Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 400: 2015 Topps High Tek - #HT-BL - Gold Rainbow Parallel - Autograph

Barry Larkin
Year:  2015
Brand:  Topps High Tek
Parallel:  Gold Rainbow Autograph
Card number:  HT-BL  #34/50

Since this is both my 400th entry in my ongoing Barry Larkin Collection series and my birthday, I figured I had to pick a special card for today's post!  Enter this year's 2015 Topps High Tek set - a set that features a whole lot of Barry Larkin!  In fact, there are 18 different Barry Larkin cards in the set (not counting any of the 1/1 cards).  That's a lot of Larkin!

For myself, this is one of the first cards that I nabbed from the set (courtesy of eBay).  It's the Gold Rainbow autograph parallel and it is numbered 34/50 on the front of the card.  This card also marks the first Barry Larkin autograph that I've featured in my collection!

The card design itself is pretty nice.  The Gold Rainbow parallel takes the base card design (the waves design in Larkin's case) and turns the waves gold.  I love the fact that the autograph is on card (and the blue ink shows up very nicely on the plastic card stock that Topps used for the High Tek set).  I also like the fact that there is a itty bitty Reds' logo in the top corner!

The back of the card is virtually unreadable for anyone who doesn't have at least 20/20 vision.  That's ok though because you don't buy High Tek hoping to read fascinating card backs.

For myself, I have to say that I love this card.  I also love this year's High Tek set - so much so that you'l be seeing quite a few Barry Larkin cards from this set in the upcoming days!


Dennis said...

Wow, congrats! The Tek set is a bit too busy for me but a Larkin auto is a Larkin auto, and I'm jealous!

The Junior Junkie said...

Whoa - great job! Beautiful card. The card back is awesome despite the tiny stats.

cynicalbuddha said...

I have no interest in this years Tek set since Topps decided that the Brewers didn't need a player to represent the team. But I did look through the checklist and once I realized Barry was in it I'd knew you'd be all in. I was pretty stoked to have my favorite player, Robin Yount, featured in last years set. Nice card and your right the auto looks great.

Nachos Grande said...

Oh I'm all in in terms of the Larkin cards from this set... Expect to see a few more TEK-centric posts over the next couple of days. I gave eBay a workout.

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