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2017 Topps WWE Heritage Hobby Box Break

It’s nice to have a little break from the Aaron Judge hysteria. The year, Topps Heritage WWE gets to a fan favorite (and much reused) design, in the 1987 Topps Baseball wood borders. It brings back various design features from that release, such as Future Stars and trophy cards, as well.

Mixed in with this is a collection of SummerSlam moments from over the years and SummerSlam All Stars.

A box advertises 24 packs of 9 cards each, includign two hits per box. One of those hits is guaranteed to be an autograph.

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2017 Topps WWE Hobby Box Break

The 2017 edition of Topps WWE follows the recent pattern, using the same design as the flagship baseball set. The set is grouped by teams, if you will, as the wrestlers are separated by Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and Legends. These are all available in various parallels, as well as a handful with alternative images.

There are a few inserts sets included, as well. The main inserts sets all seem to share a similar design, which I’m not particularly a fan of. It’s a shame, as the content of those sets is interesting, just not the layout.

Each box contains 24 packs of 7 cards, and advertises two hits. The hits once again include Mat relics, shirt relics, manufactured championship belts, and autographs. `

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2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution Blaster Box Break

This is a unique release at least in recent years. In honor of the Divas Revolution of the last year and a half, Topps has released a set featuring the current Women Superstars, NXT stars, as well as headliners of the past. It’s a small set with 43 cards and various inserts and parallels. It does seem to be missing one current superstar who sort of began the Women’s Revolution, in Paige. She seems to be on shaky standing with the company, but is still appearing regularly in Total Divas.

That aside, it’s a fun little set. It’s a retail exclusive available only at Walmart, and seems to slowly trickle out, depending on the area. The box contains a single pack, and advertises 51 cards, including one autograph or relic per box.

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2016 Topps WWE Then Now Forever Hobby Box Break

This is a new release for Topps WWE. While it is labeled Topps WWE Then Now Forever, it is essentially a second series of the flagship release. It continues after the base set numbering with 101-200, as well as a few of the insert sets that began in other WWE releases during the year. The exception to that is the NXT Prospects set, numbering beginning at 1 again, and the various autographs and relics which are not numbered to begin with. The set features many of the same stars as the original release, but it has a mix of new superstars recently called up and others who were not in the company in time for the original release.

This box advertises 24 packs with 7 cards in each pack, including two hits. With the various parallels and inserts, you might get very close to a set, but not necessarily the whole way there.

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2016 Topps Heritage WWE Hobby Box Break

I could start to like these WWE Heritage releases. For 2015, The Heritage release was using the 1985 style baseball release. This trend continues on to 2016, as this Topps trading card set uses the style from the 1986 baseball release. It differs from the yearly baseball Heritage set as it is targeting 30 years ago, rather than 50. That’s interesting when the flagship sets for WWE and Baseball use the same current style for the main yearly release.

This set draws heavily from the 1986 Topps baseball set, for the base card design, as well as insert sets featuring NWO and WCW All Star Cards, Record Breaks, Turn Back the Clock card, and an All Star inspired patch card. The set itself features stars from the WWF years, WCW, NWO, WWE, and up through NXT. The base set contains 110 cards, but the various inserts are very collectable as well. The hobby box advertises 24 packs of 9 cards, including 2 hits per box.

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