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(04-09-2012 09:48 AM)dpeck1000 Wrote: Cdillion17,
The vintage wrestling card market is not very large...
(04-09-2012 12:05 PM)dpeck1000 Wrote: I have no interest in modern wrestling cards so really anything past 1988 has little meaning to me. There are a few select cards like The Undertaker and The Rock auto cards that are cool. The WCW auto cards do very well too but once again are not really of interest to me.
The 1985 Topps set is a low cost popular option. It features severall Hogan cards of course. The 1985 OPC Series II is a great set with the Randy Savage and Elizabeth card. That is a very tough card in nice condition and not to expensive in NM-MT. The set is really from 1986 as it has images from Wrestlemania II but the printing on the back says 1985.
The most rare wrestling cards are the 1986 Carnation Major League wrestling sets that were found in hot cocoa mix. That set features six cards and it has a great Ric Flair card and the best card of The Road Warriors. These are almost impossible to find and most have a surface wrinkle on the back which will keep them out of high grade holders.
The 1988 NWA Wonderama cards are a great value and those can easily be located in a factory set on EBAY for $39.95 delivered. This is a cool set that features Sting's first card and is a big set of 343 cards. It also has the first card of The Four Horsemen which is a very cool card.
The 1986 Monty Gum set is a cool set too but really have not caught on with collectors and are still very reasonable. There are 100 cards in this set and they come attached with a small perforation so many are in terrible condition.
The best set from 1985 is the Wrestling All Stars magazine set. This has cards that are perforated and on a fairly heavy paper stock making them more like an actual card. This set features early cards of the Von Erichs and many other popular wrestlers from the different territories and consists of 54 cards. You can't go wrong with this set and especially if card grading is not of much interest.
In the end it all comes back to the Wrestling All Stars. There is just nothing else like them.
(04-09-2012 08:10 AM)cdillon17 Wrote: I'm mainly a baseball card collector, but I grew up watching WWF and NWA in the 80s/early 90s. I was thinking it would be cool to own the top 5 or so cards from that time period. Is there a top 5? Or are there only 1 or 2 cards that stand out from a collector's POV? Thanks in advance.