Bowman Inception baseball is strictly about autographs and relics, and with five hits in every premium pack it’s an attractive product. It’s especially attractive to collectors who crave rookies. A typical box will contain four autograph cards and a signed relic card.
And sometimes you find a box with six hits.
The price for a box will fall in the $75 to $85 range, depending on the retailer.
What was interesting in the box I opened was that two of the on-card signature cards were of the same player—Mariners shortstop prospect Drew Jackson. One was a purple parallel numbered to 150, while the other one was signed in silver ink.
The other signature cards were of Angels catching prospect Taylor Ward and Nationals prospect Victor Robles, a 19-year-old outfielder.
The autograph on the relic card was on a sticker and featured Twins outfield prospect Adam Brett Walker II, who is currently playing for Rochester in the Triple-A International League.
As an added bonus, there was a sixth card in the box that I opened — a redemption card for a rookie autograph purple parallel of Michael Conforto, who has played 80 games for the New York Mets this season.
The design for Inception features an action shot of the player set against a background that I can only describe as looking like the galaxy after the big bang theory. The cards are printed on a nice thick stock, and the dark background does seem to work. The card backs don’t offer much information, other than congratulations for pulling that card.
And since the redemption card was sort of a bonus, there is no need to bemoan the fact that I won’t see it for a few weeks. It’s unfortunately, part of the game.