Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling (hobby box)

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2016-Topps-WWE--37The box: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
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Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 
99 of 100 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Andre The Giant, Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Trish Stratus, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Lita, Edge, Randy Savage, Elizabeth, Paige, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Tyler Breeze (RC), Becky Lynch (RC), Mandy Rose (RC)

2016-Topps-WWE-Bronze-PaigeInsert cards: 65
Silver parallel
(1) – Bret “Hit Man” Hart
Bronze parallel (12) – Paige, Curtis Axel, Rikishi, Lita, Eve Torres, Jason Albert, Rusev, Virgil, Big Show, Shawn Michaels, Ted DiBiase, Ryback
2016-Topps-WWE-NXT-22The Rock Tribute (4) – This is Your Life & Rock Wins Six-man Tag Match, Takes on Steve Austin at WrestleMania 17, Battles Chris Jericho at No Mercy 2001
Authority Perspectives (11) – The New Day, Undertaker, Stephanie McMahon, Kane, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, The Wyatt Family, J&J Security, Sheamus, The Rock, Daniel Bryan
Anti-Authority Perspectives (13) – The Wyatt Family, The Rock, John Cena, Kane, Chris Jericho, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Triple H, J.J. Security, The New Day
NXT (24) – Finn Balor (2), Peyton Royce, Apollo Crews, Dana Brooke, Billie Kay, Scott Dawson, Carmella, Nia Jax, Chad Gable (2), Baron Corbin, Enzo Amore, Aiden English, Mojo Rawley, Sawyer Fulton, Angelo Dawkins, Tye Dillinger, Alexa Bliss, Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn, Simon Gotch, Blake, Bayley


Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Shirt Relics (1) – Tyler Breeze (/299)
Autographs (1) – Dean Ambrose (/99)

2016-Topps-WWE-Tyler-Breeze-RelicWhat’s Buzz-worthy: As said in our blaster break, the flagship WWE set is an interesting one with a base set that’s loaded with legends and many big names but many of the biggest names like John Cena, Roman Reigns and others are nowhere to be found in the base set. Instead, they are in the insert lineups. … The mix of hits — NXT mats, SummerSlam mats and autographs — give this brand some added chase but this box had a bit more standard fare with a good performer in Dean Ambrose with one of the worst-looking autographs possible. The Relic here was of a newcomer but probably not one with a big collector following. This box was solid, but the hits could have been stronger because the checklist there is pretty solid. … Nevertheless, there are plenty of possibilities for solid hits, while a hobby box gives you a good chunk of the NXT set as well as nearly a full base set. The other inserts are found here in decent amounts, too. The tough chase in this brand will be the parallels, which look pretty good. The Bronze are one in every other pack. while the Silvers are one per box. These cards are not numbered. … What is numbered are all the hits, showing how the WWE print runs just might be a lot smaller than you might expect. … Overall, this isn’t the flashiest release but it’s one that gives plenty of potential fun without breaking the bank.

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