19 January 2015

Working on a Jon Singleton High Tek Rainbow

I've been working on picking up as many variations as I can of Jon Singleton's 2014 Topps High Tek card. Although I don't think I've posted any of them yet, I have pretty much everything now except for the cards numbered # / 15 or less. A couple of them have surfaced on eBay, but I am not willing to pay the asking prices for them. I got the two cards in this post from the same seller for a couple of dollars apiece. Shown above is the Clouds Diffractor, which is numbered # 11 / 25.

I also got the Disco Diffractor, which is numbered # 27 / 50. I like the High Tek set quite a bit, but I do have a couple of issues with it. I wish the team logos on the front were a little bit bigger. That's not a huge deal, though. The thing that really bothers me is that the stat lines on the back are completely unreadable. The font is tiny and a little out of focus. I guess buying High Tek for the stats on the back is kind of like buying Maxim for the articles, but why even put the stats there if no one can read them? There are many things I don't like about this release, but it was at least something different from Topps and the cards do look really cool. I hope they can release some more stuff in 2015 like High Tek and Stadium Club, two of the better Topps releases from this year.


  1. That bit about how the backs are hard to read makes me think that Topps is now banking on collectors being too lazy to bother reading backs anymore. "It's all about the scribble on the front and the serial numbers on the back bro."

  2. I think High Tek would be a ton more fun if more packs were in the box. Just hard to pull the trigger on a box that is so boom or bust. With that being said it made for a great set to cherry pick off eBay.