i treated myself to some packs of cards last friday. i was looking for a heritage blaster, actually, as i have been vacillating about putting together a set this year due to the fact that the 1965 design is my favorite from that decade. unfortunately, all i could find at the target i went to was packs. so, in addition to a couple of packs of heritage, i bought a blaster of 2014 topps opening day. it didn't suck.
one of the first packs i opened featured a mariano rivera card
which is cool because i collect final tributes. this one was different than the one in the flagship release and it is pretty much perfect in that the photo with the tip of the cap is one of the best images to use for these types of cards.
two packs later, i found this blue parallel of the retired yankee closer
i also picked up a couple packs of 2014 donruss and found another rivera final tribute
one card i will for sure not keep is this andrew mccutchen studio insert.
i guess the studio inserts are not too common. i also pulled a giancarlo stanton diamond king if anyone is interested.
i will be keeping this card of clayton kershaw
as for the rest of the opening day packs, the only dodgers found were this hanley ramirez
so, in a surprise twist, it's opening day that comes through with perfection and not heritage. donruss was never in the running.