It took just a week for my Cubs Opening Day set to arrive.
The more I see Opening Day, the more I wish it was the design used on the base set. The foil on the base makes it so hard to read. Maybe my almost 50 year old eyes have something to do with that, but the Opening Day cards just seem easier to look at. The names are more visible and the Topps logo is too. Maybe Topps could make more money if Opening Day was marketed to old guys with bifocals instead of kids!
There were ten Cubs included in the 220 card set, which means more Cubs than a lot of other teams. I wonder why? They weren't very good last year. But hey, I guess I shouldn't complain. I'd rather there be too many than not enough.
Of the ten, four players were not in series one. So is this what their series two card will look like? Last year that was the case, the Opening Day card was the series two card. Here are the four:
I especially like the Soto card. You don't often get to see the face of a catcher in an action shot, but on this one you do. The card also gives a good shot of his personalized chest protector with his name on it.
And the other six should look familiar, since they are in series one.