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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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2015 Topps Heritage WWE Hobby Box

Heritage has been a regular release for Topps baseball for almost two decades now, but its treatment of Wrestling has been pretty spotty. In baseball, they use the style of set from about 50 years before, but for this wrestling release, they go back 30 years. It’s a nice change of pace, and a design you don’t really see featured that often. The base 110 card set features legends, current roster members, as well as some from NXT. You also have some insert sets featuring NXT callups, Rookies of the Year, and others. It’s a fun change of pace set.

The box advertises 24 packs of 9 cards, including 2 hits per box.

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2015 Topps WWE Hobby Box Break

Following in the pattern of recent years, the 2015 wwe release once again follows the style of the regular baseball release for the year.  It gives the set a more main stream feel, rather than just being relegated to the non-sport category.

This was originally advertised with two hits per box, but the box itself does not mention how many.  Each box contains 24 packs of 7 cards, but some hits are thicker, so there may be fewer cards.  Autographs seem to fall roughly one in every two boxes, while the remaining hits consist of shirt, mat, sign and athletic tape relics, along with Diva Kiss Cards.

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