2013 Topps Inception Football Break

By Rich Klein

Coming on the heels of the very successful baseball Inception product, the football version was recently released. The baseball issue had the major advantage of a very early Yasiel Puig card and his inclusion catapulted the demand for Inception to lengths probably not even dreamed of by Topps executives. As we have Inception Football Box 2013discussed, a 2013 Antonio Brown 2013 Topps InceptionInception football break will have its own challenges as there was a paucity of skill players taken early in the draft and thus any issue which is dependent on rookies is a harder sell to begin the 2013 card season. And with only seven players in the pack/box your chances are not always guaranteed to get a nice hit.

My local card store (Triple Cards, Plano TX) reported passable sales at the $100 level while leading on-line retailers are currently $85-100.

The base cards have a player’s photo set against a solid background with the player’s name and position at the bottom. The backs have biographical information, a brief informational blurb and seasonal and career stats:

Here’s what we pulled:

Topps Inception Green ManningBase Cards: Antonio Brown, Josh Freeman

Green Parallel (#d to 199) Peyton Manning

Yellow Parallel (#d to 75) Dwayne Bowe

Inception Tyler Wilson autographRookie Relics Patch (#d to 93): Dion Jordan

Rookie Autographs Silver Ink (#d to 50); Tyler Wilson

Topps Inception Le'Veon Bell auto relicRookie Jumbo Patch Autographed Purple (#d to 50): Le’Veon Bell

We did OK with what we pulled but obviously you need to score big to make back your investment.  The Manning parallels have been selling for $5-10.

The Steelers have high hopes for Bell.  This particular card has been bringing $45-75 of late, so all things considered at this moment, we’re about even.  You can see what’s up for bid on eBay here.

Rich Klein can be reached at [email protected]