Tuesday, May 23, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps Inception Baseball

After seeing many previews of Topps Inception, I knew the product would look amazing. How amazing, well, that wasn't going to be known til the cards were in hand. Well, today, they were.

So if you think the box looks nice, wait til you see it's contents!


Each box of 2017 Topps Inception baseball comes with one pack. The one pack has 7 cards and the boxes are running around $70. With that amount of cards and price you are hoping each card is worth $10 or one or more has more value. Each box comes with one autograph.

The base cards were even more impressive in-hand. They burst off of the cardboard like a beautiful colorful painting. The cards themselves are printed on thick cardstock as well so that just adds to the impressiveness.

The checklist is 100 players deep with players of today and tomorrow.

Key rookies to find are, Aaron Judge, Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, Yulieski Gurriel, Manny Margot, Trey Mancini, and Jorge Alfaro.

Parallels add an extra burst of color to the product. The outside "border" color differentiates what parallel is what. I landed two decent ones in Corey Seager and Miguel Cabrera.
Find the above parallels and the following:
  • Green Parallel
  • Purple Parallel #'d to 150
  • Magenta Parallel  #'d to 99
  • Red Parallel #'d to 75
  • Orange Parallel #'d to 50
  • Blue Parallel #'d to 25
  • Inception Parallel #'d 1/1
  • Printing Plates #'d 1/1

Now onto the one hit. I know, fast review huh? I will do my best to add as much info as I can.

I pulled a base rookie autograph magenta parallel of Matt Strahm. These are on-card.
  • Magenta Parallel #'d to 99
  • Red Parallel  #'d to 75
  • Orange Parallel #'d to 50
  • Blue Parallel #'d to 25
  • Inception Parallel #'d 1/1
Other hits not included in my box are,
Inception Silver Signings, Inception Legendary Debut Autographs, Inception Autograph Relic Cards
Inception Autographed Jumbo Patch Cards, Inception Autograph Team Logo Patch Book Cards
Inception Autograph Letter Patch Book Cards, Inception Autograph Laundry Tag Book Cards, and
Inception Autograph MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch Book Cards. Most of these also have parallels.

OVERALL, I loved the look of the product. I have seen the other hits as well and those are just as/more impressive. However, with only one hit per box and the cost, you have to file this break under the risk taking one. Not every break will provide big boom while others will. It just depends on what box you land. I would strongly suggest if you like the look of the cards but don't wanna take the risk of breaking a box yourself, jump in on a box break with one of the many breakers out there. I suggest Top Shelf Breaks myself.
Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to be able to add cards to the MLB Pick Em promotion. Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their site, as well. 


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I have been on the fence about the new direction Inception has taken. I don't think I will chase these like I chase 2013-2016, but I won't object to picking some up at some point!

  2. I really like the look of this product, but like you said it's a big risk. I frequently love the design and hits of these one-pack-per-box products, but I've never bought one because the unwrapping experience is so quick and the card count so low. Quality cards, but I'll only be getting some through trades or individual card purchases. Thanks for reviewing it!

  3. Nice looking cards. Looks like you can find some of the base cards in the after market for a buck or two.