Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Topps Triple Threads Checklist and Preview

The preliminary 2010 Topps Triple Threads checklist is out and the set is due out in August. This set has always intrigued me, partly because the cards are nice (and somewhat over the top), but mainly
because they are insanely expensive. Last year while manning a table at a card show, I finally made the plunge and split a box with two other collectors. The box was
about $180 if I recall correctly and contained two packs of a handful of cards. I probably won't buy any packs this year but you never know. Here is the full preliminary checklist:

2010 Topps Triple Threads Checklist


The 2010 Triple Threads base set will feature 120 retired greats and current stars including Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb, Johnny Bench, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Cy Young and many more.
Every card is serial numbered and there are a few parallel versions of each card. Parallel sets include:

Sepia (#/525)
Emerald (#/240)
Gold (#/99)
Sapphire (#/25)
Platinum (1 of 1)
Framed Printing Plates (1 of 1)

Rookies and Rising Stars Autographed Relics

This is an extension of the base set, featuring cards #'s 121-168. Each card contains one on card signature and three relics from a rookie or young star. The base cards are numbered out of 99, and of course there are some parallels:

Sepia (#/75)
Emerald (#/50)
Gold (#/25)
Sapphire (#/10)
Platinum (1 of 1)
Wood (1 of 1)
"White Whale" Printing Plates (1 of 1)

Rookies and Rising Stars Autographed Relic Pairs

Six different folding book cards that each show two current star players, two on card signatures and six total relics. These are normally numbered out of 50 but there
are also Gold (#/25), Sapphire (#/10) and Platinum (one of one) parallels.

Autograph Relics and Autograph Relic Pairs

Eighty current players, with each card featuring an on card autograph and three relics. The Autograph Relic Pairs are a six card subset of book cards, each with two players, two signatures and six relics.
Most are numbered to 18, but Gold parallels are numbered to 9, Sapphire to 3, and Wood and Platinum's are one of one.

Autograph Relic Combos

Each of these beauties has three players, three autographs and three relics. There are fifteen of them, and they are numbered to 36 unless it's one of the following parallels:

Sepia (#/27)
Emerald (#/18)
Gold (#/9)
Sapphire (#/3)
Platinum (1 of 1)
Wood (1 of 1)
"White Whale" Printing Plates (1 of 1)

Autograph Relic Double Combos

These over-the-top relic cards have six players, 6 signatures and six relics on each book card! Six cards in the set and they are numbered to 3 or one of one (Platinum).

Legends Cut Above Relics and Dual Cut Above Relics

The Cut Above Relics are ten cards of great players such as Ruth, Gehrig and Cobb that contain a cut signature and three relics. They are one of one.
Dual Cut Above Relics are six book cards that feature two legends, two signatures and six relcs.

Presidential Cut Above Relics

Another six card book set (starting to sound like a pattern!) featuring a cut signature and three relics from a United States President.

Jumbo Plus Autograph Relics

A book card set of 16. One side of the book has the players autograph and two relics while the other side has one giant relic. Either numbered out of three...or one of one if it's a Platinum parallel.

Letter Plus Relics

A sixteen book card set with one player, one auto, two relics and a letter patch on each card. Numbered out of 3 or one of one if Platinum.

Singular Swatches

Now these are crazy! Judging by the simple name of the subset, you might not think so but guess again. These are book cards of a player that contain relics such as necklaces, wristbands and sunglasses. Next year I'm hoping for a U.L. Washington toothpick relic card!
Each one of these unique cards are truly unique...one of one.

All-Star Jumbo Sleeve Patches

A 66 book card set of one of one cards, each featuring an All-Star player with their All-Star Patch relic, plus two additional All-Star Patches.

All-Star Laundry Tags

Another innovative relic set. These 66 book cards are numbered one of one and show a 2009 All-Star with their All-Star jersey laundry tag and two other patches.

All-Star Logo Man

A 66 card set of 2009 All-Star's with the MLB Logo Man patch from their All-Star jersey. These are also one one one.

All-Star Jersey Patches

You guessed it...66 cards. These feature a 2009 All-Star with three jersey patches. Numbered out of 9, or one of one if Platinum.

Bat Name Plates

A fifteen card book set of one of one cards. They have one player and three relics including a bat name plate.

Bat Knobs

A ten card book set of a single player with three relics, one of which is a game-used bat knob. Numbered one of one.

XXIV

An 18 book card set. Each card has at least 24 relic pieces! Normally numbered to 18, parallels include Gold (#/90), Sapphire (#/3) and Platinum (one of one).

XXIV Legends

There are only five of these and they feature retired greats such as Mantle and Cobb. As the name indicates, these book cards have at least 24 relic pieces! These are one of one cards.

Jumbo Plus Relics

A 16 book card set featuring one player and two relics on one side and a giant relic piece on the other side. Numbered to 3 or one of one if Platinum.

Letter Plus Relics

A 16 book card set featuring one player and two relics on one side and a giant relic piece on the other side. Numbered to 3 or one of one if Platinum.

Jumbo Patch Combos

A ten book card set featuring three players and three jumbo patches. One of one.

Jumbo Letter/Number/Logo

A ten book card set. Each card has a cap logo, a jersey letter and a jersey number or front letter. One of one.

Relics

A 132 card set (three cards each of 44 players). Normally numbered out of 36 and have the following parallels:

Sepia (#/27)
Emerald (#/18)
Gold (#/9)
Sapphire (#/3)
Platinum (1 of 1)


Legends Relics

A 30 card set of some of the greatest to ever play the game. Normally numbered out of 36 and have the following parallels:

Sepia (#/27)
Emerald (#/18)
Gold (#/9)
Sapphire (#/3)
Platinum (1 of 1)

Relic Combos

A 60 card set. Each card features three players and three relics. Normally numbered out of 36 and have the following parallels:

Sepia (#/27)
Emerald (#/18)
Gold (#/9)
Sapphire (#/3)
Platinum (1 of 1)

Double Combos

An 18 book card set. These cards can feature up to six players and six relics. Normally numbered out of 36 and have the following parallels:

Sepia (#/27)
Emerald (#/18)
Gold (#/9)
Sapphire (#/3)
Platinum (1 of 1)


Wow, what a set. The new relics they come up with never ceases to amaze me. But, looking forward to the set as usual.