If you have been reading this site for long enough, you know about me and my feelings regarding Triple Threads. Its one of those sets that I would be celebrating if it never came out again, and yet, here we are for the umpteenth year with the same tired concept. In fact, the set has changed so little over the years, that I cannot understand how people still look forward to the lame cut out phrases that seem to be more and more facepalm every time it comes out.
Here are some of the big hits so far:
The worst part about this set is the fact that it literally caters to the lowest common denominator of the hobby. Oversized relics, sticker autos, and terrible design. I mean, half of this set looks like it was inspired by fucking Khaki Pants. Yes, we all love modeling our collection after the most boring article of clothing ever invented! Now you AND your PC can both be business casual!
Regardless of the situations that Triple Threads never seems to fix, these cards just tend to get dumber by the moment. Really take a second to read through some of the die cut words on the card. If you have to google it to understand what the fuck is going on, the line has already been crossed.
Check out the worst of the worst for these die cuts:
2014 Triple Threads Jim Rice Auto Relic – Not sure what this is about?
2014 Triple Threads Cal Ripken Auto Relic – Just a stupid way to say he swings hard?
2014 Triple Threads Eric Davis Auto Relic – If I didnt know better, he is 2 lazy?
2014 Triple Threads Salvador Perez Auto Relic – I hope that is his nickname.
2014 Triple Threads Billy Butler Auto Relic – Topps is now commemorating “dad jokes.”
ANNNNNNND the winner for worst of the year!
I also cant decide which I dislike more, the set itself, or the people that fight to the death defend how awesome it is. OMG DID YOU SEE THIS ROZDUCKYOULOUS MOJOZOZ I JUST PULLED?!?!?!?!!1111! That’s the type of people that go through cases of this stuff. The people who post maildays on youtube, the people that post retail pack breaks on message boards. Yup, them. If its shiny and rainbow colored, they love it, and boy do they love triple threads.
Either way, the venom I spew will make no difference what-so-ever, as this continues to be a polarizing yet popular product. People love folding out booklets of GIANT size patches, and they could literally give half a shit that the card looks like crap. That’s just the way it is. Ive come to accept it. Now in football, its odd, because things have actually gotten a lot better. I bought a few cards from Triple Threads last year. However, I have come to understand that Baseball will never change.
Feel free to light me up, I get that I am in the minority. I also understand that I am really generalizing here, but I fail to see sometimes why people like the things they like. One of those questions that I will never be able to answer, just like the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.