Brand: Topps High Tek
Parallel: Clouds Diffractor Autograph
Card number: HT-BL #03/25
The 2015 Topps High Tek set had a number of different autograph parallels for Barry Larkin. There was a regular base card autograph, a Gold Rainbow autograph (#/50), a Clouds Diffractor (#/25) which is today's card, and a Red Orbit Diffractor (#/5) plus a couple of autographs numbered 1 of 1 which I don't even bother considering.
I know that I probably overpaid for this particular card (I nabbed it off of eBay) but I'm still happy to have it in my collection. It instantly became my lowest numbered Barry Larkin autograph - and the fact that the signature is on card makes it even better! I also like the clouds design, especially when you hold the card in your hand (the scan makes it look more psychedelic than it really is in person). It's hard to tell from the scan but the actually main "look" of the card is still the same waves design that is present on the base autograph and the gold parallel autograph. The continuity of the same base design (with new foil variants) looks really nice in a binder page!
And speaking of binder pages, I hope to put together a single comprehensive post on all the 2015 Topps High Tek Barry Larkin cards (or at least all of them that I could track down) in the near future. I still have at least one more Larkin card from the set to show off first though!
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