WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is cleaning out his closet for a cause.
The man who had an ear torn off during a match, was thrown off the roof of a steel cage to the floor in one of the most-shocking moments in WWE history, and made multiple personas household names around the world is also a big supporter of RAINN. He has helped that group with more than $500,000 in donations and support generated by wrestling fans through auctions like the one running for the next few days.
Among nearly 50 items up for grabs now? The boots worn in his last match and the chance for Foley to come to your Raw or Smackdown watch party anywhere in the continental United States.
What else is there? Keep reading for a visual rundown of some notable items and experiences in the auctions as well as direct links to them so you can see how much they’re going for now.
“Here comes the money.”
That might not be the typical thought after seeing an autographed toolbox, but it’s certainly fitting given the frenzied bidding so far on one item over at WWE Auction.
And we do mean frenzied.
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This Week’s Big Hit?
We’re less than a week away from WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and Topps dropped the biggest mic of them all (“pipebomb” in WWE-Punk parlance) for collectors with the arrival of autographs from Undertaker for the first time in Topps packs — and just the third time in hobby history. Get all of the details on which brands get his legendary ink here.
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One of the biggest autographs in WWE history is coming to Topps packs for the first time.
It’s the Undertaker — and he has just two previous certified autographs in his career. Which sets will he be found in? Keep reading …
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The 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)
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
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.
With the WWE’s final pay-per-view before its showcase event, WrestleMania, set for tonight, the arrival of Topps‘ newest set, 2016 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania, is as impressive as its inclusions.
On-card autographs, numbered hits — even for the manufactured Relics — and first-time signers such as NXT women’s champ Bayley and former NWA champ Dory Funk are just part of the inclusions here that bring a higher-end feel to an affordable low-end release.
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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.
The box: 2015 Topps WWE Heritage wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 8 (seven standard packs plus one Relic/Sting/Vudu code pack in boxes at Walmart)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 66
Base set completion:
38 of 110 (35 percent)
Notable names pulled on base cards: The Four Horsemen, Trish Stratus, Finn Balor, The Rock, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Kevin Owens, Undertaker, John Cena
The 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.
Topps released the final checklist for 2015 Topps Heritage WWE on Wednesday and there’s one inclusion that might be buzz-worthy on the morning that fans around the world started buying WrestleMania tickets for next April in Dallas.
It’s the nWo — the anti-establishment faction that changed the wrestling world in the 1990s when good guy Hulk Hogan shed his yellow and red in favor of black and bad-guy “Hollywood” status. Could they be back at ‘Mania? It’s a compelling thought considering the checklist includes an autograph set focusing solely on the group.