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2017 Topps WWE NXT Blaster Box Break

This feels like a bit of a different release.  I remember seeing a lot about the Hobby Boxes for this, mentioning one autograph per pack, in a ten pack box.  There were only seven cards per pack, and the boxes were priced as you’d expect for that many autographs.  I didn’t really expect to see it pop up for a reasonable base price at retail.  If you’re a set collector, retail is definitely the way to go.  While a hobby box would get you 70 cards, 10 of which are autographs for almost $200, a blaster box gets you 72 cards + 1 relic for normal blaster pricing.

There isn’t really a standard base set here.  Instead, you get two different base inserts, Roster Cards and Matches & Moments.  Each of them has a full assortment of parallels, as well.  The box contains one single pack, rather than a number of packs like most blaster boxes seem to have.

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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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