By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
High-end won’t wait for the end of a season.
The first high-end product from Topps is scheduled for the end of July with 2013 Inception football – a hobby-only product.
In this one-pack-per-box product, collectors will get three hits with at least two autographs. Each pack will have seven cards with two veteran base cards and two parallels.
Every base autographed Rookie Card will be signed on card, featuring up to 40 rookies from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere. These RCs will have five levels of parallels with Green (numbered to 99), Purple (numbered to 75), Yellow (numbered to 50), Red (numbered to 25) and Inception (1-of-1).
Included this year are Inception Element Autographs where weather is used as a feature on the card.
Many of the rookies will have Inception Silver Signings, black cards signed with a paint pen. These are numbered to 50. There are also new Gold Signings cards with the regular cards numbered to 25, Nickname parallels numbered to 10 and 1-of-1 Inscription parallels.
In addition, there will be Dual Rookie Autographed and Quad Rookie Autographed cards.
The Autographed Relics, including patch cards, letters and laundry tags will all be signed on card.
When it comes to relic cards, Topps will utilize Rookie Patches, Jumbo Relics and an NFL Shield Logo Patch (1-of-1). The patches and relics will have at least five levels of parallels. The Jumbo Relics will also include a Nike Swoosh parallel for the first time.
The base set will consist of 100 veterans with one Green parallel in every pack. Other parallels include Purple, Yellow, Red, Inception (Blue) and Printing Plate.
Update: This is not a college football product. College jerseys were used in the mock ups from Topps because the players are not associated with any NFL teams yet. This is an NFL-only product. Topps doesn’t have a CLC license to produce college cards.
Inception base card checklist
1 Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens 51 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans
2 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys 52 Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings
3 Vick Ballard Indianapolis Colts 53 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers
4 Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals 54 Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs
5 David Wilson New York Giants 55 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
6 Santonio Holmes New York Jets 56 Sidney Rice Seattle Seahawks
7 Pierre Garcon Washington Redskins 57 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts
8 Justin Blackmon Jacksonville Jaguars 58 Carson Palmer Oakland Raiders
9 Jacquizz Rodgers Atlanta Falcons 59 LeSean McCoy Philadelphia Eagles
10 Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts 60 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
11 Aaron Hernandez New England Patriots 61 Reggie Bush Detroit Lions
12 Brandon Marshall Chicago Bears 62 Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs
13 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers 63 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots
14 Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles 64 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers
15 Trent Richardson Cleveland Browns 65 Stevan Ridley New England Patriots
16 Cecil Shorts Jacksonville Jaguars 66 Brandon Weeden Cleveland Browns
17 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers 67 Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders
18 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys 68 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints
19 Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams 69 Arian Foster Houston Texans
20 Calvin Johnson Jr. Detroit Lions 70 Tom Brady New England Patriots
21 Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens 71 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
22 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys 72 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers
23 Matt Schaub Houston Texans 73 Jake Locker Tennessee Titans
24 Eli Manning New York Giants 74 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals
25 Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks 75 J.J. Watt Houston Texans
26 Christian Ponder Minnesota Vikings 76 Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
27 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals 77 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts
28 Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers 78 Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks
29 Aldon Smith San Francisco 49ers 79 DeMarco Murray Dallas Cowboys
30 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 80 Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins
31 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons 81 C.J. Spiller Buffalo Bills
32 Dennis Pitta Baltimore Ravens 82 Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens
33 Jermaine Gresham Cincinnati Bengals 83 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers
34 Richard Sherman Seattle Seahawks 84 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers
35 Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville Jaguars 85 Victor Cruz New York Giants
36 Clay Matthews Green Bay Packers 86 Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints
37 Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers 87 Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints
38 Torrey Smith Baltimore Ravens 88 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons
39 Von Miller Denver Broncos 89 Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
40 Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers 90 Andre Johnson Houston Texans
41 Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans 91 Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins
42 Hakeem Nicks New York Giants 92 Percy Harvin Seattle Seahawks
43 Cam Newton Carolina Panthers 93 Brandon Myers Oakland Raiders
44 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos 94 Matt Forté Chicago Bears
45 Steven Jackson Atlanta Falcons 95 Luke Kuechly Carolina Panthers
46 Eric Decker Denver Broncos 96 BenJarvus Green-EllisCincinnati Bengals
47 Alfred Morris Washington Redskins 97 Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions
48 Josh Freeman Tampa Bay Buccaneers 98 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons
49 Wes Welker Denver Broncos 99 Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers
50 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 100 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos