First look: 2015 Topps Opening Day baseball cards
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
It arrives on March 18.
Each 36-pack box of the product will include a selection of cards from the 200-card base set with 75 of those being players who won’t arrive until Series 2 in the Topps flagship baseball set. Each of the base cards will have an Opening Day parallel limited to only 2,015 copies, 1/1 printing plates and — new this year — a 1/1 Opening Day Edition parallel, too.
The insert card lineup will fall where there’s a card in every pack with four of the seven insert sets being new creations. Superstar Celebrations (25 cards), Mascots (25 cards) and Opening Day Stars will return with newbies including Hit the Dirt (15 cards showcasing super sliders), Franchise Flashback (20 throwback-uniformed players). Team Spirit (10 cards) and the Instagram-fueled #ToppsLive set showcasing 20 photos taken by fans.
Like last year, there are once again Relic cards for 10 stars as well as autographs for 10 players and even autographs for five MLB mascots.
A preliminary checklist was not released.
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