First Look: 2012 Topps Inception

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By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

Topps just added yet another release to its early-season production schedule. Sandwiched between 2012 Bowman Signatures and 2012 (basic) Topps, Inception will make its sophomore debut in the high-end realm.

Slated for an early-July arrival, 2012 Topps Inception returns with a three-hit-per-box guarantee. Images and more details after the jump.
Headlined by Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Justin Blackmon, and Trent Richardson, the stated hit promise indicates that the three box hits will be comprised of  two autograph or autograph Relic cards and one Jumbo Jersey or Patch Relic card. Collectors can also expect to find two base parallel cards and two veteran base cards on 72-point stock inside each box.

Hard-signed Rookie Cards include 35 rookie autograph base cards with blue, gold, green, red and Inception parallels limited in the following fashions:

  • Blue (numbered to 150)
  • Gold (numbered to 99)
  • Green (numbered to 50)
  • Red (numbered to 25)
  • Inception (1/1)

Other on-card rookie hits include:

  • Rookie Silver Signings (nubmered to 25)
  • Dual Rookie Autographs (numbered to 25)
  • Triple Rookie Autograph Cards (numbered to 10)
  • Quad Rookie Autograph Cards (numbered to 5)

This year, Inception will also feature 1/1 Autograph Relic Logo parallels and numbered-to-25 Rookie Gold Autograph patch cards. Topps has also amped up the Relic Card mix with green patch parallels (numbered to 25), red patch parallels (numbered to 10), and 1/1 Inception patch parallels.

Stay tuned to for more information and images as we reach the second inception of Topps Inception.





  1. graham
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Really Andrew, Five LOOPS somehow is Andrew Luck?

    That signature will be forged so much I would trust nothing signed.

  2. deez
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    is the design different?

  3. Posted March 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    This set reminds me of a Velvet Elvis

  4. Shawn Campbell
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    no thanks more of the same old thing from one of the big 3, wonder how many unable to fill redemption they will put in there

  5. Anything but Panini
    Posted March 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I love Inception. I hope the rookies will be in there NFL team jerseys. And have the on card autos for all base RC’s like they did last year. I will be spending money on this. People want to complain about Topps. Look at 2011 football products. Almost all Topps brands are over SRP. All because of demand. While most all of Panini products have dropped below SRP.

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