Preview information for 2018 Topps Inception baseball was released on Wednesday with an expected release date of March 21.
From a price perspective, Inception will be lower-end with seven-card boxes likely to cost around $45.
Each one-pack box will have four base cards, two parallels and one autograph or autographed patch card. Each 16-box case promises four autographed patches, one Silver Signings or Gold Signings autograph and one Inception Jumbo patch.
The base set will include 100 cards, focused mostly on rookies and young stars.
Base Card parallels will include:
- Purple- #’d to 150.
- Magenta: #’d to 99.
- Red: #’d to 75.
- Orange: #’d to 50.
- Blue: #’d to 25.
- Inception: #’d 1/1.
- Printing Plates: #’d 1/1.
Base Rookies & Emerging Stars Autographs will feature on-card autographs of the top 2018 MLB rookies and young stars. Base versions will be sequentially numbered, with parallels including Magenta –(#’d to 99); Red #’d to 75; Orange (#’d to 50); Blue (#’d to 25) and Inception: #’d 1/1.
The one-per-case Silver Signings cards will have parallel editions with parallels signed in gold ink that will be numbered to either 25 or 1.
Inception Legendary Debut Autographs depict cards of players making their big league debut with on-card autographs. The base versions will be sequentially numbered to 20 with Orange (# to 10), Blue (# to 5) and Inception (1/1) parallels.
Short Print Inception Autographs will be focused on what Topps calls “the best active players in MLB.” Each will be numbered to 10.
Inception Autograph Patch Cards will contain the player’s autograph and a large jersey patch piece. Base versions will be sequentially numbered with parallels to include Magenta, Red (# to 25), Orange (#’d to 10); Blue (#’d to 6 and utilizing jersey buttons) and 1/1 Inception patches featuring the Majestic jersey log. Jumbo versions (one per case) will have Orange (# to 25); Blue (# to 10) and 1/1 Inception parallels.
Inception Autographed Team Logo Patch Book Cards will highlight a player image and have an on-card autograph on the left panel along with a jumbo team logo patch on the right. Inception Autographed Letter Book Cards will carry the autograph along with a jumbo letter patch from a jersey nameplate. Cards will be sequentially numbered to 2.
Inception Autographed Laundry Tag Book Cards will have an autograph on the left panel and a jersey laundry tag on the right panel (1/1).
Inception Autograph MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch Book Cards will have an autograph and MLB logo patch (1/1).