Topps High Tek Baseball
One pack per box - 8 cards - one on card auto
I received these:
3 base - Clemens, Sale, Pedroia
Mussina, Goldschmidt, Pendleton
I have seen sooooo many descriptions for these... your guess is as good as mine - swirl, brick, grid...
Goldschmidt #ed to 50
For sake of the review - I LOVE ACETATE CARDS!! These frustrate me! Only 8 cards in a mini box - boxes in O'do going for $60+. One does get one auto per box, but RON GANT - as a Cardinal - not a Brave????
I also have to admit, I have been wanting this issue and been looking forward to this issue to come back out since I first saw them years ago.
When Tek first came out, there were Tek master set builders. The Tek cards were each numbered 1 thru 20 (maybe 25) each number was the same pattern - for the Rays fans out there, card # 44 would have 20-25 patterns, and pattern #14 was the same on each of the cards, so if one wanted to collect just pattern #14 - it was possible. I have no idea how many different variations there are of each card - ice, cracked ice, brick, swirl, gold parallels, various Tektonic parallels, etc.... good luck in putting this master set together.... Be careful to look for numbering on the cards, some numbering is done on the reverse and some on the front....
Sorry, I digress. I still like the cards very much and have picked up a box or 3 of them as well as a few lots on the 'bay. I like the printing technology, the look of the card, and the feel of the card.
I like the on card auto - well done. I do wish that all of the autos were current players.
Overall grade B --- need more cards in the box and a better pattern numbering system.
Go buy several boxes and send the Rays to me - still need a Longoria auto from this issue!! (Hey, I do have the FORMER Ray - who can't write - Myers.... what the heck are my Rays doing - dismantling the entire team - must be emulating the Buccaneers! )