Sunday, April 7, 2019

REVIEW:2019 Inception Baseball

2019 Topps Inception is back once again! And once again it’s bringing everything you expect from it.

A artsy approach with it’s design and plenty of autograph material.

I have never personally done well with the product but I have seen many who have.

Let’s take a look if 2019 treated me any better.
In every box of 2019 Topps Inception baseball, there is one pack with 7 cards.  Each box comes with one hit and two parallels and boxes currently run $60.

The base cards go back to a light colored background this year which I think works better and shows less chipping. There are 100 cards In the base set with players of today and tomorrow on the checklist.

The card back features a small write up along with the stats from the 2018 season and their career.

The product has parallels like most products do.

I pulled two non numbered Greens in my break. 

Other parallels include, Purple /150, Magenta /99, Red /75, Orange /50, Blue /25,  Inception 1/1 and Printing Plates 1/1.

Now onto my one hit, it was this Dakota Hudson player worn memorabilia auto.

I wanted to point out the player worn part as I haven’t seen much of this from Topps. Hopefully we won’t see a ton of it. That’s Panini’s thing.

Other hits you can find in this product not in my box are,
  • · Base Rookies and Emerging Stars Autographs

  • · Mystery Redemption autograph

  • · Inception Autographs Short Prints

  • · Inceptions Legendary Debut Autographs

  • · Inception Silver Signings

  • · Inceptions Jumbo Patch autographs

  • · Inception Autograph Jumbo Hat Patch

  • · Inception Autograph Laundry Tag

  • · Inceptions Autograph Letter Book

  • · Inception Autograph MLB Logo Book

  • · Inception Autograph Team Logo Patch book
Overall Thoughts: For $60 there isn’t a huge gamble here, but you are banking for a partially decent hit and maybe a good parallel. My box had two unnumbered parallels and not the greatest hit.

With that being said, with every product it’s a gamble. You could end up with a hot box or end up with a cold one or possibly end up even. Each box is different so don’t judge a product by how I did, but by if you like the look, presentation and possibilities. That’s at least how I look at things.

And I think if you based this product on appeal, there is a lot going for it. The designs from base to hits look great. I have seen some images of the booklets and they look superb.

A cheaper way to possibly land a hit in a break like this would be to buy into a box break which I suggest Midwest Box Breaks when you do so.

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  1. The Inception base cards are beautiful. Wish you had gotten a numbered parallel to add some variety to the box. Nice cards.

  2. I joined a few group breaks for Inception. The base cards are beautiful and most of the autographs are on card.

  3. The colors aren't too bad but not too sure the design is for me. I might look for singles. That Goldshmidt looks good.

    1. I wouldn't probably spend too much on a box and it's best to do singles or a box break with this one

  4. Much like Museum Collection, I do enjoy the base cards. If I was a IP autograph guy, I'd probably try to players to sign these base cards.