2018 Topps High Tek Baseball CardsBrand: High Tek
With two on-card autographs per box and a multitude of patterns done on acetate, 2018 Topps High Tek Baseball is still one of the more unique MLB sets every year.
Although it maintains the same basic output as 2017, High Tek 2018 tweaks a few things.
2018 Topps High Tek Baseball Base / Patterns / Variations
The base set again contains current stars, top rookies and retired greats, adding many different versions to track down. Options include Rainbow Foil (10 per pack), Magma Diffractor (3 per pack), Orbit Diffractor (2 per pack) and Galactic Diffractor (1 per pack).
There is also a one-of-one Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor. These are joined by parallels such as Blue (#/150), Green (#/99), Black (#/50), Orange (#/25), Red (#/10) and Gold (1/1).
Collectors can expect multiple patterns per box, as well, including eight from Pattern 2, six from Pattern 3, and four from Pattern 4. In past years, there were nine different patterns, with the highest numbers being the rarest.
Covering top names in the 2018 Topps High Tek Baseball checklist, the Black and White Image Variation cards are sure to stand out. The main version is numbered to 50 and these have a Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor (1/1) parallel, as well.
2018 Topps High Tek Baseball Base Inserts
The 2018 Topps High Tek Baseball inserts include PyroTEKnics (#/99) with a fireworks design, PortraiTEK (#/50) for the vets and former greats in a more casual pose, and Rookie TEK (#/99) for the top young talent. Each set offers Orange (#/25) and Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor (1/1) parallels.
2018 Topps High Tek Baseball Autographs
Packing two autographs per box, the hard-signed content in 2018 Topps High Tek Baseball really pops. The primary High Tek Autographs set comes in Green (#/99), Blue (#/75), Black Orbit Diffractor (#/50), Orange Orbit Diffractor (#/25), Red Orbit Diffractor (#/10) and Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor (1/1) editions. There are also numbered Black and White Image Variation Autographs with a Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor (1/1) parallel.
In addition, there are signed versions for the PyroTEKnics, PortraiTEK and Rookie TEK (#/50) inserts, which are each numbered. All three have Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor (1/1) parallels, and PortraiTEK has a Black version limited to 50. Finally, Tek Buyback Autograph cards feature original Tek releases that are signed on-card and numbered to just 10 copies.
Estimated Release Date: 10/10/2018
Product Configuration: 40 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 12 boxes per case
2018 Topps High Tek Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 2 Autographs
- 4 Serial Numbered Base/Inserts
- 10 Rainbow Foil
- 3 Magma Diffractor
- 2 Orbit Diffractor
- 1 Galactic Diffractor
- 8 Pattern 2 Cards
- 6 Pattern 3 Cards
- 4 Pattern 4 Cards
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.