Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2014 Topps Triple Threads Base card

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Triple Threads
Year: 2014
Card Number: 21
Card Type: Base

If there's one thing I can count on as a Yount collector it's that Topps Triple Threads will feature Robin.  I'd have to go do the research, but I'm pretty sure he's been featured almost every year since the brand came out.  In the early years of the product the base cards were numbered just like all the other parallels to around 1350 copies.  I'm not sure if that print run still holds true now that Topps doesn't number the base cards.  

The other thing you can count on is that the relic and autos will look almost identical from year to year, but at least the base cards change.  The 2014 design is similar to past designs and keeps the formula up.  Like years past the set features the player more than the game.  Cropping out the player to be prominently displayed in a frame.  Robin's card isn't very colorful, with the only real popping color coming from the mustard yellow nameplate and the blue from his uniform.  I do like the foil framing goes behind Robin making it look like he's coming out of the card.  Over all a pretty typical Triple Threads card and that's not a bad thing, a well designed card with foil accents and the player featured prominently.  The back has the usual three (triple) facts, I'll have to make a note to find Robin's other Triple Thread cards and compare backs just to see how much of the info is recycled.

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