Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 Topps Triple Threads Football Cards Box Break Recap And Review

Last year Topps Triple Threads Football came on strong with some major design changes, almost all of them for the better.  The design started to mimic the much higher end Five Star line. For 2014 Topps Triple Threads it appears they have backed off on some of those deisng elements, making the cards visual impact somewhat more subtile with still retaining its high end feel. This seems closer to what collectors expectations and memory of what Triple Threads should be. The iconic die cut sayings that overlay the relic pieces still remain for some of the cards, because it just wouldn’t be Triple Threads without it.

2014 Topps Triple Threads Football fits into our premium cards category.  Each master box has two mini boxes.  Each mini box contains 7 cards with an autographed relic and a relic card, one of which is a triple relic.

Here are all of the cards we pulled.

Drew Brees, front and back
Victor Cruz, Darrelle Revis
Jay Cutler, Cecil Shorts, Jordy Nelson

Color Parallels 
T.Y. Hilton - Purple #/399, Julio Jones - Purple #/399
Julius Thomas - Emerald #/199, Jordy Nelson - Sapphire #/25

The Hits
 Derrick Carr Rookie Jumbo Relic - Emerald #/50
 Drew Brees Triple Treads Relic Emerald #/18
 Marqise Lee Rookie Autographed Relic Emerald #/50
 Odell Beckham Jr. Base Rookie Autographed Relics Emerald #/50

Overall Look
The base card design here is strong but a bit more busy this year when it comes to base card background design, Gold foil accents work well and have been toned down a bit.  Colored parallels are much more viable this year without being overwhelming which should bring back Rainbow collectors.  Hit cards look great as usual.

Quality and Variety of Players
Triple Threads football does have a heavy premiere rookie lean, which is in line with the feel of Triple Threads from years past but veteran players seem to be upped this year.

Do the Hits satisfy?
This is a collector’s favorite in a decent rookie year. There will be some rough boxes but for the most part, collectors should be pleased.

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 1/2 out of 5

There is a reason Topps Triple Threads Football is a collectors' favorite year after year. 2014 is no exception.

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