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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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 23)

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: Big pulls and an Aaron Judge discussion get the focus today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 19)

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: Collectors react to the Aaron Hernandez news, big pulls, big Fan Cave pieces, big hobby questions and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 18)

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 big pulls today.

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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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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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The Rock’s new Under Armour shoes are sold out — and electrifying eBay

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be the most-electrifying man in sports entertainment, but his new line of Under Armour training shoes are giving him a run for his money.

They’re dubbed the Rock Delta and the first wave of the shoes is sold out from the company after just one day.

Because of this, the company now has a second wave available on pre-order set to arrive in mid-August and for now there’s a pretty strong market for the shoes on eBay.

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

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 from baseball, football, basketball and WWE.

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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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You can own a WrestleMania-used toolbox — if you have the money

“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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 1)

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 today as it’s a busy weekend already.

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Weekend Update: Check out 14 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this further proves that Buzz’s fantasy baseball draft just took waayyyy too long yesterday. (Hear that, commish?) Here are several stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & subscribe at right if you want email updates.

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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 27)

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: Big breaks from National Treasures and elsewhere from around the collecting world.

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Undertaker autographs coming to Topps’ WWE card sets for first time

One of the biggest autographs in WWE history is coming to Topps packs for the first time.

The ink?

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

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: BenchWarmers breaks, Gypsy Queen chatter, Two Griffeys, one pack … and partial holograms?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 20)

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: Nothing but impressive breaks to start a new week.

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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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Fanatics Authentic offers up some sports autographs that rock

Fanatics Authentic has a few unique autographs available now that come with no strings attached.

Nevermind, that won’t work … there are actually six.

A series of autographed guitars — items that are officially licensed musical instruments on their own — have been enhanced with autographs that offer a colorful higher-end option for a sports fan who’s big on music, too.

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

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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: Massive NFL pulls, plenty of 2017 Topps Heritage & more

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

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.

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Heritage is King …
This past week’s big winner was the arrival of 2017 Topps Heritage, which took us all back to 1968. Here’s our catch-all gallery of short-printed variations and big hits — and there’s a checklist found in there, too.

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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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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 3)

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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 breaks, 2017 Topps Heritage, unauthorized proof cards on eBay, Tom Brady RCs and “Why is Chrome king — and can it endure?”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 28)

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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: The wait for 2017 Topps Heritage is nearly over, big breaks, big questions and more hobby discussions.

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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 Break: 1999 Comic Images WWF Smackdown! 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.

edgeThe box: 1999 Comic Images WWF Smackdown! cards
Where to buy:
Poke around online 

Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 252
Base set completion: 
71 of 72 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 66
Triplicates: 52
Quadruplicates: 33
Quintuplicates: 15
Sextuplicates: 8
Septuplicates: 2
Octuplicates: 1

Notables on base cards – Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Undertaker, Triple H, Edge, Chyna, The Hardy Boyz, Debra, Jerry Lawler, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, X-Pac, Road Dogg and … Mr. Socko!

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 24)

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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: Chasing Kris Bryant, busting NBA, checking out the Panini Honors checklist. debating top rookies, waiting on 2017 Topps Heritage & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 22)

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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: Kris Bryant Transcendent cards, 2017 Topps Heritage & big breaks.

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Watch a guy who is a guy with a Funko Pop! open up about opening up a Funko Pop! (Or something … )

Funko Pop! toys aren’t just for collectors and this unboxing video from WWE‘s Xavier Woods (aka Austin Creed aka Austin Watson) and a member of The New Day offers a closer look at things.

“It still strange that I have a Pop!” he says in the video. “Certain things you want to reach — goals and everything. And I wanted to be a wrestler on TV and I wanted to work in video games but … things I didn’t even know that I wanted in life.”

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps WWF wax pack (Hour 8)

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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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps WWF wax pack
The cost now: 
$1.50
The cost then: 40 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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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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