Monday, December 21, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 416: 2015 Topps High Tek - #LT-BL - Low Tek Diffractor Insert #27/50

Barry Larkin
Year:
  2015
Brand:  Topps High Tek
Insert set:  Low Tek Diffractors
Card number:  LT-BL (#27/50)

The Topps High Tek set is mostly known for having tons of different parallels.  There is, however, a trio of insert sets in 2015 Topps High Tek.  Those sets are DramaTEK, Bright Horizons, and Low Tek Diffractors.  For Barry Larkin collectors, the DramaTek and Bright Horizons insert sets can be safely ignored since Topps didn't include Larkin in either (the Bright Horizons are all rookies it makes sense exclude Larkin from that set at least)!

The set that Barry IS included in is the Low Tek Diffractors set.  This is a 15 card set full of mostly legends of the game (along with a few current players like Clayton Kershaw and Jon Lester).  This insert set is a rather tough pull - cards are seeded 1:42 packs (and remember you only get a single pack per box)!

As for the card itself...well, it's probably not worthy of how rare it actually is.  The front image is alright but the back of the card is severely lacking - one of the more boring card backs you'll ever come across.  I do like the small write-up, but otherwise there isn't much to say about the reverse of the card.

It should be noted that the card is numbered out of 50 on the front of the card (bottom left, easy to miss in the scan).  That means this is my seventh serially numbered Barry Larkin card from 2015 Topps High Tek - and my 14th Larkin from the set altogether!

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