Promo Card Alert! 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball

Promo Card Alert! 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball

So you think you finally have your 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball player collection complete. Given the rarity of some of the patterns, it's not easy. However, if you're chasing one of a handful og players, there is another card you might not even know about. And you're not going to find it in packs. That's because there are 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball promo cards.

Created for select hobby shops and promotions, the promo cards are almost identical to their base counterparts. The difference can be found at the bottom where a "PROMO" stamp has been added.

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2014 Topps High Tek Mike Trout

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2014 Topps High Tek Mike Trout Promo Card

It looks as though Mike Trout, Cal Ripken Jr, Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish, Carlton Fisk and Jeff Bagwell might be the only players with 2014 Topps High Tek promo cards. Each only has one pattern.

Although promo cards are still a staple with entertainment trading cards, they're an anomaly now on the sports side. They used to be much more common back in the 1990s, before the Internet offered info and images so far in advance. Even still, promos offer something a screen can't. They capture the way a card feels and highlights the technology that a mock-up, no matter how colorful, cannot.

Not a lot of the promo cards have surfaced yet on eBay. There's a good chance that many were given away through shops or dealers held onto them. While there are likely more promos than some of the set's pattern variations, their distribution might make them tough to find before long.

Below is look at all of the confirmed promo cards. If you'd like to shop for a particular card on eBay, click on the link or image.

2014 Topps High Tek Baseball Promo Cards Gallery

Jeff Bagwell
Houston Astros

2014 Topps High Tek Jeff Bagwell Promo Card

Carlton Fisk
Boston Red Sox

2014 Topps High Tek Carlton Fisk Promo Card

Cal Ripken Jr.
Baltimore Orioles

2014 Topps High Tek Cal Ripken Jr Promo Card

Yu Darvish
Texas Rangers

2014 Topps High Tek Yu Darvish Promo Card

Clayton Kershaw
Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Topps High Tek Clayton Kershaw

Mike Trout
Los Angeles Angels

2014 Topps High Tek Mike Trout Promo Card

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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. There are Carlton Fisk promo cards on Ebay already, so I believe there may be more than five promo cards out there.

  2. Mike Smith Thanks! It has been added to the list.

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