Topps has brought back a classic from the turn of the century with the return of the High Tek brand. 2014 Topps High Tek features wild and flashy foil designs printed on acetate with an expansive list of parallels and autograph cards. Each box promises one autograph card with an on-card signature.
The base card set features 100 subjects comprised of both current and past stars. The list of retired stars focuses on players from the 1990s, including Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza, but there are some legends from previous eras as well. The list of rookies includes Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka.
Each base card has a total of 12 different background variations plus an additional eight levels of parallels. Parallels are sequentially numbered and come in the following designs: Gold Diffractor, Ice Diffractor, Disco Diffractor, Clouds Diffractor, Black & White Image (#’d to 15), Red Storm Diffractor (#’d to 10), Blue Dots (#’d to 5), Charcoal Galatic Diffractor (#’d 1/1). There are also one-of-one printing proofs available.
High Tek Autograph cards are base cards that include on-card signatures. Autograph cards feature the same levels and quantities of parallels as base cards except for no Gold Diffractors. Topps also included Buy Back autograph cards from the original High Tek releases featuring the top stars from that era.
1999 Tecknicicians, 2000 Tektonics and Low Tek Diffractors bring back classic insert designs from the original High Tek releases. These cards are sequentially numbered and feature autographed parallels in limited quantities.
- 8 Cards Per Box
- 1 On-Card Autograph & 1 Parallel Base Card per box