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2017 Topps Inception Baseball Cards

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Cards

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In the same mindset of the prospect-heavy Bowman Inception line, 2017 Topps Inception Baseball showcases the abstract, colorful background synonymous with the brand, but this time for the MLB's budding stars.

Featuring just one pack, every hobby box contains an autograph or autograph relic.

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Base

Taking an interest in the league's youngest talent, and some of its biggest stars, the 2017 Topps Inception Baseball checklist totals 100 base cards. The unique base design is further enhanced with multiple tiers of numbered parallels. Averaging two per box, parallels include Green (#'d), Purple (#/150), Magenta (#/99), Red (#/75), Orange (#/50), Blue (#/25), Inception (1/1), and Printing Plate (1/1) versions.

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Autographs

Lumped into one youth-based group, the Base Rookie and Emerging Stars Autographs cards work with a similar design to the base set but add on-card signatures. Magenta (#/99), Red (#/75), Orange (#/50), Blue (#/25), Inception (1/1) parallels increase the amount of cards per player.

Averaging one per case, the contrasting look of Inception Silver Signings (#'d) pairs a dark background with silver ink. Gold Ink and Inscriptions are each one-of-one parallels. Although most of the signed sets work only with the younger stars, Inceptions Legendary Debut Autographs (#'d) brings seasoned names of note into the fold with early images and hard-signed cards. More rarity comes with the Orange (#/10), Blue (#/5) and Inception (1/1) parallels.

Naturally, it wouldn't be Inception without a strong dose of auto patch cards and 2017 Topps Inception Baseball has plenty! Inception Autograph Relics and Autograph Jumbo Patch cards are both numbered with limited parallels, as well. Lastly, Inception patch booklets take the form of Autograph Team Logo Patch (#/2), Autograph Letter Patch (#/2), Autograph Laundry Tag (#/2) and MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo (1/1) inserts.

Release Date: 5/19/2017
Product Configuration: 7 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 16 boxes per case

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Autograph Patch
  • 4 Base Cards
  • 2 Parallels

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Hobby Case Hits

  • 1 Silver Signings
  • 4 Autograph Relic cards
  • 1 Autograph Jumbo Patch
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2017 Topps Inception Magenta #117 Rookie Autographs Manuel Margot Auto Card
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2017 Topps Inception Francisco Lindor Silver Signing autograph #42 75
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2017 Topps Inception Stephen Piscotty Patch Autograph 50 St. Louis Cardinals
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2017 Topps Inception David Dahl Auto GU Patch RC Card #d 10 10 Q
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2017 Topps Inception Trevor Story Silver Signings GOld Ink Auto #d 16 25 Q
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2017 Topps Inception Autograph Patches #IAPYG Yulieski Gurriel 024 149
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2017 Topps Inception • Luke Weaver Rookie JUMBO PATCH AUTO Relic • Cardinals RC
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2017 TOPPS INCEPTION BASEBALL CARLOS CORREA RELIC AUTO 40 50
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Set Checklist

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Green, Purple #/150, Magenta #/99, Red #/75, Orange #/50, Blue #/25, Inception 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
2 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
3 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
4 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
5 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
6 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
7 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
8 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
9 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
10 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
11 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox
12 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
13 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
14 Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
15 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
16 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres
17 Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins
18 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
19 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
20 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
21 Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals
22 Christian Yelich - Miami Marlins
23 J.D. Martinez - Detroit Tigers
24 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
25 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals
26 George Springer - Houston Astros
27 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
28 A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
29 Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
30 Rougned Odor - Texas Rangers
31 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
32 Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers
33 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
34 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
35 Maikel Franco - Philadelphia Phillies
36 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
37 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
38 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
39 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
40 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
41 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
42 Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
43 Gregory Polanco - Pittsburgh Pirates
44 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays
45 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals
46 Jonathan Villar - Milwaukee Brewers
47 Kyle Hendricks - Chicago Cubs
48 Jean Segura - Seattle Mariners
49 Matt Harvey - New York Mets
50 Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates
51 Jackie Bradley Jr. - Boston Red Sox
52 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
53 Marcell Ozuna - Miami Marlins
54 Rick Porcello - Boston Red Sox
55 Randal Grichuk - St. Louis Cardinals
56 Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers
57 Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
58 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees
59 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
60 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
61 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
62 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
63 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
64 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners
65 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
66 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
67 Aaron Sanchez - Toronto Blue Jays
68 Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox
69 Michael Conforto - New York Mets
70 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays
71 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
72 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
73 Lance McCullers - Houston Astros
74 Danny Duffy - Kansas City Royals
75 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
76 Yasmany Tomas - Arizona Diamondbacks
77 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
78 Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
79 Jameson Taillon - Pittsburgh Pirates
80 Carlos Rodon - Chicago White Sox
81 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
82 Luis Severino - New York Yankees
83 Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
84 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
85 Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals
86 Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
87 Tyler Naquin - Cleveland Indians
88 Nomar Mazara - Texas Rangers
89 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
90 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
91 Jake Lamb - Arizona Diamondbacks
92 Michael Fulmer - Detroit Tigers
93 Steven Matz - New York Mets
94 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
95 Jurickson Profar - Texas Rangers
96 Vince Velasquez - Philadelphia Phillies
97 Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays
98 A.J. Reed - Houston Astros
99 David Price - Boston Red Sox
100 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals

 

Base Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

39 cards. Serial numbered #/299 or less. Shop on eBay.
Card numbering has gaps in checklist.
PARALLEL CARDS: Magenta #/99, Red #/75, Orange #/50, Blue #/25, Inception 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

101 Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox
102 Orlando Arcia - Milwaukee Brewers
103 Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
104 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
105 Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros
106 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
107 Jose De Leon - Los Angeles Dodgers
108 Hunter Dozier - Kansas City Royals
109 Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
110 Jake Thompson - Philadelphia Phillies
111 Jorge Alfaro - Philadelphia Phillies
112 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
114 David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
115 Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
116 JaCoby Jones - Detroit Tigers
117 Manny Margot - San Diego Padres
118 Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals
120 Raimel Tapia - Colorado Rockies
121 Braden Shipley - Arizona Diamondbacks
122 Reynaldo Lopez - Chicago White Sox
123 Joe Musgrove - Houston Astros
124 Teoscar Hernandez - Houston Astros
125 Jharel Cotton - Oakland Athletics
127 Dan Vogelbach - Seattle Mariners
128 Ty Blach - San Francisco Giants
129 Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics
130 Rob Zastryzny - Chicago Cubs
131 Ryon Healy - Oakland Athletics
132 Robert Gsellman - New York Mets
134 Trey Mancini - Baltimore Orioles
135 Carson Fulmer - Chicago White Sox
136 Bruce Maxwell - Oakland Athletics
137 Tyler Austin - New York Yankees
138 Matt Strahm - Kansas City Royals
139 German Marquez - Colorado Rockies
140 Seth Lugo - New York Mets
141 Renato Nunez - Oakland Athletics
142 Donnie Hart - Baltimore Orioles
145 Chad Pinder - Oakland Athletics

 

Emerging Star Autographs Set Checklist

24 cards. Serial numbered. Shop on eBay.
PARALLEL CARDS: Magenta #/99, Red #/75, Orange #/50, Blue #/25, Inception 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

BSA-AD Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
BSA-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
BSA-ARU Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
BSA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
BSA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
BSA-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
BSA-JBA Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
BSA-JT Jameson Taillon - Pittsburgh Pirates
BSA-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
BSA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
BSA-KG Ken Giles - Houston Astros
BSA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
BSA-LG Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox
BSA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
BSA-MFU Michael Fulmer - Detroit Tigers
BSA-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
BSA-MSA Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
BSA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
BSA-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
BSA-SM Steven Matz - New York Mets
BSA-TN Tyler Naquin - Cleveland Indians
BSA-TS Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
BSA-TTU Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
BSA-ZW Zack Wheeler - New York Mets

 

Inception Autograph Short Prints Set Checklist

9 cards.

SPA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
SPA-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
SPA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
SPA-CK Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
SPA-CSE Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
SPA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
SPA-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
SPA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
SPA-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

 

Inception Autograph Relics Set Checklist

37 cards. 4 per case. Serial Numbered #/199 or less. Shop on Bay.
PARALLEL CARDS: Magenta Patch #/50, Red Patch #/25, Orange Patch #/10, Blue Button #/6, Inception Logo 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

IAP-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
IAP-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
IAP-AD Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
IAP-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
IAP-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
IAP-ARE Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
IAP-BSN Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays
IAP-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
IAP-CF Carson Fulmer - Chicago White Sox
IAP-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
IAP-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
IAP-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
IAP-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
IAP-HR Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
IAP-JA Jorge Alfaro - Philadelphia Phillies
IAP-JC Jharel Cotton - Oakland Athletics
IAP-JM Joe Musgrove - Houston Astros
IAP-JT Jameson Taillon - Pittsburgh Pirates
IAP-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
IAP-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
IAP-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
IAP-LW Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals
IAP-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
IAP-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
IAP-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
IAP-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
IAP-RG Robert Gsellman - New York Mets
IAP-RH Ryon Healy - Oakland Athletics
IAP-SM Steven Matz - New York Mets
IAP-SP Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals
IAP-TA Tim Anderson - Chicago White Sox
IAP-TAU Tyler Austin - New York Yankees
IAP-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates
IAP-TTU Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
IAP-WC Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
IAP-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros
IAP-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

Autograph Jumbo Patch Relics Set Checklist

26 cards. 1 per case. Serial Numbered #/75 or less. Shop on eBay.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Blue #/10, Inception 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

IAJ-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
IAJ-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
IAJ-AD Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
IAJ-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
IAJ-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
IAJ-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
IAJ-CF Carson Fulmer - Chicago White Sox
IAJ-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
IAJ-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
IAJ-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
IAJ-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
IAJ-HR Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
IAJ-JC Jharel Cotton - Oakland Athletics
IAJ-JM Joe Musgrove - Houston Astros
IAJ-JT Jake Thompson - Philadelphia Phillies
IAJ-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
IAJ-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
IAJ-LW Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals
IAJ-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
IAJ-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
IAJ-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
IAJ-RH Ryon Healy - Oakland Athletics
IAJ-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates
IAJ-TT Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
IAJ-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros
IAJ-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

Autograph Laundry Tag Books Set Checklist

13 cards. Serial Numbered #/2 or 1/1. Shop book cards on eBay.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

IALT-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
IALT-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
IALT-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
IALT-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
IALT-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
IALT-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
IALT-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
IALT-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
IALT-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
IALT-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
IALT-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
IALT-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
IALT-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

Autograph Letters Books Set Checklist

20 cards. Serial Numbered #/2. Shop book cards on eBay.

IALB-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
IALB-AD Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
IALB-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
IALB-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
IALB-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
IALB-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
IALB-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
IALB-HR Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
IALB-JT Jake Thompson - Philadelphia Phillies
IALB-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
IALB-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
IALB-LW Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals
IALB-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
IALB-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
IALB-NA Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
IALB-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
IALB-RH Ryon Healy - Oakland Athletics
IALB-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates
IALB-TT Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
IALB-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros

 

Autograph MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch Books Set Checklist

13 cards. Serial Numbered 1/1. Shop book cards on eBay.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

IAML-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
IAML-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
IAML-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
IAML-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
IAML-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
IAML-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
IAML-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
IAML-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
IAML-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
IAML-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
IAML-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
IAML-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
IAML-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

Autograph Team Logo Patch Books Set Checklist

21 cards. Serial Numbered #/2. Shop book cards on eBay.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

IATL-AB Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
IATL-ABE Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
IATL-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
IATL-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
IATL-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
IATL-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
IATL-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
IATL-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
IATL-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
IATL-HR Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
IATL-JT Jake Thompson - Philadelphia Phillies
IATL-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
IATL-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
IATL-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
IATL-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
IATL-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
IATL-RH Ryon Healy - Oakland Athletics
IATL-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates
IATL-TT Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
IATL-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros
IATL-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

Legendary Debut Autographs Set Checklist

16 cards. Serial Numbered. Shop on eBay.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/10, Blue #/5, Inception 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

LDA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
LDA-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
LDA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
LDA-CK Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
LDA-CS Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
LDA-DP Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
LDA-FF Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
LDA-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
LDA-I Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
LDA-JA Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
LDA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
LDA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
LDA-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
LDA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
LDA-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
LDA-RB Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers

 

Silver Signings Autographs Set Checklist

33 cards. 1 per case. Serial Numbered #/99 or less. Shop on eBay.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25 or less, Gold Inscription 1/1.
2017 Topps Inception Baseball

SS-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
SS-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
SS-AD Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
SS-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
SS-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
SS-ARU Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
SS-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
SS-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
SS-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
SS-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
SS-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
SS-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
SS-HR Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
SS-JC Jharel Cotton - Oakland Athletics
SS-JD Jose De Leon - Los Angeles Dodgers
SS-JG Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
SS-JT Jameson Taillon - Pittsburgh Pirates
SS-JTH Jake Thompson - Philadelphia Phillies
SS-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
SS-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
SS-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
SS-LW Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals
SS-MC Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
SS-MM Manny Margot - San Diego Padres
SS-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
SS-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
SS-NM Nomar Mazara - Texas Rangers
SS-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
SS-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates
SS-TS Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
SS-TT Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
SS-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros
SS-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

Product Review

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Cards look very nice, mainly on-card signatures, all autographs are serial numbered, big hits in play.

Bad: True gamble format, uneven team representation, fair amount of redemptions.

The Bottom Line: There is a lot to like about the debut Topps Inception release, but the one-pack (with one hit) format is very risky by the box. Sure, the chance at some amazing hits is enticing, but the dud possibility is more likely. This is one that is much better suited to those that purchase by the case or get into group breaks.

Staff Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.25/5.0

Inception has always caught my attention in a good way with the vivid colors and swirls, and the white-based scheme looks great, especially with an on-card signature. While most of the hits follow suit, including the vertical booklets, the Silver Signings and horizontal booklets add their own quality element with a darker design. In particular, the silver and gold ink really pops on the Silver Signings cards.

I also enjoyed the Legendary Debut signature cards with player images from early in their careers. This is a nice addition for these rare cards.

Obviously, the sticker signatures on the autograph relics are a negative, but this is just a minor issue for me when discussing the overall design.

Checklist: 3.75/5.0

When you build a product around the more popular teams, the depth of the checklist normally suffers. This is what we see in 2017 Topps Inception Baseball. While the big teams get coverage, several franchises are not well represented, much to the disappointment of some team collectors.

At least collectors can get a pretty clear picture on the rarity since every autograph is numbered.

Another thing to note is that although there are several top subjects available, redemptions are a bit more common.

Value: 3.25/5.0

With just one pack (and one autograph), the $65-70 box (at the time of the review) is a very risky proposition. At this price, most are better off going with singles or group breaks while obviously being aware of which teams are not in great supply.

Also, while many sets are helped by retired and Hall of Fame player autographs, 2017 Topps Inception Baseball only has current players. This is not necessarily a bad thing but these guys normally carry more value than the huge influx of rookie signatures, many of which go for only a few dollars.

That’s not to say there isn’t any value in 2017 Topps Inception Baseball, as there is plenty. It just speaks to the format more than anything.

The Fun Factor: 3.75/5.0

I would describe 2017 Topps Inception Baseball as an amazing snack when I am hungry for a meal. The cards are impressive with a thick stock and quality deigns. But at around $70 a box, it is hard to come out feeling satisfied unless you pull something rare. Make no mistake, it's a fun product, but I would have liked a bit more from the box.

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Hit Gallery and NPN / Pack Odds

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2017 Topps Inception NOAH SYNDERGAARD AUTOGRAPH AUTO JERSEY METS 10 BGS 9.5
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2017 Topps Inception ANDREW BENINTENDI AUTOGRAPH AUTO JERSEY PATCH RED SOX 50
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2017 Topps Inception JHAREL COTTON ORANGE 3 COLOR JUMBO PATCH AUTO RC #1 25!!
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2017 Topps Inception JHAREL COTTON BLUE ON CARD AUTO RC SP #14 25 OAKLAND A'S!
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ALEX BREGMAN 2017 TOPPS INCEPTION RC AUTOGRAPH SP AUTO # 199 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT 10
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Aaron Judge Autograph 2017 Topps Inception Redemption Rookie of the Year
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2017 Topps Inception Silver Signings Baseball Card #SSYM Yoan Moncada Auto 25
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2017 Topps Inception MANNY MACHADO On Card AUTO 03 50 ORANGE Orioles Autograph
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Noah Syndergaard 2017 Topps Inception Jumbo Patch Autograph Orange 17 25
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2017 Topps Inception Baseball Cards, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2017-06-02T15:40:48+00:00 rating 3.8 out of 5

Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author

Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.


User Reviews

  1. Since this is only coming with one hit, I hope it’s at a good price point

  2. Pre-sale box prices are around $42.

  3. Do you think its a smart move to buy case, and weigh the boxes and only open the heavier boxes hoping for the patch or booklet and sell the rest of the boxes

  4. Great finally a card of bruce maxwell !
    Hope one too in topps series 2

  5. Still just one lonely autograph for the diamondbacks come on topps you can do better than this one more product to scratch off the buy list ugh!!!!

  6. As long as your user ID on ebay isn’t some variation of Steve Smith go for it.

  7. you cant weigh the boxes and tell the difference they put in dummy cards to make them all weigh the same

  8. No Rangers? Except a lonely Mazara? SMH

  9. Only one Texas Ranger. The team is loaded with young talent.

  10. One Orioles in the base set are you f ing kidding me!!!!!!!! Of course multiple Red Sox, Topps is so aggravating with their sets. I don’t see why they can’t even out the base sets like Panini

  11. Hey Steve Smith your a piece of crap and a fraud!

  12. there are no dummy cards in this product

  13. Fingers Crossed!!!

  14. Steve smith you sir are a top of the line Fraudster!! Weighing boxes !! That’s the most bush league statement I’ve ever heard…come on man..ffs!!

  15. Good looking, nice price…excellent names to hit…

  16. Hard to believe that a one hit/pack product is going through the roof but the combination of quality, design and selection are hard to beat. Got a Strahm/75, Dozier /99 and Dozier 1/1 in a gb last night for about 40 bucks.

  17. Product design is beautiful nice checklist as well. Just hit a 1/1 MIKE TROUT LAUNDRY TAG ON CARD AUTO BOOKLET. CRAZY .I listed it on EBAY in anyone is interested. And I agree REALLY weigh boxes STEVE CMON MANN!!

  18. Steve, You feel good about yourself after cheating other collectors out of their hard earned money because thats what your doing.

  19. Mike Trout in an ’emerging star’ set. He’s been the best player in ball for years now!

  20. Woohoo! Holy Grail pull on my fourth box!
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  21. The shift from Bowman to Topps is a huge downgrade. Including players who have 2+ years MLB service is ridiculous. The only saving grace is the pricepoint. It’s about $30 less than Bowman Inception.

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