Legend and Tragedy: Topps WCW Autograph Cards

Legend and Tragedy: Topps WCW Autograph Cards

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Topps' run with WCW cards came at a time when professional wrestling was at its peak. And while the run wasn't long, the Topps WCW autographs are among the best this side of the hobby has ever seen.

In just three sets released in 1998 and 1999, about 100 different wrestlers and WCW personalities lent their signatures to Topps sets. 1998 Topps WCW nWo, 1999 Topps WCW/nWo Nitro and 1999 Topps WCW Embossed all have comprehensive checklists that include some of the best wrestlers of the 1980s and 1990s.

Shop for Topps WCW autograph cards on eBay.

At the time, both WCW and WWF were hot. WCW had raided much of their rival's talent pool. Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall are among the top names that fall under this category.

bret_hart Hollywood Hogan

WCW also had some names they helped develop on their own like Sting, Chris Jericho, The Giant, Eddie Guerrero (or Eddy as he was with Turner's company) and Goldberg fall under this category.

Chris Jericho Giant

Topps WCW autographs are also a sad reminder of how many wrestlers passed away at a young age. Beside Guerrero and Savage, collectors can also find signed cards from "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, Ms. Elizabeth, Bam Bam Bigelow and Brian Adams. However, the most infamous of them all is Chris Benoit who murdered his wife and son before killing himself back in 2007.

Chris Benoit ms_elizabeth

For those looking to roll the dice on pulling autographs from packs, be sure to find hobby boxes. Topps also did retail for some of their WCW sets. These don't have any signed cards. Even in hobby boxes, there are no guaranteed you'll find one. They averaged about one in two boxes, a far cry from today's products with promised hits.

Prices for Topps WCW autographs remain very strong. Many collectors are working on sets, which keeps even the lesser stars in demand to a certain extent. The relative toughness, large checklists and dried up supply also work out in the favor of sellers in a lot of instances.

Top stars and late wrestlers can sell for several hundred dollars. Commons usually sell in the $30 range.

Use the tabs above for full checklists of all the WCW autographs Topps released in 1998 and 1999. There are also a handful of unreleased cards that have surfaced on the secondary market over the years. These are likely cards that were sent out and never returned.

Top eBay Listings

2017 Topps WWE Legends BRET 'Hit Man' HART WCW Championship Belt AUTO 50
$17.50

Topps WCW NWO 1998 Meng Autograph Card Haku Tonga Kid WWE WWF Faces Of Fear
$42.50

1999 Topps WCW Embossed Brad Armstrong Autograph Card Deceased RIP New NWA WWE
$64.99

Hulk "Hollywood" Hogan▪2 Autograph Card's 1987 Topps WWF•WWE•WCW•NWO•JSAPSA
$24.99

1998 TOPPS WCW NWO AUTOGRAPH CARD OF LENNY LANE
$7.50

Hugh Morrus Signed WCW 1998 Topps Card #44 Autograph WWE Bill DeMott Wrestling
$14.99

1998 TOPPS WCW NWO CHRIS BENOIT AUTO SIGNED CARD BGS 9 MINT WCW NWO WWE STAR
$450.00

1998 TOPPS WCW NWO BAM BAM BIGELOW ON CARD AUTO WCW NWO RARE
$220.00

2006 Topps WWE Heritage II Authentic Autograph Chavo Guerrero TNA WCW ECW
$30.00

1999 Topps WCW NWO Larry Zbyszko Authentic Autograph Auto
$99.95

Stevie Ray Signed 1998 Topps WCW NWO Nitro Card #34 PSA DNA COA WWE Autograph 98
$39.99

Scott Norton Signed 1999 Topps WCW Embossed Card #28 PSA DNA COA Autograph WWE
$39.99

Eric Bischoff Signed 1999 Topps WCW NWO Nitro Card #32 PSA DNA COA WWE Autograph
$39.99

Wrath Signed 1999 Topps WCW NWO Nitro Card PSA DNA COA WWE Autograph Adam Bomb
$39.99

Stevie Ray Signed 1999 Topps WCW NWO Embossed Card #25 PSA DNA COA Autograph WWE
$39.99

Hardcore Hak Sandman Signed 1999 Topps WCW Embossed Card 50 PSA DNA ECW WWE Auto
$39.99
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1998

1998 Topps WCW/nWo Autographs Checklist

Inserted 1:40 hobby packs.

1998 Topps WCW nWo Autographs Eddie Guerrero

Alex Wright
Arn Anderson
Billy Kidman
Bobby Heenan
Chris Benoit
Chris Jericho
Dean Malenko
Diamond Dallas Page
Disciple
Disco Inferno
Eddy Guerrero
Ernest Miller
Fit Finley
Fyre
Gene Okerlund
Giant
Hollywood Hogan
Jimmy Hart
Juventud Guerrera
Kanyon
Kaz Hayashi
Kevin Nash
Konnan
Lodi
Meng
Mike Tenay
Psychosis
Raven
Riggs
Saturn
Sick Boy
Spice
Tony Schiavone
Tygress
Vincent
Whisper
Wrath

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Topps WCW NWO 1998 Meng Autograph Card Haku Tonga Kid WWE WWF Faces Of Fear
$42.50

1998 TOPPS WCW NWO AUTOGRAPH CARD OF LENNY LANE
$7.50

1998 TOPPS WCW NWO BAM BAM BIGELOW ON CARD AUTO WCW NWO RARE
$220.00

Topps WCW NWO 1998 Fyre Autograph Card Nitro Girls Teri Byrne On Card Auto WWE
$43.50

Topps WCW NWO Fit Finley Finlay On Card Auto Autograph 1998 1999 WWE WWF
$59.00

Topps WCW NWO Nitro Girl Storm On Card Auto Autograph 1998 1999 WWE WWF
$49.00

Topps WCW NWO Hector Garza On Card Auto Autograph 1998 1999 WWE WWF
$45.00

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW REY MYSTERIO AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$39.99

1998 Topps WCW nwo auto lot of 4 Chae A.C Jazz Tygress Storm Nitro Girls RARE!
$299.99

1998 Topps WCW nwo auto lot of 3 Billy Silverman Charles Robinson Nick Patrick
$149.99

1998 Topps WCW nwo auto lot of 3 Mike Tenay Tony Schiavone David Pender
$199.99

1998 Topps WCW nwo auto lot of 12 Onoo Kanyon Flynn Wright Meng El Dandy Damian
$499.99

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW RIC FLAIR AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$59.99

1998-99 Topps NWO WCW SUPER CALO Auto Scarce
$49.95

1998 1999 WCW NWO TOPPS AUTO STORM RARE SET
$39.95

1998 1999 WCW NWO TOPPS AUTO CYCLOPE RARE MEXICO
$39.95
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1999 Nitro

1999 Topps WCW/nWo Nitro Autographs Checklist

Inserted 1:40 hobby packs.

1999 Topps WCW nWo Nitro Autographs Macho Man Randy Savage

A.C. Jazz
Bam Bam Bigelow
Billy Silverman
Bret Hart
Brian Adams
Chae
Charles Robinson
Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Curt Hennig
Cyclope
Damian
David Penzer
El Dandy
Glacier
Goldberg
Hector Garza
Hugh Morrus
Jim Neidhart
Kenny Kaos
Kimberly
La Parka
Larry Zbyszko
Lenny Lane
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Ms. Elizabeth
Nick Patrick
Norman Smiley
Prince Iaukea
Rick Steiner
Scott Hall
Scott Norton
Silver King
Sonny Onoo
Sting
Storm
Super Calo
Ultimo Dragon

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1999 Topps WCW NWO Larry Zbyszko Authentic Autograph Auto
$99.95

Topps WCW NWO Fit Finley Finlay On Card Auto Autograph 1998 1999 WWE WWF
$59.00

Topps WCW NWO Nitro Girl Storm On Card Auto Autograph 1998 1999 WWE WWF
$49.00

Topps WCW NWO Hector Garza On Card Auto Autograph 1998 1999 WWE WWF
$45.00

1999 Topps WCW nWo Nitro Authentic Signatures #GIAN Giant Auto Wrestling Card
$629.98

1999 Topps WCW nWo Nitro Authentic Signatures #GIAN Giant Auto Wrestling Card
$629.98

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW REY MYSTERIO AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$39.99

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW RIC FLAIR AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$59.99

1998 1999 WCW NWO TOPPS AUTO STORM RARE SET
$39.95

1998 1999 WCW NWO TOPPS AUTO CYCLOPE RARE MEXICO
$39.95

Hugh Morrus 1999 Topps WCW NWO Authentic Signatures PSA Autograph Auto 1998 WWE
$64.99

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW STING AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$49.99

Tank Abbott 1999 Topps WCW autograph auto card
$100.00

1999 Topps WCW nWo Nitro Authentic Signatures BRHA Bret Hart Auto Wrestling Card
$250.24

1999 Topps WCW nWo Nitro Authentic Signatures BRHA Bret Hart Auto Wrestling Card
$250.24

1999-99 TOPPS WCW NWO DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE AUTO DDP SCARCE
$199.99
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1999 Embossed

1999 Topps WCW Embossed Autographs Checklist

Inserted 1:49 packs.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Asya
Barbarian
Blitzkrieg
Brad Armstrong
Buff Bagwell
Chastity
Chris Adams
Dave Taylor
Doug Dillinger
Eric Watts
Gorgeous George
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
Horace Hogan
Kendall Windham
Lash LaRoux
Lex Luger
"Lightning Foot" Jerry Flynn
Lizmark Jr.
Madusa
"Outrageous" Evan Karagios
Sarge Buddy Lee Parker
Scott Hudson
Scott Putsky
Steve Regal
Tank Abbott
Tough Tom
Van Hammer

Top eBay Listings

1999 Topps WCW Embossed Brad Armstrong Autograph Card Deceased RIP New NWA WWE
$64.99

Topps WCW nWo Embossed Rare Tough Tom Autograph Auto Card WWE
$205.30

Topps WCW nWo Embossed Rare Lizmark Jr. Autograph Auto Card WWE
$205.30

1999 WCW Topps Embossed Chastity Autograph Auto NWO WWE!
$55.95

1999 Topps WCW Embossed Autograph Card RIC FLAIR PSA Certified 100% Authentic
$99.99

Other

Unreleased Topps WCW Autographs

The following cards have surfaced on the secondary market but were never inserted in packs. The likely explanation is that the wrestlers were sent the cards to sign but were never returned. While not official releases, they do exist. The set they're connected with is noted.

British Bulldog - Nitro
Bobby Duncum Jr. - Nitro
Booker T - Nitro
Hardcore Hak - Embossed
Mikey Whipwreck - Embossed
Rey Mysterio Jr. - Nitro
Ric Flair - Nitro
Scott Steiner - Embossed
Scott Steiner

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Hardcore Hak Sandman Signed 1999 Topps WCW Embossed Card 50 PSA DNA ECW WWE Auto
$39.99

Booker T Signed 1999 Topps Embossed WCW Card #24 PSA DNA COA WWE Star Autograph
$49.99

Scott Steiner Signed 1998 Topps WCW NWO Card PSA DNA Slab COA Auto WWE Autograph
$39.99

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW REY MYSTERIO AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$39.99

Booker T Signed 2006 Topps Insider WWE Card #38 Autograph Pro Wrestling WCW Auto
$16.99

2017 Topps WWE Legends Autograph ARC-BT Booker T WCW Championship Plate Card 25
$39.99

CUSTOM MADE 1998 1999 TOPPS WCW RIC FLAIR AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA WITNESS COA
$59.99

Booker T Signed WWE 2007 Topps Action Tattoo Card #2 Autograph Pro Wrestling WCW
$16.99

Ric Flair Signed WWE 2007 Topps Action Tattoos Card #8 PSA DNA COA WCW Autograph
$44.99

2016 TOPPS WWE WRESTLING RIC FLAIR #1 1 PLATE ON CARD SIGNED AUTO AUTOGRAPH WCW
$200.00

Booker T Signed WWE 2007 Topps Action Card 43 Autograph Impact Pro Wrestling WCW
$16.99

2016 TOPPS WWE UNDISPUTED BOOKER T ON CARD BLUE AUTO 25 SSP WCW SUCKA!
$22.99

RIC FLAIR 2015 TOPPS WWE UNDISPUTED ON CARD PURPLE AUTO SSP 25 WCW LEGEND! RARE
$119.99

1999 Topps WCW Embossed Autograph Card RIC FLAIR PSA Certified 100% Authentic
$99.99

BOOKER T 2016 TOPPS WWE UNDISPUTED AUTH ON CARD AUTOGRAPH! SN 50! WCW! "SUCKER"
$29.95

Booker T Signed 1999 Topps WCW Nitro Card #6 PSA DNA COA WWE Wrestling Autograph
$49.99

Ryan Cracknell

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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.


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