Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever — aka 2016 Topps WWE Series 2 — (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus one Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 71
Base set completion: 
44 of 100 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Sting, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Maryse, Mauro Ranallo (unlabeled RC)

Rookie Cards (logo only) pulled: Enzo Amore, A.J. Styles, Baron Corbin, Simon Gotch, Braun Strowman

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WWE unleashes WrestleMania 33 commemorative plaques

The WWE‘s biggest event now has its biggest memorabilia pieces yet.

Just 15 days after WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Fla., WWE has unveiled its lineup of commemorative plaques for the event’s notable matches.

Available for pre-order now over at WWEShop.com, there are two types of plaques available for fans who want a piece of the showcase event.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that it was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

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Topps Now is going to WrestleMania


Topps Now is headed to Orlando for WrestleMania 33 — but we don’t have to wait until April 2 for the cardboard.

A pair of Countdown sets for the events of WrestleMania weekend arrived today from Topps.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

d-generation-xThe box: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (if available)

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 163
Base set completion: 
77 of 110 (70 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Dusty Rhodes, A.J. Lee, C.M. Punk, John Cena, Vince McMahon, Dolph Ziggler, D-Generation X, Trish Stratus, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Mick Foley, Bruno Sammartino, Undertaker

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That Brock Lesnar RAW-worn Suplex City T-shirt is selling for how much?

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On Aug. 15, 2015, Brock Lesnar returned to Minneapolis, Minn., for WWE‘s flagship show RAW and the “Suplex City” T-shirt that he wore during that appearance has hit the auction block.

And it has hit the auction block hard.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania wrestling cards

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2017 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania
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)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – John Cena, Sting, Triple H, Lita, Sasha Banks, Shane McMahon, Maryse, Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Undertaker, A.J. Styles, Dana Brooke, Bayley

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: Two hits in every 24-pack hobby box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Topps flagship WWE brand uses the same design as its MLB counterpart with the stars of the ring getting the spotlight here.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever (blaster box)

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever — aka 2016 Topps WWE Series 2 — (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus one Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 71
Base set completion: 
43 of 100 (43 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Sting, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Maryse, Mauro Ranallo (unlabeled RC)

Rookie Cards (logo only) pulled: Enzo Amore, A.J. Styles, Baron Corbin, Simon Gotch, Braun Strowman

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Who signed for 2016 Topps WWE Then Now & Forever? Find out here …

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The second series of 2016 Topps WWE trading cards — dubbed 2016 Topps WWE Then Now & Forever — arrives tomorrow with a new crop of cardboard and some first-time signers.

We know this because we now have the final checklist as released by Topps.

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Topps Now cards coming for WWE fans after SummerSlam on Sunday (plus ongoing gallery here)

artwwe-16c2s-16tn-0002_2Update: The sales figures have been added to the images in the gallery.

The action of World Wrestling Entertainment is coming to Topps Now with five match-specific cards for this weekend’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.

The launch of 2016 Topps Now WWE will begin with a final 24-hour window beginning on Monday for the cards, which will be made to order. For the launch, Topps has started with a pre-sale (no images) window beginning today.

“WWE is the perfect fit to incorporate into the TOPPS Now program immediately,” said Jeff Heckman, Topps’ Director of New Product Development and eCommerce Marketplace. “The WWE Universe can now have their favorite moments captured with Topps Now WWE for a collectable to treasure forever.”

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards

2016tpwweundisputedOSFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

2016-topps-wwe-undisputed-AustinThe box: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
23 of 100 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Triple H, The Rock, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho

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Need a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE checklist? Get it here …

2016-topps-heritage-WWE-CenaThe arrival of 2016 Topps Heritage WWE cards is just a week away and the throwback to 1986 is one that will include a few surprises and plenty of energy when it arrives spotlighting the stars of the squared circle.

How many stars? Well that answer comes with the arrival of the checklist, which Topps released on Thursday night.

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UFC 200’s wildcard Brock Lesnar has cards from several fields

Brock-Lesnar-NFLThe “Biggest, Baddest Card Ever” is how tonight’s UFC 200 is billed and it’s had its fair share of drama when it comes to the card itself.

And there’s plenty of cardboard to be found for it, too, with Topps on site for the UFC Expo with promo cards (though not as many as it had planned due to the Jon Jones-forced card change) and it will have even more cardboard with the launch of Topps Now UFC with this event.

But the one player on the card tonight in Las Vegas who doesn’t have any new cards — but should figure into the show prominently win or lose — is current WWE fighter Brock Lesnar, who is making a one-time (or is it?) return to the Octagon with his organization’s approval (or is it the sign of something more?) for the fight. (Update: Lesnar has been added to the Topps Now debut checklist after his win.)

He’s got plenty of cardboard.

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Topps readies Topps Now cards & promos for Fan Fest & UFC 200

CormierJones200Topps Now is coming to the Octagon — and it won’t be the only new cardboard from UFC 200.

The company revealed Tuesday that it’s launching the real-time cardboard service for MMA fans starting with the event tomorrow. Images of those cards will be available when they launch.

“UFC is the perfect fit to incorporate into the Topps Now program immediately,” said Jeff Heckman, Topps’ Director of New Product Development & eCommerce Marketplace. “Every weekend there are great fights happening; we have seen a number of title changes over the last several months. Topps Now is the best way to capture these moments and give UFC fans a collectible they will treasure.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 6)

2014 five star_emmitt-smith-autoThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big case finds, even bigger blasters, NSCC preparation and the newest UFC matchup.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 5)

box3_zpsz4llkqryThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big breaks from the NBA, NFL and Star Wars ranks plus Brock Lesnar’s UFC return.

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WWE & Texas Lottery join forces to create WrestleMania 32 collectible

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World Wrestling Entertainment‘s premiere event is set for April 3 in Dallas and as part of the promotion for WrestleMania 32 the company has joined forces with the Texas Lottery to create a set of five $2 scratch-off tickets.

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UFC helps serious memorabilia collectors get into the Octagon

miesha-tate-UFC-fightwornToppsUFC trading cards have helped usher MMA more into collectors’ minds as those who focused on the traditional sports saw the dollar signs attached to the autographs and Relics of notable names inside the Octagon.

But a visit to the UFC Store might do that even better as UFC sells fight-used memorabilia directly to the public on a first-come, first-served format.

The fight-used gloves above, for example? They were worn by Miesha Tate during the UFC on FOX Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 card where she downed Jessica Eye via unanimous decision. They’ll cost you $2,999.99 to add them to your stash.

Gloves, shorts, fight-sponsor banners, walkout shirts, walkout caps and other gear are all available.

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WWE succumbs to one ugly trend — and we’re pretty sure Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman would approve

UglySweater-BrockLesnar-PaulHeyman-SuplexCity-wweWorld Wrestling Entertainment has been known for some controversial moments in television history that included intense matches, risqué segments, countless “Stone Cold” Steve Austin middle fingers, exploding limos, Katie Vick and plenty more.

But this? This is just ugly.

WWE launched a line of ugly sweater-inspired sweatshirts on Friday, giving those gatherings a new twist on the trend of hideous holiday attire — a twist with some muscle and some attitude.

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Checklist for 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is a heavyweight

2015ToppsUndisputedWWETopps released the final checklist for the first high-end WWE card set ever on Monday morning and 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is a heavyweight with a lineup of Fistographs, cut autographs, auto booklets and a mix of past and present WWE greats.

Among the signers? Brock Lesnar, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Bray Wyatt, The Iron Sheik, Edge, John Cena, Lita, Trish Stratus, “The Million-Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Paul Heyman, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.

Oh, and also signing for the autograph-in-every-pack line? Pete Rose and Lawrence Taylor, who have appeared at past WrestleManias.

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Topps adds WWE Superstars & Divas into wall art portfolio

WWEWallArtPaigeGoldThe WWE is getting super-sized when it comes to trading cards.

Topps is taking the Superstars, Legends and Divas found in 2015 Topps WWE and giving them the jumbo wall art treatment with pieces only available on Topps.com and four sets of 5-by-7 trading cards released by the company on Friday.

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