Brand History: Topps Inception

The History Behind Topps Inception

Debut Year: 2017
The product first debuted in 2017
Licensors: MLB
Value Level: Accesible

Inception took the trading card world by storm in 2013, bearing the Bowman label and strongly emphasizing emerging prospects. By 2017, it had transformed, becoming Topps Inception and shifting its focus to MLB players who had recently debuted. Though Bowman Inception has since returned, Topps Inception remains a mainstay and a top-rated product.

What’s New?

First Milestone Auto Relics featuring a game-used base from players’ first MLB hit. The product also debuts dual and triple autographs for collectors who love cards boasting multiple players.

Who Is Topps Inception For?

This is a hit-centric product catered toward the rookie collector. It sets its focus on emerging stars and MLB younger players.

Why Does Topps Inception Matter?

Topps Inceptions features some of the best rookie patch content Topps’ portfolio offers. Collectors can find unique relics like socks, batting gloves, and hats to pair with the traditional jersey relics.

What Am I Chasing?

Rare 1/1 autographed patch book cards featuring laundry tags, MLB logoman and a full nameplate. Short print booklets showcasing full team logo sleeve patches can also be found in this set. This product features prime patch autographs of the top 2023 rookies including Corbin Carroll, Adley Rutschman, Anthony Volpe, Josh Jung and Gunnar Henderson. This set is also one of the few places collectors can find 2023 Rookie Nike Logos, Buttons, Batting Glove Straps, Jumbo Patches, Hat Team Logos, Battin Globes MLB Logos and full sleeve team patches.

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