High End 2022 Topps Triple Threads Is Full of Relics & Autos: What You Should Know

Topps Triple Threads is undoubtedly a high-end product, but it’s one that appears to have found its niche within the hobby.

But what can collectors find in 2022 Topps Triple Threads? And what’ll it cost?

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2022 Topps Triple Threads release format & release date

The 2022 Topps Triple Threads release date has moved a few times already. The exact drop date has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be sometime in December 2022.

2022 Topps Triple Threads hobby boxes contain two packs with each pack containing seven cards. Each case contains 18 hobby packs.

The first pack includes an autographed triple relic and a jumbo relic. The second pack includes either a rookie autograph or an autographed jumbo relic as well as a triple relic.

Pre-sale info on 2022 Topps Triple Threads is a little hard to find, but where we do see them available, they are selling for around $400 per box.

$400 for 14 cards puts this box squarely in the “premium product” category.

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Topps Triple Threads 2022 base set & design

Unlike some ultra-premium, high-dollar products, 2022 Topps Triple Threads does offer a base set.

The base set consists of 100 cards, featuring a mix of current and retired stars. With only six base cards per box, this would be one pricy set to build from packs.

The base set design consists of a frame of gold, black, and red around a photo of the player. The card front has a textured look. The player’s name appears on a black plate at the bottom of the frame, making the card look like a labeled painting in a frame. The team name or player position are not listed on the card front.

Overall, the card design is solid but unspectacular, although some of the parallels do enhance the base design a bit in a way that really pops.

2022 Topps Triple Threads Base Card Design

Speaking of parallels…

2022 Topps Triple Threads parallels

As with most ultra-modern offerings, a rainbow of parallel versions enhances the 2022 Topps Triple Threads product. In this case, the parallel names lend an air of fanciness to the proceedings, with names you won’t find in your standard box of Crayola crayons.

Parallel versions include:

  • Amethyst: /299
  • Emerald: /259
  • Amber: /199
  • Aquamarine: /150
  • Tourmaline: /125
  • Gold: /99
  • Citrine: /75
  • Onyx: /50
  • Sapphire: /25
  • Printing Plates: 1/1
  • Wood: 1/1
2022 Topps Triple Threads Onyx Parallel

Triple Threads 2022 autographed relics

Autographed relics are one of the big draws of the 2022 Topps Triple Thread product, with some exciting hits to be had.

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Triple Threads Rookies & Future Phenoms Autograph Relics

Highlighting the top rookies and young players. Each card contains an autograph and three relic pieces, one oversized. Numbered to 99 copies each. Amethyst (/75), Emerald (/50), Gold (/35), Onyx (/25), Sapphire (/10), Printing Plates (1/1), Ruby (1/1) and Wood (1/1) parallels are also available.

Triple Threads Rookies & Future Phenoms Autograph Relics

Triple Threads Autograph Single Jumbo Relics

Featuring a jumbo relic and an autograph of a single player. These are serial numbered /99 and offer Amethyst (/75), Emerald (/50), Gold (/25), Sapphire (/10), and Ruby (1/1) parallels.

Triple Threads Autograph Single Jumbo Relics Gold Parallel

Triple Threads 2022 Autograph Relic Combo Cards

Include signatures and relics of three different players. Base cards are limited to 36 copies each, with parallels that include Amethyst (/27), Emerald (/18), Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3), Printing Plates (1/1), Ruby (1/1) and Wood (1/1).

Triple Threads Autograph Relics

These cards include three memorabilia windows that spell out a stat or number associated with the player. Limited to 27 copies each. Parallels come in Amber (/18), Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3), Printing Plates (1/1), Ruby (1/1) and Wood (1/1).

2022 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relics – Wood Parallel

Triple Threads Touch ‘Em All 3-Player Auto Relic

Featuring power-hitting teammates with autographs and game-used base relics. Base cards are numbered to 18 copies. Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are also available.

Triple Threads Deca Autograph Relic Cards

Featuring one player with 10 relics and an autograph. Base cards are numbered to 10 copies. Gold (/5) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are also available.

Triple Threads Deca Autograph Relic Combo Cards

Featuring 10 different players, with autographs and swatch relics. Base cards are numbered to 10 copies. Gold (/5) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are also available.

Triple Threads Common Threads 3-Player Triple Auto Relic

Featuring players who share a common bond through the history of the game. Base cards are limited to 9 copies. Sapphire (/3) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are also available. New for 2022.

Triple Threads Common Threads 3-Player Triple Auto Relic

Triple Threads Jumbo Plus Autograph Relic Book Cards

Include an autograph, two relic pieces, and a jumbo patch. Numbered out of only 3 copies each, with a 1/1 Ruby parallel also available.

Triple Threads Letter Plus Autograph Relic Book Cards

Include two relic pieces, a nameplate letter patch, and an autograph. Numbered out of only 3 copies each, with a 1/1 Ruby parallel also available.

Triple Threads Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book Cards

Featuring a single player in a 3-panel book card, which is limited to 5 copies. Gold (/3) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are available.

Triple Threads Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book Card

Triple Threads Cut Above Cut Signature Cards

Include a relic and a cut signature. Serial numbered 1/1.

Triple Threads Dual Cut Above Cut Signatures Book Cards

Feature two players with relics and cut signatures. Also serial numbered 1/1.

Topps Triple Threads 2022 Rookie Autographs

In addition to the autographed relic cards, there are auto-only Rookie Autographs in 2022 Topps Triple Threads. Base cards are sequentially numbered, and parallels include Amethyst (/75), Emerald (/50), Gold (/25), Sapphire (/10), Printing Plate (1/1) and Ruby (1/1).

2022 Topps Triple Threads Rookie Autographs

2022 Topps Triple Threads relics

In addition to the autographed relics, signature-free relics are also available.

Triple Threads Single Jumbo Relics

One player. One relic. But it’s a jumbo relic! The base set is limited to 48 copies per card. Parallels come in Amethyst (/36), Emerald (/27), Amber (/18), Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3) and Ruby (1/1).

Triple Threads Touch ‘Em All! Three Player Relic Cards

Three-player relic card with base numbered to 18 copies. Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3), and Ruby (1/1) parallel versions are also available.

Triple Threads Common Threads 3-Player Triple Relic Cards

New for 2022. Base cards are limited to 9 copies each. Parallels include Sapphire (/3) and Ruby (1/1).

Triple Thread Relic Cards, Triple Thread Relic Combo Cards, Triple Threads Relics Legends Cards

Limited to 36 base copies, with Amethyst (/27), Emerald (/18), Gold (/9), Sapphire (/3) and Ruby (1/1) parallels.

Triple Threads Relics Legends Card

Triple Threads Windows into Greatness Relic Cards

Featuring a single player in a 3-panel book card, with base cards limited to 10 copies. Gold (/5) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are also available.

Triple Threads Deca Relic Combo Book Cards

Featuring 10 different players with 10 swatch relics. Base cards are numbered to 10 copies. Gold (/5) and Ruby (1/1) parallels are also available.

Triple Threads Jumbo Plus & Letter Plus Relic Cards

With only three copies of each base card, these are a tough pull. 1/1 Ruby parallels are even tougher.

One-of-One Triple Thread Relics

The list of 1/1 relics available includes:

  • Bat Knob Books
  • Bat Nameplate Books
  • Buttoned Up
  • Brand Logo
  • Jumbo Patch Combo Books
  • Jumbo Plus Relic Books
  • Laundry Tag Books
  • Letter Plus Relic Books
  • Triple Threads Jumbo Letter/Number/Logo Books
Triple Threads Bat Nameplate Book

2022 Topps Triple Threads All-Star Game Relics

2022 Topps Triple Threads honors All-Stars with several memorabilia offerings. Looking through the list, it looks like they used every part of the All Star Game uniforms that they cut up.

Triple Threads All Star Patches

Base versions are limited to nine copies each, with Ruby (1/1) parallels also available. Featuring patches from All Star Game uniforms.

Triple Threads All Star Jumbo ASG Patch Book Cards

1/1 patch books that include a large piece of the All Star Game patch for select players.

Triple Threads All Star Jumbo Sleeve Team Patch Book Cards

Another 1/1 offering, these cards feature a jumbo piece of the team logo that appears on All Star Game uniforms.

Triple Threads All Star Laundry Tag Book Cards

1/1 cards featuring laundry tags from All Star Game uniforms.

Triple Threads All Star Laundry Tag Book

Triple Threads All Star Brand Logo Patch Cards

Available as 1/1, this time featuring logo brand patches (such as Nike) from All Star Game uniforms.

Triple Threads All Star Brand Logo Patch Card

Topps Triple Threads 2022: What to expect in a 2022 Topps Triple Threads hobby box

Each 2-pack box includes:

  • One Autographed Triple Relic Card #’d to 99 or less
  • One Triple Relic Card #’d to 36 or less
  • One Autograph Rookie Card or Autograph Jumbo Relic #’d to 99 or less
  • One Jumbo Relic Card #’d to 48 or less

2022 Topps Triple Threads value

2002 Topps Triple Threads hobby boxes are pre-selling for around $400. How does that compare to prices for prior years? The good news is that both 2020 and 2021 boxes are selling for a bit more than that, roughly in the $425-450 range. That suggests the product holds its value well in unopened form.

As far as singles go, the story is a little different. Looking at recent sales of 2021 Triple Threads singles, none pass the $2,000 threshold, and only a handful have sold for over $1,000. There are more in the $500-1,000 range, although again not a huge number. This suggests that with a buy-in for a box of $400, the high-end payback option potentially isn’t great. Base cards and even some relics have sold for very small sums.

So, these boxes are a bit of a lottery ticket, and like real lottery tickets, the chances of a payback aren’t great.

SetPrice
2021 Topps Triple Threads$375
2020 Topps Triple Threads$400
2019 Topps Triple Threads$400

Final thoughts on 2022 Topps Triple Threads

The 2022 Topps Triple Threads is a high-end offering with lots of relics and autographs to chase. The price per card makes it a risk, for sure. If you’re willing to swim in the deep end of the pool and take your chances, let us know what you hit at card_lines on Twitter.

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Mike D

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. He has long been fascinated by the Baseball Hall of Fame, and of course cards of Hall of Famers, present and future.


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