First Buzz: 2017 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Four hits in every two-pack box (18 boxes per case)
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What’s buzz-worthy: Triple Threads returns for another season of high-end hits with two guys who just might get a little attention as their autographs are in there for the first time — Aaron Judge and Derek Jeter.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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. … As with past years, each case will guarantee a 1/1 auto Relic and a triple-auto Relic card, and overall, the formula here appears very similar to past years.

The base set size was not revealed but it will include a rainbow of eight parallels — Amethyst (/TBD), Emerald (/TBD), Amber (/TBD), Gold (/99), Onyx (/50), Sapphire (/25) and 1/1 Ruby as well as printing plates. … Autographed rookies will be signed on-card (/TBD) with Emerald (/50), Gold (/25), Sapphire (/10) and 1/1 Ruby and printing plates. Meanwhile, 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) with the same 1/1 options as other auto Relics. … 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. … There will be auto Deca Relic books once again with one player getting 10 swatches and ink on cards limited to 10 copies. These will have Gold (/5) and 1/1 Ruby parallels. The same will apply with the 10-player cards.

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 limited to three copies with 1/1 Ruby parallels. … Also in play well be 1/1 bat knobs, Jumbo Plus Relics, Jumbo Patch and Letter Plus booklets. … New this year will be World Baseball Classic Relic Combos starting at 36 copies per card with a full rainbow of parallels along with All-Star Patches (/9) with 1/1 Ruby cards. All-Star jerseys will be found in four other sets — Patch Books, Jumbo Patches, Sleeve Team Patches, Majestic Logo Patches and Laundry Tag cards. … Unity Relics also will be back with the typical rainbow starting with 36 copies along with autographs that will start at 99 copies per card.

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One thought on “First Buzz: 2017 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

  1. Paul June 14, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Bellinger mockup has ChiSox logo – what are the odds it hits production?


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