First Buzz: 2017 Topps Inception baseball cards


What: 2017 Topps Inception baseball cards
Arrives: April 12
Box basics: One autograph or one autographed patch Relic per seven-card box (16 boxes per case)
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What’s buzz-worthy: The Topps name turns to Inception with a combination of base cards, parallels and one hit per box — a slightly different take on the Bowman way of Inception, which carried an all-hits-all-the-time approach.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.


The Basics: The basic set will consist of 100 cards with a focus on young stars. Each pack will include four base cards and two parallels from a rainbow that includes Green (/TBD), Purple (/150), Magenta (/99), Red (/75), Orange (/50), Blue (/25) and Inception 1/1s alongside 1/1 printing plates. … Autographs will focus on rookies and “emerging stars” with Magenta, Red, Orange, Blue and Inception parallels with the same numbering as the base parallels. … Inception Silver Signings will be found one per case and these will have numbered Gold parallels (TBD) and 1/1 Gold Inscriptions. … Also in the mix will be numbered Legendary Debut autos with Orange (/10), Blue (/5) and 1/1 Inception versions. … On the auto Relic front, there are auto Relics with the same rainbow (numbering TBD) and jumbo patches that will have Orange, Blue and Inception parallels. … Among the uber-rare auto mem cards there are four sets to chase — logo patch books (/2), letter patch books (/2), laundry tag books (/2) and 1/1 logoman auto books.

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