Opening Day is finally here! While my local team, the Boston Red Sox, don't take the field for a game that counts until tomorrow afternoon, a trio of games gets the season underway today.
To celebrate the occasion, here's one of my biggest baseball pick-ups from the off-season:
I love the photograph that Topps went with for this one as well, featuring Bogaerts signing a baseball card for a lucky fan. I like that the photo is different from the one used on Xander's standard Topps/Topps Chrome rookie in 2014. Great job by Topps here.
Sepia version I picked up a couple of years back.
Will Xander have a good year hitting for average, like he did when he hit .320 in 2015? Perhaps we'll see more power out of him like we did last year when he clubbed 21 home runs and drove in 86? I can't wait to find out!
Enjoy the 2017 MLB season everyone, and thanks as always for stopping by my little corner of the internet!
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