Thursday, June 3, 2021

Cards Over Coffee: 2020 Topps Inception Baseball

*a product I didn't get to open last year combined with a fresh cup of joe is all I need today. Well, the sunshine and melting snow helps as well*

I know I said it may be some time before I post on here again ,but here we are. I guess I can't keep all of my promises and I am hoping none of you are hurt from me sharing a new post. I don't think you will be.

Today, I have a box of 2020 Inception baseball, which was roughly released a year ago, to share with more than one way. But you will have to keep reading to see what I mean.

In order to do that, I must open this box up first. So let's get to it!

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

In every box of 2020 Inception baseball cards there is one pack. That one pack comes with 7 cards in which one of those cards is an autograph. Boxes are still running high with them holding around $200-$225. So it's a gamble for sure at $33 a card in here.

You open the box up and you find the pack on the inside.

Here is what the pack on the inside looks like. 

*takes another sip to do another rip*

There are 100 cards to collect in the base set for 2020 Topps Inception baseball.
This years design features a bold, vibrant full of color touch. Up until this break I hadn't seen any of these base, but these may be the best ones I have seen from Inception. It took me some time to grow a liking to products that use art, but this design is a home run.

Back of the base card isn't quite as vibrant as the front. I do wish there was expanded stats on these. I am a man of numbers.

Here were the other base in my break,

The base set consists of veterans and rookies. I think it would be fun to see some legendary stars make their appearance in this set. Ken Griffey Jr base card like

*takes a sip before tackling the parallels*

Parallels in this set come in a variety of colors such as, Green, Purple /150, Magenta /99, Red /99, Orange /50, Blue /25, Inception 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

I pulled two greens in my pack. Both players not too bad.

And now onto the autograph of the pack....
Mike Tachman on-card autograph. It is also a eBay 1/1 with 50/50 because it's an orange parallel.

*takes a sip before summing up. Well, takes a few sips to be honest because honesty is the best policy*

My overall thoughts is that the product looks really nice, but man, it's hard to swallow landing a Tauchman autograph for the $200. Though as a Yankees fan it's exciting to see a PC card. The overall checklist though has some huge names and some really nice looking autograph patch, button, etc hits. So I guess it depends on what kind of gambler-type-collector you are.

Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍵)

Design 🍵🍵🍵🍵
Photography 🍵
Inserts: Not Applicable
Hits 🍵
Price 🍵
Value 🍵

(my ratings on this product looks bad because of the way I break things down, but I actually enjoyed opening this)

*takes another sip before announcing some exciting news...and may or may not have taken a bite of a raised donut that just happens to be sitting next to me*

I said earlier something about sharing...well... I will be announcing a contest in the next few days for a chance to win some cards from this break and my Series 1 break! I haven't decided if the contest will be held on this blog, Matt's Wonderful Blog Of Hobbies or on Twitter. But stay tuned!

*takes a final sip of the current cup, moves onto cup number 2. Coffee Card Blogger Out*

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  1. As much as I'd like to, I can't force myself to be a high-end gambler. Too many "bad boxes" like that one (esp. for me as a Reds fan)! Still, neat to see something like that ripped, I had considered Iception as a possibility for my next free player break since it does have a nice checklist of possibilities (and I like that you actually get some base cards too).

  2. I learned the hard way last year to avoid high-end box (or pack) breaks. That being said... someone has to pull the Trout autographs that Topps inserts into packs.

  3. OMG $30 a card is way way past my lottery card budget maybe I’ll win one!

  4. Always fun to see these breaks that I could never get myself to spring for, so thanks. I don't think I had seen these before. My favorite is the Bichette, I have started liking his cards lately.

  5. I hope Tauchman proves this year that 2019 was not a fluke.

  6. Too rich for my blood! The cards are nice though - gotta love when parallel colors match the team like that Murphy card.

  7. Was not familiar with this set at all - looks great and hope to get a single or two from it at some point.

  8. I do love the design of these cards - but too expensive for sure.

  9. Not bad looking cards but I prefer the green parallels. At this price point it is like betting on a long shot. At least your auto was a PC pull. Fun post and thanks for sharing.

  10. I do like the look of Inception, but realistically it's way too much of a gamble. It's bad enough to say $33 per card, but realistically most base card are worth a buck or so at most, so you've got to pull a HUGE auto and maybe a 1/1 parallel to have any chance or making it worth your money. Hey, at least you got an auto from your team, that's something.