2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Has Retail Exclusives

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The 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball checklist goes beyond what’s in regular packs. The set has two additional parallel sets plus a handful of cards available only to Canadians. All three of these are retail exclusives.

Here’s what to look for:

2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Red Foil Parallels

Where to get them: Target

Target has a special 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Mega Box. Each has 16 regular packs and a bonus pack. That’s where you’ll find seven Red Foil parallels that aren’t available anywhere else.

2019 Topps Opening Day Red Foil Mookie Betts

2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Purple Foil Parallels

Where to get them: Meijer

The Purple parallel lives on. Like 2019 Topps Series 1 Baseball, Meijer is where you’ll find Opening Day Purple Foil parallels. They are in blister packs.

2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Red Maple Leaf Toronto Blue Jays

Where to get them: Canadian Walmart locations

Canadian collectors have some exclusive Opening Day parallels of their own. However, these do not cover all 200 cards. For the second year in a row, blister packs sold at Walmart have special Red Maple Leaf cards for just the Toronto Blue Jays. Unlike other Opening Day parallels, Red Maple Leaf cards aren’t foil. They have reddish sides with a maple leaf pattern along the side.

2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Red Maple Leaf Kevin Pillar

One of the exclusive cards is in each specially marked blister pack.

It’s not yet known whether all of the Blue Jays cards in 2019 Topps Opening Day have Red Maple Leaf versions. Here’s a list of those that definitely do:

119 Randal Grichuk
129 Justin Smoak
130 Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
132 Kevin Pillar

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1 comment

  1. fred 25 March, 2019 at 08:36

    Topps just can’t do anything simple anymore. What used to be pretty much a simple 200 card base set now has a handful of near-impossible variations, a bunch of insert sets of increasing difficulty, and now exclusive parallels only found in stores that aren’t even in your region of the country, not to mention another parallel only found in Canada!

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