2015 Topps High Tek Football Short Print Patterns and Variations Guide

2015 Topps High Tek Football Short Print Patterns and Variations Guide

Overview

Carrying over from baseball, 2015 Topps High Tek Football brings many of the same patterns first displayed with MLB players. Although the guide is still in progress, this is a great place to start when looking into the many patterns found in the release.

Shop for 2015 Topps High Tek Cards base patterns on eBay.

While the 2015 Topps High Tek Football pattern differences are quite obvious, it can be somewhat confusing given that there are several for each player and two distinct groups of subjects. The main change is the shape/design of the foil background for each player. The pattern groupings increase in rarity and each player is only found with designs on their side of the pattern tree. It appears that the same basic system is in place from the baseball patterns, but that has not been confirmed.

The main thing to know is that the 112-card checklist has two separate design groups. So, for example, Marcus Mariota is in Group A and his base design is Grass. He is only found with other A designs. Likewise, fellow rookie Todd Gurley is in Group B, so his base design is Waves and he is only found wth B designs. Also in play is the individual rarity. While the specific pattern amounts remain unknown, the higher the number for the pattern, the more rare the version is for each player.

At this point, it also seems that Topps made things a little more convenient for collectors, and the checklist, listed on the tab above, features Group A designs for first part of the checklist and Group B designs for the latter half. Originally thought to be an even split, it now looks like the Group A designs extend further into the checklist and likely occupy cards #1-72. Group B seems to pick up starting at #73 and continues to the end of the base set. We will update this as soon as we have more information.

2015 Topps High Tek Football Patterns Grass Mariota2015 Topps High Tek Football Patterns Waves Todd Gurley

In addition to the base patterns, there are also a variety of parallels, most of which are numbered.

  • Purple Rainbow Diffractor (Grass Design - Group A)
  • Confetti Diffractor #'d
  • Tidal Diffractor #/75
  • Gold Rainbow Diffractor #/50
  • Clouds Diffractor #/25
  • Red Orbit Diffractor #/5
  • Black Rainbow Diffractor 1/1
  • Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1
  • Printing Proofs 1/1

Beyond the patterns and parallels, there are ten additional image variations that feature the players in throwback uniforms.

Using the tabs above, view a full gallery for the patterns and retro variations, along with a complete checklist.

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User Comments

  1. So how rare are each of these patterns do you guys know?

  2. Lance We assume it is similar to the baseball rarity but it is not yet known.

  3. Where is the Calvin Johnson card? It’s a promo only?

  4. Does each of the 7 pattern design have its own set of diffractors? Group A’s base pattern is grass, but yet I have a Matt Stafford Red Orbit Diffractor (#/5) in the Blade Pattern. Please help.

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