A few weeks ago I was in a 2013 Topps Triple Threads baseball break at Layton Sports Cards. I like Triple Threads, but as I have come to learn about Topps' products, odds are that you are going to get a lot of the same team and the same players in a case. For example, I have never seen a case of TTT opened where there wasn't a Johnny Cueto card pulled. Another big name often pulled is Devin Mesoraco. I always see Reds cards pulled from this product, and usually they have multiple hits per case.
It was a random break, and the time came for the randomizer to determine who got what team. Unfortunately, I got the Blue Jays/Indians combo spot. Group breakers combo sometimes combo teams that don't have a lot of hits in a product, hence the combo I got. I really wasn't expecting much, if anything from the break, considering both of the teams weren't popping up a lot in other case breaks I've seen.
Box after box after box was opened, and no hit for me. Then...just as I was ready to give up all hope...
This was pulled:
This card is one of few true 1/1s I have pulled. I have gotten lots of 1/1 printing plates, but for some reason they don't seem to hold the same luster as a card such as this. What am I going to do with this card? It's currently on eBay. I expect it to sell for around $30 or so, considering Gose isn't exactly a household name.