2012 Opening Day Rack Pack #7

2012 Opening Day #96 Chris Carpenter
The only Cardinal in the pack is one who's been in the sports news lately. I can't believe Carp might be done for good. He's certainly had some injury issues, but he always seemed to come through in big games.

2012 Opening Day - Mascots #M-19 TC
I think the Mascots subset is what really drew me to Opening Day in 2011, but they seem to be more rare in 2012. I hear there are autographs coming in 2013, though that's a little too gimmicky for me to chase, since I know one of the two Fredbird actors.

2012 Opening Day - Fantasy Squad #FS-29 Roy Halladay
One of Carpenter's more memorable recent performances came against Roy Halladay, when we needed it most. He threw a complete game shutout to let the Cardinals win 1-0 in Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS. Halladay allowed a leadoff triple followed by a double in the first, but no more runs the rest of the way.

2012 Opening Day - Opening Day Edition Parallel #211 Ben Revere #0543/2012
With this blue parallel, it becomes apparent there are 2 standard insert configurations for 2012 Opening Day. This is the second pack with one from these 3 subsets, after the first pack I opened. All the others had an Opening Day Stars, Elite Skills, and Superstar Celebrations card. I suppose that's why they're all 1:2 on the 24-card rack packs.

Oh yeah, they all have 21 base cards too:
5 Roy Halladay
10 Jose Valverde
40 Domonic Brown
52 Matt Joyce
55 Miguel Cabrera
59 Alcides Escobar
70 Madison Bumgarner
74 Cameron Maybin
80 Joe Mauer
85 Mike Trout
96 Chris Carpenter
105 Curtis Granderson
106 Josh Johnson
117 Brandon Belt
120 Matt Garza
130 Brett Wallace
137 B.J. Upton
138 Russell Martin
167 Orlando Hudson
174 Brian McCann
219 Brandon Phillips

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