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The box: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 8 (seven standard and one hit/Daniel Bryan pack)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 65
Base set completion: 35 of 100 (35 percent)
Notable names pulled on base cards – Mick Foley, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Becky Lynch, John Cena, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (5) – Alexa Bliss, Jason Jordan, Tommaso Ciampa, Ember Moon, Asuka
Insert cards: 29 (see all in gallery below along with some base cards)
Daniel Bryan Tribute (1) – Joins the Wyatt Family
John Cena Tribute (2) – Wins ninth WWE championship, Wins WWE championship at WrestleMania XXVI
Bronze parallel (3) – Alexa Bliss, Trish Stratus, Scott Hall
SummerSlam All-Stars (7) – Dolph Ziggler, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Kurt Angle, Kofi Kingston, Typhoon, Rob Van Dam, Sheamus
Bizarre SummerSlam Matches (2) – X-Pac, Kane
Thirty Years of SummerSlam (14) – Virgil, Diesel, John Cena, JBL, Kane, The Rock, Davey Boy Smith, Ultimate Warrior, Roman Reigns, A.J. Styles, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Finn Balor, Undertaker
Kiss Card (1) – Asuka (/99)
What’s Buzz-worthy: The Heritage brand arrived early at retail at one national chain (now sold out until release day) but Buzz managed to grab a couple boxes and they delivered well. This is a fun blend of the 1987 Topps WWF design and the 1987 Topps baseball design — the best of both worlds — in a product that celebrates the past and present with a particular look at SummerSlam, the WWE’s second-biggest PPV of the year that’s coming up soon. This box delivered pretty well with a one in 29 boxes Kiss Card (another delivered a Shinsuke Nakamura shirt Relic parallel) and included a number of notable names. The inserts here once again feel similar to base cards — they use modified subset designs from the 1987 WWF release. Those are a tad simplistic but that’s OK with the other cards being as strong as they are. Autographs are potentially found in these boxes (a definite upgrade from last year, which was strong otherwise) and they’re guaranteed one per hobby box. (On-card like last year? We’ll see.) We’ll see and say more about that after we rip into one next week when they arrive. Based on this early look, this one should be fun as a collector and fan.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: A-
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