Saturday, May 25, 2013

Barry Larkin Collection 189: 2011 Topps Triple Threads - #90 - Sepia Parallel (#ed 405/625)

Barry Larkin
Year:  2011
Brand:  Topps Triple Threads
Card number:  90  (serially numbered 405/625)
Parallel set:  Sepia

At the time of this post, I have never opened a pack of Triple Threads.  As such, this card must have arrived either via trade or a eBay/Listia purchase (I've since forgotten).  The front of the card is nice enough, even though I think the serial number stamp takes away from the overall appearance.  This particular card is actually numbered out of 625 meaning it is a Sepia parallel.

For the record, here are the various base card types in 2011 Topps Triple Threads:
Regular base #/1500

Sepia #/625
Emerald #/249
Gold #/99
Blue Sapphire #/25
Platinum #/1
Printing Plates #/1

Each of the parallel sets mimics the entire 100 card base set - in other words, there are a LOT of parallels in Triple Threads.

As for the back of the card, it's fairly dull.  I guess Topps (and other companies) worry less about card design when making "high end" cards.  I know many people that buy sets like this simply chuck the base cards without a second glance so it's sort of hard to blame Topps for also not caring (though one might say that's a chicken and egg argument - maybe high end buyers don't care because Topps seems to not care).


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