This is an interesting release, as it was delayed greatly from the original target date over the summer to December 30, just barely making it out during 2020. It took a bumpy route toward the end, too. A few weeks before release, Topps canceled the previous configuration, and opened up a new round of orders, for the final configuration.
When the release was first announced, it was going to be boxes of 24 packs with 7 cards per pack, as it has been in years past. This year, that was changed only a few weeks before release. While hobby boxes remained at the same price point with two autographs per box, they now included only 2 packs with 25 cards per pack. While it is nice not having as many packs to open, it feels like a lot of content is missing with so few cards in a box.
The checklist does not seem to have changed, as the base set includes 100 cards featuring matches and events. There are a handful of parallels to the base set. While technically an insert set, the 66 cards featuring the NXT roster feels more like it should be part of the base set, but there are no parallels for this set. There is a small insert set featuring a few of the NXT talents recently called up to the main roster, as well as a Johnny Gargano Tribute set, which thankfully does not seem to involve any wheels.
The autograph checklist includes some newer names to the trading card world. You can find autographs from Dexter Lumis and Shotzi Blackheart, among many others. A Box offers 2 packs with 25 cards per pack, and includes 2 autographs per box.
This box contained:
6 Base Bronze
1 Base Silver
4 Call Ups
4 Johnny Gargano Tributes
1 Autograph Velveteen Dream
1 Autograph Bronze Rhea Ripley