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The box: Wrestling Mystery Box (MJ Holdings repack)
Price: $19.98 (Walmart)
What’s inside one of these? Keep reading for a rundown and gallery
What was inside? (gallery below)
— Kofi Kingston 2010 Topps Mat Relic (loose in box — no holder or sleeve)
— 15 loose cards from 2012 and 2014 Topps WWE sets
— 2011 Topps WWE Dog Tags pack (one tag, one card)
— 2010 Topps WWE Slam Attax pack (21 cards)
— 2010 Topps WWE Rumble Pack (six cards)
— 2014 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania pack (seven cards)
— 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania pack (four cards)
— 1999 Topps WCW pack (five cards)
— Roll of 10 2009 Topps WWE Power Chipz
— Gold 2009 Topps WWE Power Chipz (Edge & Undertaker)
What’s Buzz-worthy: I’ve picked up a few of these figuring there might be some variety inside, but ultimately all of them have been a variation of this with small retail packs, Chipz, Dog Tags and a mat Relic from that year. The names will change here and there — and the loose cards’ sets (and conditions) will vary — but ultimately these do feel a bit flat. Why? Other than discounted rack packs you’ll see popping up at stores these days, there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of older Topps or Fleer WWE packs to go around to make repacks for wrestling. When they are made, collectors like me will pounce but the results show you that they’re not easily created because the production volume of wrestling just isn’t there (nor is the number of products) compared to the bigger sports. If these were priced lower at $14.99 or even $9.99, they’d be a more-comfortable buy. At this price, you’ll have to hope that the hit makes the box. (One of mine had a Triple H mat, but the other … I don’t even remember.) If you’re a wrestling fan, you might try these. If you’re wanting to dabble, you might try one of the newer releases unless there’s something in these that really catches your eye. What would I change here? Protect the hit with a top-loader, secure the loose cards in a team bag and find one “better” or hobby pack in the pack like those seen on the box, dumping one or two of the small (hitless) retail inclusions. Yes, that probably would cost more to make these, but it might result in more curiosity buys and go-back-for-more purchases if there’s potential for interesting results from the wax.
Product Grade: B-
Box Grade: C
Fun Grade: B-
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