From a configuration standpoint, Triple Threads has always been a favorite of mine. I like products that get straight to the “hits”. I’m not a set collector, so a lot of those base cards would just sit around taking up space.
Even though the football version of Triple Threads has seen the most design change in it’s almost ten year history, a lot of things are still the same. I think that’s one of the biggest gripes collectors have with this brand. Not a whole lot changes other than the players. Specifically the rookie class. If you’re one of those collectors that likes consistency, Triple Threads is right for you.
Another little thing would have to be the amount of sticker autographs. For a product that can cost up to $160.00, I don’t think there should be this many stickers. Especially when you have a product like High Tek which is a hundred dollars cheaper and contains all on-card autographs. You would think it would be the other way around.
There are three areas of this product that work really well. The first would be the base rookie autographed triple relics. That three petaled flower-like design is a major upgrade from previous years. Second are the autographed hand stamped jumbo cards. These have always looked great, and are probably one of the best things you could pull from a box. Topps has included veterans with these this year too. Third would be the booklet/letter patch cards. The odds of pulling one are very unlikely, but many have fun designs.
Overall the box was fun to open. Then again, every box I open is fun. Some are winners, and some are losers depending on what you like. If you’ve enjoyed Triple Threads in the past, you’ll probably like this product.
Here is what I pulled:
- Ameer Abdullah RC Emerald Auto Jersey/Patch/Jersey #’ed/50
- Ty Montgomery RC Purple Auto/Jersey #’ed/75
- Teddy Bridgewater #TTR-TB2 Jersey #’ed/36
- Devin Smith RC Jumbo Jersey #’ed/99
- Eli Manning Gold #’ed/99
- Kelvin Benjamin Emerald #’ed/199
- Darrelle Revis Purple #’ed/232
- Howie Long Purple #’ed/232