2010 Topps ‘Opening Day’ Florida Marlins Team Set
The 2010 Florida Marlins are one of my favorite modern teams. The team was stacked with young talent, and if they had been given enough time to gel, I think that they could have been a team that could contend.
On ‘Opening Day’ of 2010, the season did not get off to the start that we had all hoped for. The team lost to the Mets 7-1, and the only players that appeared to have truly been ready for ‘Opening Day’ were Hanley Ramirez and Gaby Sanchez, who both collected 2 hits on the day.
This is the 6-card team set from the 2010 Topps ‘Opening Day’ set.
I like the combination of players included in this set, though the inclusion of Nick Johnson is a bit odd… The hype around adding Nick Johnson to the team was for a possible postseason push. That didn’t quite work out as he ended up just playing in 35 games for the Marlins and was on the Yankees in 2010 when ‘Opening Day’ arrived.
It’s so odd that Topps included him when they could have opted for Gaby Sanchez, Anibal Sanchez, or Ricky Nolasco…
Still, the other five cards are pretty nice – and I really like the 2010 design!