It didn't take long for 2013 Bowman Inception Baseball to gain acceptance from the collecting community. With such a deep roster of prospect autographs, it shouldn't be that much of a surprise, but sometimes it can take a while for a brand to catch on. Take Bowman Platinum as an example. It had been around for a few years, performing well but not as a breakout set. That changed in 2012 where it went on to be one of the year's most popular releases. Granted, the Inception name has been around in football beforehand but not on the diamond and not under the Bowman banner.
The all-autograph composition of 2013 Bowman Inception is certainly a major selling point. For a touch more than the price of two boxes of 2013 Bowman Baseball, which usually yield one autograph a piece, collectors get five with Inception. And just like the Chrome Refractors, there are several parallels to keep people hunting.
2013 Bowman Inception Baseball does have a fairly straightforward composition. While this might not make for the biggest checklist ever, it's bolstered by a strong crop of prospects and rookies. Besides the low-numbered base parallels, other cards drawing attention include autographed patch cards and inscription autographs. The Bowman Black line continues as well.
Of course, it's tough to ignore the impact of Yasiel Puig. Most of his base autographs, a redemption, sold for at least $400 during the set's first week of release. Several Puig redemption cards for parallels and other inserts numbered to 25 and less passed the $1,000 threshold.
Below is a real-time list of the most-watched 2013 Bowman Inception Baseball cards currently listed on eBay. While this may not translate into the highest sales, it is a good reflection of what's drawing the most interest. It's also a great showcase for some of the set's rarest cards that can sometimes be missed. The list constantly updates itself, so check back often to track the cards you're eying or looking to add to your collection.
E-Mail Author | Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.
His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.