Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2019 Topps High Tek Review


2019 Topps High Tek changes it up a little this year to give collectors even more content. Hobby boxes come with three mini boxes inside that contain one autograph each. From what I've seen, some very nice content has been popping out of Topps High Tek breaks. 

Product Thoughts
I personally don't really like the look of High Tek. The acetate with the 'tech-y' backgrounds are rather boring and borderline cheesy. There is just something about these cards that give them a cheaper feel as if it's a set that's not to be taken too seriously. I'm not sure what Topps can do with this product to change my mind - in my opinion it needs a complete design overhaul. That may sound harsh, but it's only my opinion and others may like the way these cards look. It's just not my cup of tea.


The best thing about High Tek are the on-card autographs found in the product. A sticker autograph on an acetate card would look absolutely hideous, so I'm glad these aren't of that variety. There is a lot going on with the face of the card - even with the white area for the autograph, the signature does get a little lost with all that clutter.


Packs contain 6 base and numbered cards along with the autograph. Boxes are about $150 or so dollars, so that works out to about $50 per autograph. I suppose that's inline with Topps' other offerings like Archives Signatures and Clearly Authentic. If you just buy one mini box, it's akin to purchasing one box of those types of products. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, some good hits have been surfacing from High Tek. Though I'm not a huge fan of it, I think there is some good potential to pull a good auto from this product. If you're into it, I'd give it a shot!

Positives:
  • On-card autographs.
  • Collectors can purchase a box of 3 autographs or just 1 mini box with an autograph in it.
  • Seen some good pulls out of online box breaks.
Negatives:
  • The card designs are not strong.
  • Cards and parallels are very similar looking.
  • High Tek is not a Topps brand that collectors clamor over.

Overall Rating:

7/10

10 comments:

  1. Nice Jay's auto douglas hutton

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  2. Really digging the Matt Chapman card, but like you said the cards do have a lot going on for the design.

    YT: James Cusanelli

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  3. Thanks for the review! Some of the designs are a bit much but I love the acetate cards!

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  4. I'm in! Designs can be over the top but acetate makes up for it!

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  5. Too many retired guys!! Why? if not to appeal to pc collectors of those dudes.

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  6. Tek is one of those products that Topps should release one every 5 or 6 years so that collectors can learn to miss it and appreciate it more. Instead the base cards look the same year in and year out... which grows old quick.

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  7. I'm in. These look cool but I'm more into basic sets.

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  8. I’m in.

    Cards are okay. Like the on card autos.

    YT: tpbj86

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  9. Nice review once again!

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