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2023 Topps Inception Baseball Details


2023 Topps Inception Baseball doesn’t fall under the Bowman banner but it does focus heavily on the sport’s young players and emerging stars. They just happen to be major leaguers and not prospects working up through the minors.

Abstract designs and a configuration that includes either an autograph or autographed memorabilia card per hobby box both return.

2023 Topps Inception Baseball Checklist Overview

The standard base set includes 125 cards. This isn’t big but its focus is largely centered around the youth theme making it more defined than most other releases.

Parallels, which fall two total per box, include:

  • Green
  • Purple – /150
  • Magenta – /99
  • Red – /75
  • Orange – /50
  • Blue – /25
  • Inception – 1/1

There are also Base Rookie and Emerging Stars Autographs. Highlighted by on-card ink, all are serial numbered including the standard versions. Additional parallels come in:

  • Green – /125
  • Magenta – /99
  • Red – /75
  • Orange – /50
  • Blue – /25
  • Inception – 1/1
2023 Topps Inception Baseball Base Rookie and Emerging Stars Autographs Julio Rodriguez

Additional Autographs

The 2023 Topps Inception Baseball checklist has several other autograph themes.

Inception Silver Signings and their metallic silver signatures stick around for another year. Gold Ink (/25) and Gold Ink Inception (1/1) versions join them.

For those looking for more established stars, there are Inception Dawn of Greatness Autographs. However, they come with the “youth” twist, picturing players from early in their careers. Base versions have just 20 copies each with additional Orange (/10), Blue (/5) and Inception (1/1) spins.

Short Print Inception Autographs (/10) also have veteran standouts.

New this year are Inception Dual Autographs (/25 or less) and Triple Autographs (/10 or less).

Autographed Memorabilia Cards

While most of Topps’ memorabilia cards use game-used gear, Inception is one place where it’s predominantly player-worn pieces. One exception on the checklist this year are new Inception MLB First Milestones Autograph Relics. These have a piece of a base from the game where they got their first MLB hit. All come from games between March 31 and May 15 and include MLB Authentication holograms. Base versions have no more than 99 copies with parallels coming in Red (/25), Orange (/10), Blue (/5) and Inception (1/1).

2023 Topps Inception Baseball Inception First Milestones Autographs Jordan Walker

Inception Autograph Patch are the main source of autograph relics in 2023 Topps Inception Baseball. Base versions are all serial numbered along with their Green (/99 or less), Magenta (/75 or less), Red (/25), Orange (/10), Blue Button (/6) and Inception Manufacturer’s Logo (1/1).

Inception Autograph Jumbo Patch cards are case hits. Red (/50), Orange (/25), Blue (/10) and Inception Team Logo Patch (1/1) make up the parallels.

It’s a tip of the cap with Inception Autograph Jumbo Hat Patch cards. These have three different versions, depending on the part of the cap: New Era Logo, MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo and Team Logo. Each has five copies.

2023 Topps Inception Baseball Jumbo Hat Patch New Era Logo Bobby Witt Jr.

Inception Autograph Game Socks (/3) have pieces of player-worn Stance team socks rather than the standard jersey or pant swatches found in most memorabilia cards.

Also bypassing standard uniforms are Inception Autograph Batting Glove Relics (/25 or less). Strap and Logo parallels are both one-of-ones.

Scarce book cards include Gameday Gear Autograph Relics (/5), Dual Autograph Relics (/3), Autographed Letters (/2), Autograph Team Logo Patch (/2), Autographed Laundry Tag (1/1), and Autographed MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch (1/1).

2023 Topps Inception Baseball Team Logo Patch Autograph Book Pete Alonso

2023 Topps Inception Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 7
Packs per box: Hobby – 1
Boxes per case: Hobby – 16
Set size: 125
Release date (subject to change): December 6, 2023

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Parallels – 2

Recent Topps Inception Baseball releases:

The full 2023 Topps Inception Baseball checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the product’s release.

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