Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Box Break Recap and Review

Anyone who plays baseball knows the cleanup position in the batting order may not be the most consistent hitter in he lineup. Usually that is reserved for early in the order. But a smart manager also makes sure the bottom of their order has some hitters too, prevented a guaranteed  “three and out" in the later innings. So it's a smart play by Topps to put Triple Threads Baseball after heavy hitters like Museum, Tribute and Tier One. It remains a consistent fan favorite and rightly so. 2014 Topps Triple Threads Baseball delivers again with hits that satisfy and boxes that spread the wealth. Triple Thread has become the goto Premium Baseball card offering with the widest range of appeal.

Topps Triple Threads Baseball falls under our premium cards category.  Each master display box contains two mini boxes with 7 cards per mini. Every mini-box contains an autographed relic and a relic card, one of which is a triple relic.

Here are all of the cards we pulled from our box.

Base Set
Madison Bumgarner, front and back
Dustin Pedroia, Ozzie Smith 
 Hanley Ramirez, Josh Hamilton, Giancarlo Stanton

 Color Base Parallels
Adrian Beltre Amethyst #/325
Hanley Ramirez Emerald #/250, Johnny Bench Emerald #/250 
 Derek Jeter Sapphire #/25

The Hits
Joe Nathan Unity Single Jumbo Relic #/36
Matt Adams Unity Autograph Jumbo Relic #/99 
Buster Posey & Matt Cain & Tim Lincecum Relic Combo Emerald #/18 
 Miguel Cabrera Triple Threads Auto Relic Gold #/9 Redemption

 Card has arrived.  Looks great!

Overall Look
The base card design has been hit or miss over the years, but this year, for the most part, I like the look.  There is some nice bordering with etched foil accents but matte cropping of the photos feels a little funky in some places.  I don’t know if its the sharp edging agains the patterned background but it feels a little off to my eye. This is a minor point from a design level as everything else about the base cards look great.  The use of corresponding color on the backs of the parallels, base and hits, is a nice touch too. As usual, the hit cards are a familiar and solid design.

Quality and Variety of Players
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 plenty of collection making hits to be found here.  Short of the monster hits, there are still plenty of solid player hits to be pulled.

Will you keep coming back for more?
For some collectors, this is a special occasion box, one that they look forward to each year and for collectors with deep products, a case is an easy purchase.  For those in the middle, this would be an excellent release for a multi box purchase.

4 1/2 out of 5

2014 Topps Triple Threads Baseball delivers again this year.

Review box provided by Topps

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