Breaking down the 2014 Topps High Tek patterns


Topps High Tek - Wave

By Brian Fleischer | Senior Market Analyst

The newest edition of Topps Tek released today in the form of 2014 Topps High Tek and with it comes a base set featuring 12 different background patterns — some more difficult to find than others.

While secondary market information is still sparse, we’ve scoured eBay and have been able to determine 11 of the 12 background patterns. Please note that the descriptions listed below are subject to change. The cards are printed on clear acetate, so the blue and black colors shown are the background of the scans, and not printed on the actual card. We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Topps High Tek Wave

Topps High Tek - Wave


Topps High Tek Spiral Bricks

Topps High Tek - Spiral Bricks


Topps High Tek Net

Topps High Tek - Net


Topps High Tek Spiral

Topps High Tek - Spiral


Topps High Tek Large Maze

Topps High Tek - Unnamed2


Topps High Tek Small Maze

Topps High Tek - Unnamed3


Topps High Tek Zig Zag

Topps High Tek - Unnamed4


Topps High Tek Small Shattered

Topps High Tek - Shattered


Topps High Tek Large Shattered

Topps High Tek - Unnamed1


Topps High Tek Scribble

Topps High Tek - Unnamed6


Topps High Tek Laser

Topps High Tek - Unnamed5


Topps High Tek Stripes

2014 Topps High Tek Stripes #HTNR Nolan Ryan


Brian Fleischer

A collector since 1986, Brian has spent the last 15 years working as an Analyst in the Beckett pricing department. A vintage baseball card collector, he also collects vintage European soccer cards and pre-war Fordham University sports memorabilia. Have a question? You can reach him by email.

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  1. Blair Alton 3 December, 2014 at 16:16

    How about the parallel? Are all 12 patterns available?

    Now about the autographs? It appears only one pattern has been choosen by topps (ie see ebay Omar Vizquel autograph cards) both live and completed….all the same pattern but different levels (#/#d)

  2. Sean 4 December, 2014 at 09:10

    You are missing the stripe pattern, rumored to be 5 or less, I have a Nolan Ryan on ebay right now

  3. Brian Fleischer 4 December, 2014 at 09:36

    Blair – You seem to be correct about the autographs. The parallels only seem to exist for the Wave and Spiral Bricks versions.

    Sean – Thanks! The story has been updated.

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