For the third straight year Topps has brought its trademark base set to the WWE ring. The look will be familiar to those who collected Topps' flagship 2010 baseball and football products. Like years past, the 110-card base set mixes current superstars, Divas and Legends. On the insert-side of things, Topps is bringing back the Heritage brand to WWE with a 50-card Legends-themed insert set modeled after the 1962 Topps Baseball design. Premium hits include relics, autographs and dual autographs.
Estimated Release Date: 9/7/11 Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, seven cards per pack Price Point: Entry-Level Wrestling Card Target Audience: Wrestling Fans, Wrestling Card Collectors, Set Builders, Autograph Collectors
One Swatch relic card.
One additional relic card or autograph.
24 parallel cards.
168 Total Cards
110-card base set that includes current Superstars, Divas and Legends.
Base set parallels (1:1): Blue-Bordered (/2011), Gold-Bordered (/50), Red-Bordered (/1). Red and Gold cards are hobby exclusives.
Topps Heritage presents 50 past WWE Legends using the 1962 Topps Baseball design.
Superstars' pre-match showboating is depicted in the 25-card Electrifying Entrances set.
Prestigious Pairings highlights the current WWE tag team scene, showcasing 15 wrestler pairings who are normally noted for their singles matches.
Catchy Phrases highlights famous lines from 10 Superstars.
Printing Plates are available for all base cards and inserts other than autographs and relic cards. These are only in hobby packs.
20 Superstars, Legends and Divas will have autographed variations of their base cards.
Ten Dual Autograph Cards (/70) pair up wrestlers and give collectors two autographs.
Superstar Swatch Relic Cards (15 cards) embed pieces of event-used shirts into the cards.
Ringside Masterpiece Relic Cards (20 cards) include pieces of a WWE ring skirt.
Masters of the Mat Relic Cards (20 cards) provide ring canvas swatches in the cards.
Ryan Cracknell | E-Mail Author Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.
His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.