It’s hard to believe the Triple Threads product line is now more than a decade old. No matter the sport, it is usually a solid seller for shops and online dealers. While there has been some adjustment in how TTT is packaged and opened, the concept remains pretty much the same. 2015 Triple Threads NFL was released earlier this month with the usual mix of veterans, retired greats, popular rookies and plenty of relic cards.
Each master box promises an Autograph Triple Relic card sequentially numbered to 99 or less, a Triple Relic numbered to 36 or less, a Triple Threads Rookie Autograph Relic (single) numbered to 99 or less and a Rookie Jumbo Relic (single), numbered to 99 or less along with other cards.
The year’s base cards feature the players against a brown background with the side border having different colors depending on the type of card. The player’s name, position and team logo are on the bottom. The back has biographical information, a brief informational note as well as seasonal and career stats.
My local card store (Triple Cards in Plano TX) reported good sales at slightly over than $200 per master box. He sold out his original case order and chose not to re-order. Reaction from his customers was good– just not good enough to have the owner do a restock. Leading online retailers are currently at $150-160 before shipping.
Base Cards: 6 of 100. Again, while base cards aren’t the focus of products like this, I think those from higher end products are a nice long-term play because they are very limited—even if they aren’t serial numbered. Nothing wrong with the design on these.
Emerald Parallel (# to 199): Blake Bortles, Brett Favre
Ruby Parallel (#to 50): Terrell Davis
Relics Purple (# to 27): Blake Bortles
Rookie Autograph Relics Purple (# to 75): David Cobb
Letter Plus Autograph Relic Book Card (# to 3): Eddie Lacy
It was nice to finally land a really solid hit from a box we received from Topps as the Lacy card is pretty sweet (apologies for not having a photo). Those of you who read these reviews know my luck isn’t the best. The book cards in TTT are usually very well done and this year is no exception.
Bortles may not be a rookie anymore but landing two of his numbered cards was nice.
Once again, Triple Threads is a higher-end product with a lot of sticker autographs. There aren’t a lot of surprises this year and I’m not sure it’s a great value at the higher end of the box price spectrum. However, Topps usually packs enough decent stuff inside to make it interesting enough to roll the dice and that’s the case once again, especially considering the number of serial numbered cards under 100.
You might try a mini box before committing to something more and buying singles on the secondary market is always an option. Click here to see singles, boxes and box break spots currently listed on eBay.