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The box: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Notable names pulled on base cards: The Rock, Bayley, Brock Lesnar, Enzo Amore, Finn Balor, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Paige, Triple H, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, John Cena, Maryse, Randy Orton, Undertaker, Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Liv Morgan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ric Flair, Beth Phoenix, Eric Bischoff, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson
Rookie Cards: Princess Victoria (no logo), Judy Martin (no logo), Samoa Joe, Mojo Rawley, Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, TJ Perkins, Nia Jax, Finn Balor, Corey Graves, Bayley and nearly all referee cards (no logo) and some announcers. Note: In addition, since they are base cards in this release any “First NXT Cards” — and there are many — also would technically be RCs though those individuals would get RC logo cards if they make main rosters.
Insert cards: 42 (see all — and full set — in gallery below)
Blue parallel (1) – Cathy Kelley (/99)
Bronze parallel (12) – Shawn Bennett, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho, Liv Morgan, Tommaso Ciampa, Eric Bischoff, Tyson Kidd, Chad Gable, Torrie Wilson, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe
John Cena Tribute (4) – Wins 2010 Raw Elimination Chamber, Defeats Chris Jericho, Wins WWE Championship, Defeats Shawn Michaels
Stone Cold Podcast (6) – Dean Ambrose, A.J. Styles, Mick Foley, Big Show, Edge & Christian, Triple H
Breaking Ground (6) – Tyler Breeze (3 different), Baron Corbin (2 different), Scott Hall
Total Divas (12) – Nikki Bella (2), Brie Bella (2), The Bella Twins, Natalya, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Alicia Fox (2) Mandy Rose (2)
SummerSlam Mat Relics (1) – Dean Ambrose (/199)
Silver Autographs (1) – Leilani Kai (/25)
What’s Buzz-worthy: The first series of the 2017 Topps WWE set is here with a number of cardboard newcomers via referees, NXT stars and labeled Rookie Cards of stars who are new to the top WWE ranks. Also new here are cards of a few WWE Legends who have never had cards before along with some of the biggest ink possible. This particular box over-delivered with a rarer parallel auto (1:116 packs), a Blue parallel (1:73) and included a full set. It also included a good chunk of the three WWE Network inserts. Other than this particular Blue (its photo had a white background), the parallels aren’t all that easy to spot. This one also felt like it needed a few more inserts to help mix up the variety in the box — about the only drawback — but the basic set is loaded with new names. If Rookie Cards were a bigger deal for WWE fans, this one would be stacked in that regard. The big ink — Undertaker and Goldberg — will be fueling the demand for this wax but there are enough other inclusions that could help fans rip into wax here pretty hard. It should be interesting to compare retail odds vs. hobby odds, too — and Buzz will add those when in hand.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: B+
Fun Grade: B
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