 2, 15, 25.
2007: Another White border version of the base set, but I like it just as much as the 2005 set. And definitely better than the base black set.
The Mascot. (Chief Nokahoma was my all time favorite!) I also miss the teepee.
Look, Yankees in the opposing dugout. LOL. That grin is almost as if it was for the camera.
Still need: 34, 106, all golds, plates, diamond stars 20, and puzzle 19 (have 20). Have team vs. team od2.
2008: Normally, I don't like red border (all though with a lot of parallel sets these days, I will take any that I don't have, LOL.) I DO like this set as well as the base set (White).
I see a nice Flag shot in the background.
I still need 53, 145, 177, 188, 202, all golds, plates, Lerew autograph, tattoo AB, Flapper cards CJ.
2010: back to plain set.
I need the following 2010s': 11, 19, 40, 129, 135, 210, all blues, plates, mascot 2, topps town stars 3,
Bazooka Joe 8.
Eh, so so. Still need: 21, 70, 158, 159, all blues, plates, mascot 2, spot error 2, topps town codes 19, stadium lights 9. Have super star celebrations 1
2012: Complete Braves team set other than the BLUE parallels, plates, squad 14. I have both superstar celebrations 3, 20. Have Mascot 8 too.
No matter how many times I look at this card, it still looks so "stoic" just an awesome piece of cardboard.
A better version of Homer.
Need 93 a & b, 115b, all blues, all purples, plates, highlights 4, mascot 13, super star celebrations 14. I have play hard 6
Still need 67, 70, the rest of the blues, all purples, plates, Freeman relic, Stars 22, fired up 27, mascot 16, breaking out 1, super star celebrations 4, 6, 18, I have SC20.
Overall Opening Day is one of the sets I like the best. Simple and few parallels. I do wish that Topps would use a different design than the base as well as different photos.