First Buzz: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling cards

 2016 Topps WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: May 4, 2016
Box basics: Two hits in every 24-pack hobby box

What’s buzz-worthy: Next year’s flagship WWE release arrives with new talent and new signers making their Topps autograph or regular card debuts — among them NXT women’s champion Bayley, Mandy, Asuka, Apollo Crews, Chad Gable, Dana Brooke and Nia Jax to name a few. Also a first here? NXT mat Relics from TakeOver Brooklyn and a return of “Macho Man” Randy Savage to WWE cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

2016ToppsWWE-PiperThe Basics: The base set will consist of 100 cards — a mix of Superstars, Divas and Legends. Atop that there will be 33 NXT inserts, 36 Superstar Perspectives inserts and a 10-card The Rock Tribute, which will be a continuity program found in WWE releases throughout the year. … Parallels will be themed with championship levels — Tag (Bronze, 1:2), Divas (Silver, 1:24), Intercontinental (/10) and Heavyweight (1/1). … Collectors can also expect medallion cards, NXT mat relics, autographs and Relics (all with parallels) as well as printing plates. … Also among the newcomers in this one will be NXT’s Adrienne, Billie Kay, Dash, Dawson and Peyton Royce.  … Fans will get a look at even more WWE releases with promo cards planned for at least three WWE DVD releases as well as code cards for video game rentals through Redbox. … Boxes will carry a suggested retail price of $59.99.


Crunching Numbers: Autographs will have a stated print run of 99 copies per signer with triple autos limited to only 11 copies. … Kiss Cards will be limited to 99 with the autographs even rarer at 25.  … Medallions and shirt Relics will be limited to only 299 apiece, while NXT Mat Relics and SummerSlam Relics will be limited to 199. Each, of course, will have parallels atop those approximates.

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