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hdjstuff
10-02-2012, 01:18 PM
M L B Triple Threads

1 Display box - 2 mini boxes - 7 cards per mini box
An Auto'd card in every mini-box
Every Display Box Contains a Low-#ed Auto'd Triple Relic and a low #ed Triple Relic Card

I received the following:

6 unique base cards

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Ichiro, McCovey, Ryan, Jeter, Hamels, Dawson

The base cards of this premium product are thick and have a matte finish on the front and the reverse. The front features an action shot in color and the reverse has stats both personal and career (if career is completed) and 2011 stats. On the reverse is also a 'Triple Take' feature - listing 3 of the players greatest accomplishments or assets.

Inserts

Bronze #ed to 625

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Weaver and Clemente

Green #ed to 250
Gold #ed to 99

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Halladay and Feller

Relics

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Tim Hudson #ed to 25
Triple Relic
Dustin Pedroia #ed to 36


Auto'd Relics

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Triple Relic/Auto #ed to 99
Drew Storen

Relic/Auto #ed to 50
Brett Lawrie

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Triple Threads - excellent issue for the player collector - not so much for the set builder and nearly an impossible task for the deep pocket collector that attempts to put a master set together!! Display boxes (containing 2 packs) are running about $200 per display box - for 14 cards. Now if you are fortunate enough to pull a Mantle / Berra cut signature #ed to 3 - then the equation changes drastically.

2 gripes - the numbering is still on the front of the card - what is up with that? PLEASE number the cards on the reverse! And Ken Griffey Jr on the box? I know that Topps has inked a long term deal with Jr.... but why not Trout, Price, Hamilton, Jeter (I can't believe that I included him.....) Giancarlo Stanton, Cabrera, to name a few.... Any of these would be fantastic on the box OR why not all of them - then the boxes themselves become collectibles????

The cards are well done and the design is clean. I don't know about all of the designations on the triple relic cards - Laser Show, DirtBag, (how do they know that Beltre goes Comando???) Lots of the cards have the autos on the card - well done!!

Overall grade A- very pricey for the average collector.

Go buy several display boxes and send the Rays and their parallels to me!!

Duane

XZYXZY
10-02-2012, 03:17 PM
Duane:

I can use the Jeter. Can we wrok something out?

2000Doubles
10-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Great review and nice hit on the Lawrie. Why the gripe on the numbering on the front of the card?

criollos
10-02-2012, 03:31 PM
I would like to trade you for the Clemente card; let me see what Rays #'ed and refractors I can find for you. Also, like 2000Doubles said, why is it so bad to have the serial numbering in the front of the card?

854Trav
10-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Nice Pedroia

hdjstuff
10-03-2012, 12:43 PM
As far as the numbering on the front of the card - I think it detracts from the card. I would like to see the numbering on the reverse in a 'special box'. It would not detract from the picture on the front and could be put in a place that is easier to read. AND Thank You for actually reading the review!

Duane

hdjstuff
10-03-2012, 12:44 PM
Duane:

I can use the Jeter. Can we wrok something out?

Jeter is yours - nothing to 'wrok' out.

PM your addy.

Duane

hdjstuff
10-03-2012, 12:44 PM
I would like to trade you for the Clemente card; let me see what Rays #'ed and refractors I can find for you. Also, like 2000Doubles said, why is it so bad to have the serial numbering in the front of the card?


Clemente is yours.

PM your addy.

Duane

hdjstuff
10-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Nice Pedroia

Do you have a decent Ray to trade for the Pedroia?

Duane

854Trav
10-03-2012, 04:24 PM
I wasn't able to find anything comparative to it. I was only able to find these three rays
2003 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors #426 B.J. Upton DP SER 449 $10.00
2008 Topps Chrome X-Fractors #193 Evan Longoria - $15.00
2007 Finest X-Fractors #150 Delmon Young SER 25 $12.00 It says only made to 25 but it says 50 on the card

and I did find this one but I will not trade it for the pedroia, I would need a lot more for it
2008 Topps Red Hot Rookie Redemption #17 Evan Longoria AU AU - $100.00

hdjstuff
10-03-2012, 04:37 PM
I wasn't able to find anything comparative to it. I was only able to find these three rays
2003 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors #426 B.J. Upton DP SER 449 $10.00
2008 Topps Chrome X-Fractors #193 Evan Longoria - $15.00
2007 Finest X-Fractors #150 Delmon Young SER 25 $12.00 It says only made to 25 but it says 50 on the card

and I did find this one but I will not trade it for the pedroia, I would need a lot more for it
2008 Topps Red Hot Rookie Redemption #17 Evan Longoria AU AU - $100.00

How about these 2?

2003 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors #426 B.J. Upton DP SER 449 $10.00
2008 Topps Chrome X-Fractors #193 Evan Longoria - $15.00

for the Pedroia?
If that's good for you, post that puppy and I'll mail in the next day or so.

Duane

criollos
10-03-2012, 05:35 PM
Clemente is yours.

PM your addy.

Duane


Duane:
Thanks alot for the offer, but plmk if you can use these Rays and we can make it a trade

2010 Bowman Platinum #PP2 DESMOND JENNINGS Refractor #’ed 313/999
2010 Bowman Chrome #201 WADE DAVIS Refractor
2010 Topps Chrome #72 DAVID PRICE Orange Refractor
2012 Topps Chrome Refractor BEN ZOBRIST #31

854Trav
10-03-2012, 06:01 PM
will post in a second thanks for the trade Duane

hdjstuff
10-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Duane:
Thanks alot for the offer, but plmk if you can use these Rays and we can make it a trade

2010 Bowman Platinum #PP2 DESMOND JENNINGS Refractor #’ed 313/999
2010 Bowman Chrome #201 WADE DAVIS Refractor
2010 Topps Chrome #72 DAVID PRICE Orange Refractor
2012 Topps Chrome Refractor BEN ZOBRIST #31

That's fine if that's what you want to do.... however the Clemente is yours with no strings attached.

If you want/need to trade...
I'll take this one:
2010 Topps Chrome #72 DAVID PRICE Orange Refractor

Post and I'll mail soon.

Duane

XZYXZY
10-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Duane:

The Jeter arrived today - Thanks again.

Meliah
10-13-2012, 10:53 PM
As far as the numbering on the front of the card - I think it detracts from the card. I would like to see the numbering on the reverse in a 'special box'. It would not detract from the picture on the front and could be put in a place that is easier to read. AND Thank You for actually reading the review!

Duane

I used to not really care too much but when looking at a higher end card I can see the point of having the numbering on the back. It can take away from the card and ruin the design flow in my opinion.

mm1sub
10-14-2012, 07:18 AM
I can dig up a few Rays for the Feller if you would like to trade it.

hdjstuff
10-16-2012, 08:40 AM
Folks - due to circumstances beyond my control - I cannot access your addys.... please PM your addy along with the card(s) you requested and I will attempt to fill the requests. Sorry for the delay.

Duane

Nate213
10-16-2012, 08:49 AM
I like the storen, cmb! Also i liked the Ichiro