2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Has Retail Exclusives
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 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.
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