2017 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Box Break & Review

What can be said about Triple Threads that hasn’t been said already?  Its a polarizing product that hasn’t gone through many changes since it became an annual release over a decade ago.  I can still remember opening a pack of this stuff during the 2007 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH.  Pulling that Tom Seaver/Dwight Gooden/Roger Clemens Triple Relic Auto #’ed/1 was a huge deal to me.  Back then packs and boxes came in that odd triangle shape.

Triple Threads has and will always be about the “hits”.  Yes.  There is a base set.  The 2017 set consists of (100) cards with parallels that include Amethyst #’ed/340, Emerald #’ed/250, Amber #’ed/150, Gold #’ed/99, Onyx #’ed/50, Sapphire #’ed/25, Ruby #’ed/1, and Printing Plates #’ed/1.  It is entirely made up of veterans, retired stars, and Hall of Famers.  All rookies in this product will have to come in some sort of “hit” form.

Autographs, jerseys, patches, bats, booklets, Topps throws everything into Triple Threads.  You’ll even find Theo Epstein and Floyd Mayweather in here.  Whenever Topps comes out with a new baseball product, I like to check the checklist for which Phillies made it in.  There usually is a regular group of guys, but for 2017 Triple Threads Jim Thome got some cards in a Phillies uniform.  Its been awhile since I’ve seen him in any new sets.  I’d say he’s my favorite addition this year.  Other collectors seem to agree as they’re spending hundreds on his new cards.

Triple Threads isn’t for the collector who’s on a tight budget.  A master box can cost almost $200.  Inside each mini-box you’ll find (2) “hits”.  That’s (4) “hits” per master box.  If you’ve been a fan of Triple Threads, I think you’ll have fun with the 2017 set.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto/Relics

  • Aledmys Diaz Unity Auto Jumbo Relic Silver #’ed/75
  • Eric Thames Auto Relic #’ed/18

Relics

  • Masahiro Tanaka Relic Gold #’ed/9
  • Evan Longoria Single Jumbo Unity Relic Emerald #’ed/18

Parallels

  • Greg Maddux Amethyst #’ed/340
  • Jacob deGrom Emerald #’ed/250
  • Zack Greinke Emerald #’ed/250
  • Robinson Cano Sapphire #’ed/25

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3 Responses

  1. The Tanaka relic is kind of cool, although it won’t pay for the box. Also kind of nice to get a low-numbered Cano. I feel like he doesn’t get enough hobby love given his stats. I’d say he’s a likely Hall of Famer.

  2. I’ve seen far worse boxes this year, there are some really questionable inclusions in the auto checklist when only 2 are included in each master box. Nice review!

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