Short-printed photo variations offer extra muscle in 2017 Topps WWE

A new inclusion found in all types of 2017 Topps WWE packs is something that we’ve been accustomed to in other sports but is new for wrestling collectors.

Photo variations.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps 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 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)
Duplicates: 22

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.

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Big autographs, WWE Network shows, newcomers, ref cards & more on 2017 Topps WWE checklist

The final checklist for 2017 Topps WWE is here and the flagship brand for wrestling fans is, in a word, stacked.

Some of the biggest autographs in WWE history are inside packs for the first time and there are a number of inclusions in the release that are unique to the brand and appear to set the stage for another update set later in the year.

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Funko gets in ring with WWE for new wave of Pop! toys coming soon

The “cheap pop” is coming to Funko. 

In wrestling terms a “cheap pop” is something made famous by Mick Foley — a mention of the hometown crowd to get a cheap reaction during a moment with a microphone — but in this case he’s among the new wave of WWE Pop! toys.

These popular — and, yes, affordable — toys will be hitting stores later this month.

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Bill Goldberg to sign at The National

One of pro wrestling’s biggest names of the 1990s and beyond will be signing autographs at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

It’s Bill Goldberg.

The WWE star — and also a former University of Georgia football star and former Atlanta Falcon — was revealed as one of the newest signers for this summer’s showcase show set for July 26-30 in Chicago.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Legends of WWE trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Legends of WWE trading cards
Arrives: Sept. 20
Box basics: Four hits (two autos) per 12-pack box (Eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The biggest names in WWE history get a set of their own with a product that packs one autograph per six-pack mini-box and what looks like another place to potentially find ink of WWE’s most-notable legend of the moment, Undertaker.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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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Gallery: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards

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One of the more comprehensive autograph sets in wrestling card history arrived in hobby shops on Friday packing plenty of power from the past for the WWE, TNA, ECW, NWA, AWA and beyond.

The set is 2016 Leaf Signature Series and it includes eight autographed cards in every box with an array of parallels that help add to the chase that’s already pretty intensive.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.57.33 AMWhat: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards
Arrives: Late April
Box basics: Eight autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Some of the biggest names in professional wrestling history will be found on autographs in the third Leaf wrestling release and perhaps the biggest names of them all will be included in Andre The Giant and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as cut autographs.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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