The follow-up to the unique brand’s move from Bowman last year, 2018 Topps Inception Baseball brings quality MLB cards in a one-pack box. Collectors can count on one autograph or autograph patch in every hobby box.
While the main design has gone a bit darker this time, the 2018 set remains fundamentally similar to the 2017 product.
2018 Topps Inception Baseball Base
Filling the majority of the box, the base set in 2018 Topps Inception Baseball goes through 100 top players while gravitating to the up-and-coming talent. In addition to four standard base cards, parallels combine to fall two per box. The colorful choices consist of Green, Purple (#/150), Magenta (#/99), Red (#/75), Orange (#/50), Blue (#/25), and Inception (1/1) parallels, along with the full line of one-of-one Printing Plates.
2018 Topps Inception Baseball Autographs
Beyond the base, the only other cards in the 2018 Topps Inception Baseball checklist have signatures, but these generally keep to the look of the main design. The Base Rookies and Emerging Stars Autograph cards are all hard-signed and numbered. They also offer Magenta (#/99), Red (#/75), Orange (#/50), Blue (#/25), and Inception (1/1) parallels. In addition, young studs fill the ranks for the silver ink Inception Silver Signings at one per case. More limited versions swap in gold ink via Gold (#/25) and Gold1/1.
Looking back to the start for many top players, collectors can find early MLB images paired with on-card signatures in Inception Legendary Debut Autographs(#/20). Parallels include Orange (#/10), Blue (#/5), and Inception (1/1). Dropping the production even further is the Short Print Inception Autograph set. These cards showcase some of the very best current players with a print run of 10 copies, and more hard-signed content.
At 1:4 cases, Inception Autograph Patch cards provide a relic and a signature, plus Magenta, Red (#/25), Orange (#/10), Blue Button (#/6), and Inception Majestic Logo (1/1) parallels. Taking that up another notch, the Inception Autograph Jumbo Patch cards are a case hit with additional Orange (#/25), Blue (#/10), and Inception (1/1) parallels.
Lastly, the low-numbered booklets help 2018 Topps Inception Baseball close with an impressive chase opportunity. All promising on-card signatures, there are Inception Autographed Laundry Tag Book (1/1), Autographed Letter Book (#/2), Autographed MLB Silhouetted Batter Look Patch Book (1/1), and Autographed Team Logo Patch Book (#/2) cards.
Release Date: 06/27/2018
Product Configuration: 7 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 16 boxes per case
2018 Topps Inception Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 1 Autograph or Autograph Patch Card
- 4 Base Cards
- 2 Base Parallels
2018 Topps Inception Baseball Hobby Case Break (16 boxes)
- 4 Autograph Patch Cards
- 1 Silver Signings or Gold Signings
- 1 Autograph Jumbo Patch