Below is a scan of my Jose Canseco certified autograph from 2014 Topps Tek. Along with this autograph, I also have the base card which now completes my Tek wants. There are many parallels, which I may pick up somewhere down the line but it’s not a priority. This is my third Canseco autograph this month, all coming from eBay and with help from Gixen sniping tools. To put my collection into perspective, I have never bought more than 2 autographs in one year and I’m now at three for the month. It’s going to be a great collecting year!
As for 2014 Tek, it’s one of the best products I have seen from Topps Company in a long, long time. Awesome, high-end cards with a great design and fun parallels, mixed with an amazing checklist of today and yesterday’s baseball stars. It has a little bit of everything for all kinds of collectors. Some may complain about the “box” breakdown (8 cards per box) but if you’re a set builder, odds are you’re not trying to put together a set of Tek. If you are, stick to Topps’ flagship or Heritage. This brand is truly a player collector’s wet hobby dream.
As for the autographs, it’s hands down one of the most comprehensive I have ever seen. It goes from today’s stars such as Jose Abreu and Mike Trout to old school players like Reggie Jackson and Sandy Koufax. But where this brand really shines is with 90’s autographs of players such as Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Thomas, Randy Johnson, Chipper Jones, Craig Biggio, and more. Even if you don’t pull a star, there’s some GREAT oddball autos from guys like Fernando Valenzuela and Orlando Hernadez to Andres Galarraga, Bo Jackson, and Ron Gant.
The fun never ends.