This release has long been delayed because of the pandemic. It was originally scheduled for July, I think, but many things from that period ended up being moved to later in the year. The end result of this delay is that a few of the people released back in April still find themselves in this release. It’s not that big a deal, but they do stand out a bit because of that.
This marks the return of this release after a five year hiatus. It hits a little bit different this year, as there wasn’t a planned “flagship” wrestling release to begin with. It doesn’t follow the previous format of using the baseball design for the cards this time. The design feels a little bit like Stadium Club to me, without the full bleed images.
The set features 100 base cards, mixed across Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and NXT UK. You see a few insert sets, most of which have autographed versions available. This leads to some interesting autograph subjects, such as Lord Tensai, though. There are some big names on the autograph checklist, like Shawn Michaels and Mankind, but overall, it feels a bit light to me for some reason.
A box contains twenty-four packs of four cards, and advertises two autographs per box. I’ve also seen mentioned one refactor per pack. This seems like a high number to me. If there are almost as many refractors as there are base, are they significant any longer?
This box contained:
53 Base Cards (52 different – 52% of 100 card set)
23 Base Refractors
1 Base Green Refractor
4 Big Legends
4 Fantasy Matches
4 Image Variations
1 Image Variation Green Refractor
4 Shocking Wins
1 Fantasy Matches Dual Autographs Black Refractor Mankind & Jeff Hardy
1 Shocking Wins Autographs Mustafa Ali