We get our first look at newly acquired players in their new uniforms. Topps Series 1 only has Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes in their new uniforms, while Opening Day has the lesser known players and all the Miami Marlins have their new uniforms as well.
Blue borders beat gold borders every day of the week! Plus the blue makes the Royals cards that much better.
Another great part of the Opening Day set is the return of the foil stamped numbered cards!!! Gone are the computer printed numbering that was present on the past few years.
I'm not sure if Clayton makes a bad baseball card. That used to be the case for Russell Martin but I think that the mantel has shifted.
I enjoy cards that show older players looking older...is that weird? Chipper's nearly twenty seasons away from this card. One of my favorite Hank Aaron cards is his 1976 card that shows his long career on his expression. Or take a look at Willie Mays cards from his non-Giants days. Or the oldest player card of them all, Minnie Minoso.