What: 2016 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards
Arrives: Sept. 14
Box basics: Four hits in every two-pack box.
What’s buzz-worthy: Triple Threads returns for an 11th year of high-end hits with a familiar two-pack box format and plenty of potential, which includes a Kevin Costner Bull Durham autographed Relic, plenty of autographs and memorabilia and plenty of booklet cards.
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The Basics: Each box will include one autographed Triple Relic (/99 or less), one Triple Relic Card (/36 or less), one autographed rookie or Triple Threads Unity auto jumbo Relic (/99 or less) and Triple Threads Unity jumbo Relic (/36 or less) using the familiar two-pack format of past years. … Each case will guarantee a 1/1 auto Relic and a triple-auto Relic card. … Overall, the formula here is close to past years. … There will be three types of Deca booklets to be found with Deca Threads Auto Relics will be limited to 10 with Gold (/5) and 1/1 Ruby versions, which will be the same format for Deca Threads Auto Relic Combos and Deca Threads Relic Combos. … Rookies and Future Phenoms Auto Relics will have three swatches and an auto with a starting point of 99 copies and then Silver (/75), Emerald (/50), Onyx (/35) and 1/1 Ruby, Wood and printing plate parallels. … Auto Relics will be limited to 18 copies for the standard cards and then Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3) and 1/1 Ruby, Gold and plates. … Auto Relic Combos will have three players’ autos and Relics and be limited to 36, 27 (Silver), 18 (Emerald), nine (Gold) and three (Sapphire).
For Auto Relics, there also will be Jumbo Plus books that have one jumbo patch and two patch pieces along with an auto, Letter Plus (same but with a letter), Cut Above and Dual Cut Above cards. The Plus cards will be limited to three with 1/1 Ruby parallels, while Cuts will be 1/1s. … For Relics there will be Triple Threads Relics and Legends starting at 36 copies per card, while bat nameplates will be 1/1s and Jumbo Letter, Number or Logos cards also will be that limited. … Also in play well be 1/1 bat knobs, Jumbo Plus Relics, Jumbo Patch and Letter Plus booklets. … All-Star jerseys will be found in five sets — All-Star Patches, Jumbo Patches, Sleeve Team Patches, Majestic Logo Patches and Laundry Tag cards. These will all be limited to no more than nine copies with most of the premium cards being 1/1 creations.
The base set size was not revealed but it will include a rainbow of eight parallels — Amethyst (/250), Emerald (/200), Amber (/150), Gold (/99), Onyx (/50), Sapphire (/25) and 1/1 Ruby and plates. … Autographed Rookies will be signed on-card and numbered (/TBD), while single Relics will be /36 or less and Auto Jumbo Relics will be /99 or less.
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