One of the more polarizing releases every year, 2016 Topps Triple Threads Baseball has both fans and critics but the formula has mostly stayed the course. This means huge relic hits, offbeat designs and lots of low-numbered cards.
TTT is built around the many memorabilia cards that dominate the set. With that comes multiple parallel tiers for each that drop the print run but bring the overall number higher than it seems. Of course, this includes the many die-cut design variations that run the gamut from amusing to hacky to outright confusing. Among the relic standout are the large mix of one-of-one patch, logo, tag and bat knob cards. Booklets take that even further, including the Deca inserts with ten relics on a single card.
While the packaging delay of a few weeks may have cooled interest slightly, 2016 Topps Triple Threads Baseball also suffers from a weaker checklist. It is always going to be a tougher task to frame a high-end set around sticker autographs and many plain relics, but you need to wow with the top current names and plenty of former stars. Despite this, enough big players are still in the mix to make it appealing despite the high price tag. Of non-MLB note, Kevin Costner as Crash Davis makes another 2016 appearance, this time with a signed relic.
Because many of the key hits in 2016 Topps Triple Threads Baseball are incredibly rare, they are individually tough to come across. However, as a whole, many have surfaced and will continue to do so. To help highlight the most popular cards showing up, the guide below offers a real-time look at the set with the most-watched eBay listings. This can help you spot the rarest cards to surface from your PC or just give you a chance to enjoy some big pulls in one place.
2016 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Real-Time Hot List
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