Buzz Break: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE cards (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.

The box: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 31
Base set completion: 
19 of 100 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 3

Notable names pulled on base cards – Stephanie McMahon (2), Hulk Hogan (2), Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt, Ric Flair, Sting, Alicia Fox

Rookie Cards/NXT cards (5) – Rusev, Emma, Tye Dillinger, Bull Dempsey, Colin Cassady

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 4)

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Albert Pujols’ 600th home run, rediscovering Mike Trout Rookie Cards, Jimmy Piersall, busting WWE NXT, finding cards at Goodwill and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 2)

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks as we truck into the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards

What: 2017 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: Ten autographs per 10-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The WWE’s developmental promotion gets its own full-scale, hits-based release with this one going to full hobby channels after a Topps.com test run last year.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (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.

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

Packs per box: 11 (10 packs plus a two-card Relic/bonus pack)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
53 of 100 (53 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Brock Lesnar, Mick Foley, Paige, Carmella, Undertaker, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

Rookie Cards (logo only): Jason Jordan, Carmella, Chad Gable, Nia Jax

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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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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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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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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: Two hits (one autograph guaranteed) in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Heritage WWE brand utilizes the 1987 Topps baseball design as it looks at today’s stars in its popular throwback style.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps WWE hobby box (Hour 5)

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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 … and this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Topps WWE (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$69 (if you’re lucky)
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Topps launches new year of Topps Now WWE with massive lineup (plus ongoing 2017 gallery)

A big weekend for the WWE to start a new year has spawned the biggest lineup of Topps Now WWE cards to start a new year on cardboard, too.

A total of 23 cards for NXT: Takeover San Antonio and the Royal Rumble events are now available as part of the 2017 Topps Now WWE lineup for 24 hours or until sold out in the case of Relics made for the line.

Including all Relics and parallels, Topps released just 55 Now WWE cards last year.

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

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The 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: Landing big Cubs, some Super MLB breaks, comics cosplay, NXT, golf & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 25)

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The 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 pulls, big surprises and “describe your local card shop.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 21)

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The 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: MLB logos, big breaks (new and old), a look at new NXT cards and one collector glad to grab Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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WWE’s NXT stars get card set of their own via Topps.com

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NXT may be the developmental ranks for spawning future WWE stars, but the newcomers are getting their own card set from Topps right now.

Set to arrive on Topps.com on Wednesday, 2016 Topps WWE NXT will be a hit-based brand with an autograph in every five-card pack for $25.

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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 WWE Divas Revolution 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.

16diva_1039_frThe box: 2016 WWE Divas Revolution wrestling cards
Where to buy: 
Initially only available at Walmart

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 51
Cards in this box: 51
Base set completion: 
25 of 43 (58 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Sasha Banks, Trish Stratus, Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte, Torrie Wilson, Kelly Kelly, Maryse, Mandy Rose, Ivory

Rookie Cards/First NXT (4) – Aliyah, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Nia Jax

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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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First Buzz: 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution + gallery & checklist

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What: 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution wrestling cards
Arrives: Nov. 30 (at Walmart)
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: This Walmart-only exclusive product includes a hit in every box and is solely focused on the female stars of the WWE, offering a bit of a history lesson as the company focuses on its women’s division like never before.

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So, what can be found in the new WWE Slam Crate, anyway?

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Curiosity got me.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its first crate that’s a tad closer to the sports (entertainment) realm than most of its mystery box offerings — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The First, which is the theme of this one, arrived today packing a few surprises and some oddball inclusions that offer a glimpse of what might be to come.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards

NXT-corbinWhat: 2016 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards
Arrives: December
Box basics: One autograph in per mini-box.

What’s buzz-worthy: The first online-exclusive Topps WWE product will focus on the newcomers from NXT, the company’s developmental level, with an autograph in every pack.

The Basics: More info and images to come soon — the product was merely teased by Topps on Tuesday night.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

>> Click here to order wrestling cards on BlowoutCards.com 

 

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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New WWE signee is a former NFL draft pick … with just one card

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There’s a chance you’ll be seeing more of Brennan Williams on cardboard and on TV — but that’s potentially a long ways away.

And it probably won’t be with that name, either.

World Wrestling Entertainment announced a new signee for its developmental ranks on Monday and it’s Williams, who is a former third-round draft pick who spent time on the sidelines and the practice squad. He’ll join the NXT hopefuls at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

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WWE 2K17 NXT Edition video game includes autographs, Topps Relics

WWE2K17-deluxeFans of NXT will have a collecting challenge on their hands as the new deluxe edition of a WWE video game will include one of 14 different Topps Relic cards — each with 10 versions — inserted as a bonus when purchasing the deluxe version of the game.

The game is WWE2K17 and its NXT Edition is now available for pre-order via WWEShop.com — and the Topps card is far from the only bonus.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 14)

topps60thpacks4_zpsmxbwtlnwThe 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, The National and Preacher.

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Buzz Break: 2014 Topps Chrome WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)

2014tpchromeWRblasterFrom 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: 2014 Topps Chrome WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)
 2014-Topps-Chrome-WWE-bray-wyattWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8 (one is a standard-card “bonus pack”)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
21 of 110 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 4

Notable names pulled on base cards – Shawn Michaels, Roman Reigns (2), Daniel Bryan (2), A.J. Lee, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho

Rookie Cards (3) – Bray Wyatt, Renee Young, Jojo

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling (hobby box)

2016tpWRhobbyFrom 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--37The box: 2016 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: 
99 of 100 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Andre The Giant, Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Trish Stratus, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Lita, Edge, Randy Savage, Elizabeth, Paige, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Tyler Breeze (RC), Becky Lynch (RC), Mandy Rose (RC)

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling (blaster box)

2016-topps-wwe-blasterFrom 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 wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus one Relic/Brock Lesnar/Redbox code pack at Walmart)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
43 of 100 (43 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Shawn Michaels, Lita, Edge, Randy Savage, Elizabeth, Paige, Mandy Rose (RC)

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Set gallery: 2016 Topps WWE cards & the NXT inserts

2016-Topps-WWE--58This year’s basic Topps wrestling release arrives beginning today and the 2016 Topps WWE set is an interesting one that includes plenty of legends and a healthy selection of the stars seen in the squared circle.

But not all of them.

Some big names aren’t found on the base set checklist — only in the product’s lineup of inserts and hits — but there’s still plenty of action and nostalgia.

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WWE star Enzo Amore’s cardboard scarce as injury puts him in spotlight

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He’s one of the WWE‘s newest performers on its main roster and is already easily among the most-colorful and most-energetic stars of the bunch.

But after a scary injury during the Payback pay-per-view on Sunday night, Enzo Amore might be one of its luckiest stars — that his injury wasn’t worse — and the one with the highest-profiles on social media as footage of his injury continues to trend.

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Making the Grade IV: Joe Namath, Ichiro, WWE stars & legendary ink

Buzz-Grading-Diary-NamathLike many collectors, Buzz is a fan of grading and knows that there are many reasons that collectors choose to slab cards. Sometimes it’s to enhance the appeal and protect them when selling. Other times it’s to protect an investment for the long-term or to protect for sentimental reasons. Or, it might be just for fun or curiosity about a potential grade.

Here’s the fourth Grading Diary here on The Buzz …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 30)

EE3CAF1B-BFE3-49B9-B0C6-9A8E12CB5951_zpsv35aesimThe 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: Massive pulls in Heritage, National Treasures and retail … also haters gotta hate and storage wars.

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Making the Grade II: Corey Seager Pristine, a WrestleMania upstart, legends & Sheldon Cooper’s shirt

Corey-seager-2015-panini-usa-baseballLike many collectors, Buzz is a fan of grading and knows that there are many reasons that collectors choose to slab cards. Sometimes it’s to enhance the appeal and protect them when selling. Other times it’s to protect an investment for the long-term or to protect for sentimental reasons. Or, it might be just for fun or curiosity about a potential grade.

Here’s the second Grading Diary here on The Buzz …

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps WWE Heritage wrestling cards

2016-topps-heritage-WWE-neidhartWhat: 2016 Topps WWE Heritage wrestling cards
Arrives: August 3
Box basics: Two autographs or Relics in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps brings its 1986 baseball card design to the world of World Wrestling Entertainment with the latest Heritage brand set to arrive late this summer.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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