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September 26, 2010

Topps Triple Threads FAIL

Last night Sooz and I were going back and forth exchanging links on some of the cards we found of 2010 Topps Triple Threads. I searched for Jorge Posada to see if there were any cool cards and was very surprised at what I found.

One of the nicknames for Jeter, Posada, Rivera, and Pettitte is "The Core Four". They have been called that for a while now, and have appeared on magazine covers with the phrase, Steiner special 4 auto ball's in a special case deals, photos, etc. Suddenly, according to Topps there are only 3 members of "The Core Four", Jeter seems to not be worthy.

Take a look at "The Core Three" card, which also has a large part of the jersey area filled with a color the Yankees don't even wear.

Now, honestly how can Topps mess this up? It's really annoying.


  1. I'm not a big Triple Threads fan, but the set is based around the concept of threes.

    The Rivera jersey swatch is probably from a BP jersey... at least it's something different.

    Still wouldn't want the card, though.

  2. I am wondering if this has anything at all to do with the exclusive contract Jeter has with Upper Deck. Maybe UD had someone re-read the wording of the agreement and re-interpreted it to spite Topps and their attack on UD's ability to produce MLB cards with their MLBPA license.

  3. I get the whole "Triple" concept here, but then don't make a card like that. No reason so botch something just to pretend to have a cool card.

    As far as Jeter's UD exclusive, it probably has nothing to do with it considering Jeter has other cards in the set. I think that is what is keeping Topps from having any Jeter autographs in anything for now. I also believe that before the whole thing happened with UD they had signed exclusives with Posada and Pettitte as well. I'd have to double check that, though.

  4. Maybe Topps finally realized that Jeter is overrated?

  5. LOL love the "Larry" card in the scan.