Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby 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.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby 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.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Legend of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair takes real turn tonight on ESPN

He styled. He profiled. He wrestled around the world and made millions “Woooooooooo!”

The limousine riding and jet flying is a bit less chaotic these days, but the boisterous story of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair — or, really, the real-life story of Richard Fliehr — will get the spotlight tonight at 10 p.m. on ESPN.

It’s a 30 For 30 documentary that’s been in the works for months — long before his recent health scare nearly ended his life at age 68. It’s a piece that promises to explore the man, the myth, the legend — and where that’s led him to today. (And to be the man, you still have to beat the man … he’s not done yet.)

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby 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.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division blaster box (Hour 10)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour all day long … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe Box: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (blaster box)
The Cost:
$19.98 (Walmart)

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division cards (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.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 81
Base set completion: 
39 of 50 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Carmella, Eve Torres, Mandy Rose, Stephanie McMahon, Ruby Riot, Mandy Rose, Elizabeth, Ember Moon, Kelly Kelly, Sasha Banks, Brie Bella, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, Becky Lynch, Cathy Kelley, Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus, Sherri Martel, Nikki Bella, Lita, Liv Morgan, Torrie Wilson, Lana, Maryse

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division cards (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.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 81
Base set completion: 
39 of 50 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Stephanie McMahon, Ruby Riot, Mandy Rose, Elizabeth, Ember Moon, Kelly Kelly, Sasha Banks, Brie Bella, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, Becky Lynch, Cathy Kelley, Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus, Sherri Martel, Nikki Bella, Lita, Liv Morgan, Torrie Wilson

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division cards (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.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 81
Base set completion: 
41 of 50 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Asuka, Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, Ruby Riot, Brie Bella, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Maryse, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Lana, Naomi, Natalya, Eve Torres, Elizabeth, Trish Stratus, Beth Phoenix, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

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Shayna Baszler’s UFC cards may get new looks with Mae Young Classic

Fans of the UFC and MMA may see a familiar face if they tune in to tonight’s final of the WWE‘s Mae Young Classic in Las Vegas.

It’s Shayna Baszler, a MMA veteran who has a 15-11 record and is one of Ronda Rousey‘s friends that made up The Four Horsewomen. Now, Baszler is perhaps primed for a run in a WWE ring and finds herself in the championship match of a women’s tournament that the company has scoured the global independent scene to build.

Because of her stint with UFC, Baszler does have some cardboard already as does her opponent tonight, Kairi Sane, a star from Japan.

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Landing free autographs can be easy … if you buy the book

Legendary actor Tom Hanks, $19.77. Wrestling icon Ric Flair and his WWE star daughter Charlotte, $19.98.

Those are the prices this collector paid for the latest additions to his autograph collection thanks to the signed books section at one major book chain’s website — a new reminder that one of the easiest ways to land autographs from some big names is to watch the new arrival lists.

It’s a little oldschool — you don’t have to pay for the autograph just the book?!? — and a little risky as you have to buy from the right places using some strategy, but it’s one way that many collectors have landed ink without forking over big bucks or ripping packs to chase a particular name. (Some names, like Hanks for example, don’t even have card appearances.)

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Could Jada Toys’ Nano Metalfigs be a super-cheap collectible hit?

Simplicity, portability, affordability and the chase.

This collector found himself in the toy aisle of a chain store this week and noticed something relatively new that hadn’t caught my attention before. At a glance I was interested and instantly found myself scouring the pegs for something that ended up not being there.

It was a section of Jada Toys‘ new Nano Metalfigs that are available for a few different realms — DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Disney/Pixar, Street Fighter, Harry Potter — and they’re tiny metal sculptures that come in packages just like the big kids’ toys but they don’t come with a big price.

They’ve probably been around for some collectible genres I don’t watch all that closely, but the first wave of the new WWE figures caught my eye simply because they were so small … and so cheap.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards

What: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: One hit per blaster box

What’s buzz-worthy: The WWE’s women once again get a product of their own with this one only initially available via Walmart like last year’s very popular Divas Revolution set.

Keep reading for more and the checklist.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps Heritage WWE hobby box (Hour 4)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE (hobby)
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby 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.

The box: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 215
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 16

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair, Goldberg, 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, Lana, Roman Reigns, Triple H, Undertaker, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Sting

Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (18) – Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Eric Young, Hideo Itami, Johnny Gargano, Liv Morgan, Tommaso Ciampa, Austin Aries, Bayley, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Mojo Rawley, Shinsuke Nakamura

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Need a 2017 Topps Heritage WWE checklist? It’s here …

WWE fans will have more to watch for other than NXT next Wednesday night.

That’s the day that 2017 Topps Heritage arrives in hobby shops and it will include a retro-styled re-do on the 1987 Topps baseball design but with the stars of professional wrestling.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster case (Hour 7)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster box case 
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution box (Hour 4)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards (two hobby boxes)

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.

The box: 2016 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards
Where to buy: Initially only via Topps.com
Checklist: Click here to view

 

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania hobby box (Hour 12)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long … and this is our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania (hobby)
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What’s inside the third WWE Slam Crate? Find out here …

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The third time’s the charm.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its wrestling version of a mystery box — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The first crate arrived last year and the second arrived awhile back but this one is the best one yet in its simplicity and its items that should draw collectors in.

What did this third one include? Star power — and some Topps promo cards. Keep reading …

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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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Topps Now WWE adds Relic cards into mix after Roadblock PPV


The Topps Now cards for World Wrestling Entertainment took on a  new dimension on Monday with a limited number of match-used memorabilia cards from Sunday night’s event available for just 24 hours.

The 2016 Topps Now WWE set is now over 55 cards for the year with two Relics and six standard cards as part of a lineup revealed for Roadblock.

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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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