For 2011 Topps Triple Treads Football there is a major change that parallels the change for the baseball version of Triple Threads, an additional hit per mini box. Referred to as unity cards, because you can put together a series of three similar cards to complete a background picture, this brings the total number of hits per master box to four. This also means that each mini box now contains one autographed relic and one relic card.
Topps Triple Treads Football fits our premium cards category. Each box contains two mini boxes with 7 cards per mini. In addition to the autographed relic and relic card, each mini contains sequentially numbered base cards in regular and shorter printed parallels.
Here are all of the cards we pulled from our box.
Maurice Jones-Drew, front and back
BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Josh Freeman
Doubles of Tony Gonzalez
This really nice Gale Sayers
Sepia parallels of Matthew Stafford and Santonio Holmes #/300
Emerald parallels of Brett Farve and Junior Seau both #/250
Robert Meachem Emerald Unity Relic #/18
Mikel Leshoure Sepia Unity Auto Relic #/75
Julio Jones Ruby Triple Threads Relic #/3
DeMarco Murray Sepia Triple Threads Auto Relic #/70 Redemption Card
The base card design here works really well. Once again, kudos to Topps for the additional hits to this product, the unity cards with interlocking backgrounds. The returning hit cards have that classic Triple Threads feel while changing the single player Triple Threads Relics to vertical rather than horizontal design.
Quality and Variety of Players
Triple Threads football does have a “rookie lean” but the majority of the checklist is high quality and in line with the feel of Triple Threads from years past.
Do the Hits satisfy?
There are some big hits to be had here but even if you don’t pull one of the booklets or white whales, your hits should be nice ones. In a move to keep the hits low numbered, most players have multiple cards, generally in two to three different versions.
Will you keep coming back for more?
Triple Threads is always fun to open. It is a product you will return to time and time again.
4 out of 5
2011 Topps Triple Threads Football delivers more hits and some solid cards this year.