M L B Triple Threads
1 Display box - 2 mini boxes - 7 cards per mini box
An Auto'd card in every mini-box
Every Display Box Contains a Low-#ed Auto'd Triple Relic and a low #ed Triple Relic Card
I received the following:
6 unique base cards
Ichiro, McCovey, Ryan, Jeter, Hamels, Dawson
The base cards of this premium product are thick and have a matte finish on the front and the reverse. The front features an action shot in color and the reverse has stats both personal and career (if career is completed) and 2011 stats. On the reverse is also a 'Triple Take' feature - listing 3 of the players greatest accomplishments or assets.
Bronze #ed to 625
Weaver and Clemente
Green #ed to 250
Gold #ed to 99
Halladay and Feller
Tim Hudson #ed to 25
Dustin Pedroia #ed to 36
Triple Relic/Auto #ed to 99
Relic/Auto #ed to 50
Triple Threads - excellent issue for the player collector - not so much for the set builder and nearly an impossible task for the deep pocket collector that attempts to put a master set together!! Display boxes (containing 2 packs) are running about $200 per display box - for 14 cards. Now if you are fortunate enough to pull a Mantle / Berra cut signature #ed to 3 - then the equation changes drastically.
2 gripes - the numbering is still on the front of the card - what is up with that? PLEASE number the cards on the reverse! And Ken Griffey Jr on the box? I know that Topps has inked a long term deal with Jr.... but why not Trout, Price, Hamilton, Jeter (I can't believe that I included him.....) Giancarlo Stanton, Cabrera, to name a few.... Any of these would be fantastic on the box OR why not all of them - then the boxes themselves become collectibles????
The cards are well done and the design is clean. I don't know about all of the designations on the triple relic cards - Laser Show, DirtBag, (how do they know that Beltre goes Comando???) Lots of the cards have the autos on the card - well done!!
Overall grade A- very pricey for the average collector.
Go buy several display boxes and send the Rays and their parallels to me!!