Ok. So, here's the run-down. 2014 Bowman Inception is pretty friggin' sweek, looks-wise. Here's a shot of one of the cards:
That's an on-card autograph of soon-to-be-slugger for the lowly Cubs, Kris Bryant. Anyway, you just had to take a look at the card to get an idea. Bowman keeps getting better and better with the look of their Inception line.
Each box is around a hundred bucks. DA Card World had them for $95, I think. Within each said box is a pack of five (5) cards. So, around twenty bucks a card. At least they are all autographed. Yup, every single one.
So, there is no base set. There are no SP's and SSP's to chase after. If you are a set-collector...well, keep fidgeting with your ball sack because Inception ain't the product for you. Go after regular old Bowman...a set collector's wet-dream.
Here's a copy of the checklist from the Sportscardradio.com folks. You can see that Bowman Inception for this year is heavy on rookie auto's and minor-league prospects. This here is a prospector's product. However, the Autographed LetterBooks sub-set looks pretty friggin' stout with Trout, Harper, B. Hamilton, and Bryant all representin'.
If you have the scratch and wherewithal to shell out a hundred bucks for five autographed cards that may or may not be worth a cent in future years, 2014 Bowman Inception is for you. However, if you are like me and wish not to piss your money away on a product (that really looks awesome) that may tank in value in coming years...buy some other stuff. Or...as a wise man told me when looking at box of this stuff at the LCS:
"Dude. Just wait and buy singles from that shit. You'll get what you want, at least."
Very sage advice.