Tuesday, October 10, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps Triple Threads Baseball

As the postseason moves on, so do the baseball card reviews on Sport Card Collectors.

Today's postseason edition is of 2017 Topps Triple Threads.  A high end brand for sure.

Last year I broke a box and didn't pull any boom, will I in 2017, READ ON!

(the box cover design is a great start at least)
 
Each Master Box of 2017 Topps Triple Threads baseball comes with 2 mini boxes. Each mini box has 7 cards and 2 hits per mini box. Each master box should contain One Autographed Triple Relic Card #'d to 99 or less, One Triple Relic Card #'d to 36 or less, One Autographed Rookie Card or Autograph Jumbo Relic Card #'d to 99 or less, and One Jumbo Relic Card #'d to 36 or less. Boxes are currently running $210.

The base set for Triple Threads is 100 cards deep. The set consists of veterans and long time legends. I totally dig the design. Looks very majestic and the base cards are thick and what you would expect from a high end product. The touch of holofoil makes these stand out even more.

 
There are no rookie cards in the plain base set, but there are autographed memorabilia ones in the base set. Key Rookies to find of those include, Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, Tyler Glasnow, Ian Happ, Andrew Benintendi, Yulieski Gurriel, Yoan Moncada, Trey Mancini, Bradley Zimmer, Franklin Barreto, Lewis Brinson, Manny Margot, and Ryon Healy. 

There are some fun parallels to find in Triple Threads as well. Very easy to determine which I like. Amethyst /340 and Emerald /250 were my pulls from the boxes. There was one of each in each mini box.

Other parallels not found by me include, Amber /150, Gold #99, Onyx /50, Sapphire /25, Ruby 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1. I wonder what the plates look like?

Now we go straight to the hits. That's what happens when a product doesn't have any inserts.

My first pull was this Triple Threads Relic Cards of my other stalker, Alex Reyes. It's like the fourth pull of him this year. Why couldn't have Aaron Judge stalked me?!!?

 
My next pull was this memorabilia trio including a bat swatch from Clayton Kershaw. This is a Triple Threads Relics Cards usually #'d to 36 but this is a Silver Parallel #'d to 27.
 
My next one is this autographed relic card of J.D. Martinez who really turned it on this season after being traded.

 
And my final hit was this sapphire /3 parallel that's written out Double Robber of Kevin Kiermaier.


Other hits not found in my box include,
Triple Threads Jumbo Plus Autograph Relic Book Cards,Triple Threads Letter Plus Autograph Relic Book Cards,Triple Threads Cut Above Relic Cards,Triple Threads Dual Cut Above Relic Book Cards, Triple Threads Autograph Deca Relic Book Cards, Triple Threads Autograph Deca Relic Combo Book Cards, Rookie Autograph Cards, Triple Threads Relic Cards, Triple Threads World Baseball Classic Relic Cards,Triple Threads Relics LegendS Cards,Triple Threads Relic Combo Cards,Triple Threads World Baseball Classic Relic Combo Cards, Triple Threads All-Star Patches,Triple Threads All-Star Jumbo Patch Book Cards,Triple Threads All-Star Jumbo Sleeve Team Patch Book Cards, Triple Threads All-Star Laundry Tag Book Cards, Triple Threads All-Star Majestic Logo Patch Cards, Triple Threads Jumbo LETTER/NUMBER/LOGO Book Cards, Triple Threads Bat Nameplates Book Cards, Triple Threads Jumbo Plus Relic Book Cards, Triple Threads Letter Plus Relic Book Cards, Triple Threads Bat Knob Book Cards, Triple Threads Jumbo Patch Combo Book Cards, Triple Threads Deca Relic Combo Book Cards, Single Jumbo Relics: Triple Threads Unity Jumbo Relics, Autographed Single Jumbo Relics, and Triple Threads Unity Autograph Jumbo Relics.

There is a lot to find in here!!! MOST of the hits also have very low numbered parallels to them as well.

Overall, this was a very, very, tough break for a $200 box. Probably why I shy away from high end. However, if I was going to take the gamble, Triple Threads is where I would put my money. Lots of great looking base, parallels and hits.

The overall product looks so nice, I would suggest if you can't afford a mini or master box,  pour your money into a box break. You never know what kind of monsters will be hiding in there and for a lot less you could find them. If you don't want to even do that, put some money towards some singles. I know you won't be disappointed.

I say this with a lot of products but that's because it's true as each one has their following. If you liked Triple Threads before, 2017 will not disappoint especially with as hot as baseball cards have been this year.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review as they help provide prizes for me to giveaway in my MLB Pick Em promo. Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well

4 comments:

  1. I like that Randy Johnson parallel. These high-end products are usually too risky for me.

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  2. Someday maybe I'll have enough extra money to be able to gamble on a high end box. I agree with you though, that box wouldn't have been worth anywhere near $200 for me.

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  3. This was a below average box, for sure. Products like these are either feast or famine.

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  4. I like the look of the two memorabilia cards. This could be a pretty entertaining reverse box break. I'd consider doing it... but I can't envision myself dishing out big $$$ for sticker autographs.

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