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    Thanks again to Rich for putting together this group break. My cards arrived quickly and safely. I've only ever seen 1998 Tek singles after they've exchanged hands who knows how many times, so I was excited to see what pack fresh cards looked, smelled, and felt like. Most of the cards came out pretty well. Many had the expected pack fresh gloss. Almost all had a minor defect like a print line or a few scratches. Most smelled like they came right out of a pack, having been entombed with their acetate brethren for the better part of a quarter century. In fact, the only card I can say I was disappointed by was the Clemens Diffractor which showed poor registration (no worse than the base card that came with it though) and was in pretty sorry condition with noticeable flaking throughout and a surface that didn't gleam. The rest of the cards were pretty good by and large with maybe foil loss or a nick in only 1 or 2 isolated areas. I think collation for Diffractors must come from an entirely different print run with different quality control only to be randomly inserted late in production. Anyhow, what a great haul it was for my first time in a group Tek break. How lucky I was to get a Diffractor of any kind or condition and to get cards of so many of my favorite players. Hopefully we can all do another one soon!

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    Received my cards the other day, but have been working like crazy and haven't had time to scan them in...but I will!

    Thanks, Rich - this was fun and I look forward to another soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBondsMntna2Young View Post
    Thanks again to Rich for putting together this group break. My cards arrived quickly and safely. I've only ever seen 1998 Tek singles after they've exchanged hands who knows how many times, so I was excited to see what pack fresh cards looked, smelled, and felt like. Most of the cards came out pretty well. Many had the expected pack fresh gloss. Almost all had a minor defect like a print line or a few scratches. Most smelled like they came right out of a pack, having been entombed with their acetate brethren for the better part of a quarter century. In fact, the only card I can say I was disappointed by was the Clemens Diffractor which showed poor registration (no worse than the base card that came with it though) and was in pretty sorry condition with noticeable flaking throughout and a surface that didn't gleam. The rest of the cards were pretty good by and large with maybe foil loss or a nick in only 1 or 2 isolated areas. I think collation for Diffractors must come from an entirely different print run with different quality control only to be randomly inserted late in production. Anyhow, what a great haul it was for my first time in a group Tek break. How lucky I was to get a Diffractor of any kind or condition and to get cards of so many of my favorite players. Hopefully we can all do another one soon!

    That's really interesting, and I think rare for a Diffractor. I have noticed the opposite to be true. Some base patterns are extremely tough to get looking nice because they are obliterated with bubbles and dots and foil loss, etc. But take a Diffractor of the same base card pattern and there's not a blemish to be seen. Are you basing your quality control guess on this one card or do you have other experiences that are similar? Because your guess is actually the opposite of mine.

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    The 1998 Topps Tek Thread

    I am looking for Jeter cards to complete my 1998 Topps Tek base set if you have any of these please PM me 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13, 17, 23, 29, 32, 37, 39, 40, 51, 64, 75, 78, 82, 83, 85, 86.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGreerFan View Post
    That's really interesting, and I think rare for a Diffractor. I have noticed the opposite to be true. Some base patterns are extremely tough to get looking nice because they are obliterated with bubbles and dots and foil loss, etc. But take a Diffractor of the same base card pattern and there's not a blemish to be seen. Are you basing your quality control guess on this one card or do you have other experiences that are similar? Because your guess is actually the opposite of mine.
    Thanks, yeah I’m basing my theory only on this Diffractor because it’s the only one I’ve got that went from pack to soft sleeve and then to me. It’s by far the worst condition 1998 Tek I’ve ever encountered with pretty major surface and structural issues. I’ve seen some other pretty shabby Diffractors but I haven’t been collecting nearly long enough to form a reliable opinion. I’m much more inclined to go with your theory and call this one an outlier.

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    Finally landed my 1st Lofton Diffractor. I have only seen a handful for sale in the last 4-5 years, wish I would have bought into these 10-15 years ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBondsMntna2Young View Post
    Thanks, yeah I’m basing my theory only on this Diffractor because it’s the only one I’ve got that went from pack to soft sleeve and then to me. It’s by far the worst condition 1998 Tek I’ve ever encountered with pretty major surface and structural issues. I’ve seen some other pretty shabby Diffractors but I haven’t been collecting nearly long enough to form a reliable opinion. I’m much more inclined to go with your theory and call this one an outlier.
    Hmm this makes me want to go back through mine. I never really cared much about quality so haven't looked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caster513 View Post
    Finally landed my 1st Lofton Diffractor. I have only seen a handful for sale in the last 4-5 years, wish I would have bought into these 10-15 years ago.


    That's a great looking card. Congratulations!
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    Current mini set chases:
    1998 Tek Diffractors (need 41 patterns)
    1998 Tek Pre-Production Blue (86)
    1998 Tek Pre-Production Gold (5,8,23,50,59,62,65,77)
    1999 Tek Gold /10 (7A pattern: 24), (7B patterns: 4, 28)
    2014 Tek (Black/White Auto Proof /1) and (any remaining unique buybacks)
    1999 Ultimate Victory Parallels (151, 152)
    1998 Donruss Crusade Purple Samples/Prototypes (two different, See examples here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by onionring9 View Post
    That's a great looking card. Congratulations!
    Thanks!

    If anyone knows where more of these are hiding I would be interested, 1 down 89 to go....
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    So a TEK coillector on a different board sent me a Same Card# pattern # Ripken card # 51 pattern # 51 so down to
    13p13 McGwire 21p21 Clemens, and 63p63 Konerko to complete a 90 card same Card #/Pattern # set

    Will buy or trade for as well as these below. Anybody?

    My 1998 TEK Condition Upgrade Want List
    For some reason Pattern #36 for me seemed to have alot of blemishes. My completed 8100 card 98 TE master set is mint to near mint with none of the cards except these on condition upgrade want list below having any blemishes such as scratches, water marks, tiny black dots, peeling of the silver oval on back of card containing the card/pattern, and misalignment of the card/pattern within that silver oval

    Condition Upgrade Want List
    Ivan Rodriguez...Card # 5 Pat # 47
    Dante Bichette….Card # 8 Pat # 36
    Derek Jeter........Card # 14 Pat # 44
    Brady Anderson..Card # 16 Pat # 34
    David Justice......Card # 18 Pat # 25
    Chipper Jones......Card # 19 Pat # 28
    Tino Martinez.......Card # 25 Pat # 38
    Curt Schilling........Card # 32 Pat # 7
    Todd Dunwoody...Card # 36 Pat # 36
    Paul O' Neill..........Card # 37 Pat # 24
    Randy Johnson......Card # 39 Pat #s 11,21,27
    Albert Belle...........Card # 47 Pat # 36
    Jeromy Burnitz......Card # 48 Pat # 36
    Ellis Burks.............Card # 53 Pat # 25
    Paul Konerko........Card # 63 Pat # 8
    Knoblauch............Card # 70 Pat # 36
    Kevin Brown.........Card # 71 Pat # 36
    Jeff Bagwell..........Card # 74 Pat # 78
    Mike Mussina...…...Card # 80 Pat# 35

    1998 Topps TEK Pattern # 1 Want List (Set # 3) (78/90 so far)
    4(John Olerud), 8(Dante Bichette), 11(Derek Jeter), 37(Paul O’Neill), 45(Kenny Lofton), 50(Greg Maddux), 51(Cal Ripken, Jr), 56(Raul Mondesi), 58(Tony Clark),
    60(Juan Gonzalez), 62(Jose Cruz Jr), 67(Roberto Alomar)

    1998 Topps TEK Same Card #/ Pattern # Want List (Set # 4)…..(87/90 so far)
    13p13(Mark McGwire), 21p21(Roger Clemens), 63p63(Paul Konerko)
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    What do you guys think a mixed 90 card set of 1998 Topps TEK diffractors would go for on ebay?
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    would do much better as singles! list all 90 on same day and watch the feeding frenzy.

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    Anyone buying this and will you be doing a box break? I would be in it for Jeter.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris19978 View Post
    Anyone buying this and will you be doing a box break? I would be in it for Jeter.Click image for larger version. 

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    at that price you would need 40 people at $11 per person. I do not think that would happen.

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