2012 Topps Triple Threads – The Best of the Worst

Every time Topps releases the Triple Threads plague on the world, I like to collect some of the more ridiculous die cuts and do my part to display the stupidity of this product in all its glory. For the last couple of years, I am almost positive that Topps is running out of ideas on a lot of these cards, because after 6 years of ugly swatch windows, you can only think of so many more sayings and nicknames. That doesnt excuse some of the off the wall idiocy displayed in this year’s set.

For your viewing pleasure:

2012 Triple Threads Billy Butler Auto Jersey – So, Billy Butler’s nickname is “Country Breakfast,” but it took a few google searches to find that out. This is one of those cards that you just lose your mind over, because the average person who pulls this out of a pack has no clue what relationship Billy Butler has with this die cut.

2012 Triple Threads Wade Boggs Auto Jersey – I was educated on Twitter that Boggs was notorious for eating chicken before every game. Yup, definitely need to immortalize that in a card.

2012 Triple Threads Giancarlo Stanton Auto Jersey – Mike Stanton officially asked to be called Giancarlo to begin this season for a number of reasons. Of course, leave it to Triple Threads to make light of this situation.

2012 Triple Threads Bryce Harper Triple Jersey – How would you describe my criticisms of this set? Right.

2012 Triple Threads Alex Gordon Jersey Auto – Hahahaha, its funny because he never lived up to his expected potential! LETS PUT IT ON A CARD!

2012 Triple Threads Tim Lincecum Triple Jersey – Im dazed and confused by who thought this was a good one to use for him.

2012 Triple Threads Mike Moustakas Triple Jersey – Ohhhh, right, because his name sounds like this. I feel really bad for future major leaguer Richard Schlongson.

2012 Triple Threads Billy Butler Auto Jersey – Im guessing because his last name is Butler? Shoot me now.

2012 Triple Threads Derrek Holland Auto Jersey – Love the ‘stache-less picture.

Please everyone, go ahead, buy a few boxes of this stuff, because its definitely the type of product we should support. Hell, go buy four boxes, maybe you can let me know what your die cuts are in reference to after fifteen minutes of searching on google for an answer.

7 thoughts on “2012 Topps Triple Threads – The Best of the Worst

  1. I disagree with you on many of your opinions, but you could not be more right on this one.

    I thought these cards were ugly and silly from the get go, add in the price tag and I am completely flabbergasted as to why it’s made 7 years?!?!?!?!

  2. That Derek Holland card is by far the best. It’s like the high end version of NFL Draft patches of guys who didn’t get drafted.

  3. For the majority of these, I’d be embarrassed to show them to anyone if I had them in my collection. Just nails-on-a-chalkboard awful.

    The Boggs chicken man isn’t so bad. It was his well established nickname, especially early in his career. You couldn’t watch a Red Sox game or read about him without his habit of eating chicken being mentioned.

  4. I never really understood the premise of all these crazy cutouts for the jersey.

    If I have to google why these words are on the card it defeats the purpose. it seems like setting all these letters in a press to make the cutouts is labor intensive.

    Why dont they put a big opening in the card and make the jersey swatch the major feature of the card like crown royale jersey especially since it is in the name of the product. Unless there are a bunch of little tiny pieces put together behind every letter instead of one or 2 swatches.

  5. Wow. These are embarrassingly bad. I typically like when triple threads uses actual nicknames or position and number. Aside from that team names /actual team nicknames should be all that you see on these cards.

    When I say actual nicknames I mean it. Iron man, say hey kid, splendid splinter that type of stuff.

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