2012 Topps Inception Football Hot List

2012 Topps Inception Football Hot List

With Cam Newton and company breaking into the NFL last season, 2011 Topps Inception Football made a big splash with collectors thanks to its distinct look and loads of on-card autographs. The company looked to strike twice with 2012 Topps Inception Football, a release that relied on another stellar rookie class and lots more ink.

And while collectors are returning and singles are bringing in decent amounts, there doesn't seem to be the same buzz. Part of that is due to the fact that a lot of the key cards show a lot of edge and corner wear fresh out of the pack. But that's not stopping some bullish sales from going through. Particularly those featuring Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

Out of the top ten sales recorded on eBay through July 22, 2012, one or both of the rookie quarterbacks are on every card in some capacity.

The top online sale belongs to the 2011 Heisman winner. A one-of-one 2012 Topps Inception Rookie Autograph Robert Griffin III finished at $1,241. This despite having clear damage along its edges and at least one corner. The sale almost doubled the second highest eBay sale thus far.

A pair of triple autographs headlined by Luck and RG3 filled the next two slots. Numbered to 10, one of the cards sold for $685 while the second went for $620. The other player on the card? Ryan Tannehill. This is the only time someone other than Griffin or Luck appear on the list.

Counting multi-signed cards, the de facto rivals each appear on seven cards. All but one has an autograph.

So far, the top 2012 Topps Inception eBay sale not to include either of the quarterbacks is a one-of-one LaMichael James autographed patch card.

Top-Selling Cards in 2012 Topps Inception Football

(Figures based on completed eBay sales through July 22, 2012.)

1. 2012 Topps Inception Rookie Autograph Inception Robert Griffin III 1/1 - $1,241

2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Autographs Inception Robert Griffin III 215x300 Image

2. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Triple Autographs Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill 10/10 - $685

2012 Topps Inception Triple Rookie Autographs Andrew Luck Robert Griffin III Ryan Tannehill 214x300 Image

3. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Triple Autographs Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill 10/10 - $620

4. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Autographed Letters Andrew Luck 1/1 - $557.24

2012 Topps Inception Football Autographed Letterman Andrew Luck 214x300 Image

5. 2012 Topps Inception Football Dual Rookie Autographs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III 09/25 - $550

2012 Topps Inception Football Dual Rookie Autograph Andrew Luck Robert Griffin III 260x185 Image

6. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Gold Autograph Patch Robert Griffin III 07/25 - $535

2012 Topps Inception Rookie Gold Patch Autograph Robert Griffin III 260x182 Image

7. 2012 Topps Inception Football Dual Rookie Autographs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III 07/25 - $520

8. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Jumbo Relics Inception Andrew Luck 1/1 - $480

2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Jumbo Patch Inception Andrew Luck 260x183 Image

9. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Silver Signings Robert Griffin III 23/25 - $455

2012 Topps Inception Rookie Silver Autograph Robert Griffin III 260x184 Image

10. 2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Gold Autograph Patch Andrew Luck 20/25 - $450

2012 Topps Inception Football Rookie Gold Autograph Patch Andrew Luck 260x180 Image

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2012 Topps Inception Alshon Jeffery RC autograph 12 99 Bears
$14.99
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Nick Toon 2012 Contenders Rookie Auto & Inception RC Jersey Patch Auto Saints
$15.99
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2012 Russell Wilson Topps Inception Black Silver Ink Auto 25 Autograph Seahawks
$224.99
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2012 BOWMAN STERLING INCEPTION PATCH NICK TOON AUTO LOT SIGNATURE RC
$14.99
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RUEBEN RANDLE 2012 INCEPTION ROOKIE RC 2 COLOR JERSEY PATCH SP #D 16 50
$10.99
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RUEBEN RANDLE 2012 INCEPTION ROOKIE RC JUMBO JERSEY PATCH SP #D 01 75
$10.99
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RUEBEN RANDLE 2012 INCEPTION ROOKIE RC ON CARD AUTO SP #D 029 150
$11.99
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RUEBEN RANDLE 2012 TOPPS INCEPTION ROOKIE RC ON CARD AUTO SP #D 052 150
$11.99
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2012 Topps Inception NICK TOON "ROOKIE PATCH AUTO MULTI COLOR BREAK"
$24.99
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2012 Topps Inception BRIAN QUICK "ROOKIE PATCH AUTO MULTI COLOR BREAK"
$29.99
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2012 Topps Inception COBY FLEENER "ROOKIE PATCH AUTO"
$24.99
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2012 Topps Inception JARIUS WRIGHT "ROOKIE GOLD PARALLEL AUTO" # 99
$24.99
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  1. An interesting point is : A great value today but in 2-3 years? That was the case with Michael Vick, Alex Smith, Reggie Bush,… Many cards are really down now.

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