2009 Topps WWE Sketch Cards — the rarest sketches ever?

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By CHRIS OLDS

Collectors looking to land one of the first Sketch Cards hand drawn by World Wrestling Entertainment superstars from the newly released 2009 Topps WWE set haven’t seen a single one pop up on the auction block.

Why?

Because there are only 31 Sketch Cards to be found in the entire product.

Again, just 31. Period.

Let that sink in …

Four WWE stars opted to put pen to paper — err, cardboard — for the project. The most accomplished in-ring performer, Jerry “The King” Lawler, also is the most accomplished artist of the bunch. He drew just seven cards for inclusion in hobby packs, including the portrait of Undertaker above.

Santino Marella — WWE’s world champion of comedy relief — helps lead the way with 10 cards drawn for the set, while a pair of WWE Divas round out the offerings with Eve drawing four cards and Natalya adding 10.

Lawler drew other WWE stars, while Marella drew himself, his “sister” Santina and some other items firmly part of his “heritage.” The Divas opted for more abstract drawings.

Here’s a rundown of the sketches

Jerry Lawler Cards
Big Show
Batista
Rey Mysterio
Triple H
Edge
Undertaker
Jack Swagger

Eve Cards
“Speak what you feel, and act what you speak”
Musical Notes
“Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Owner”
“Passion”

Natalya Cards
Glory
Balance
Spirit
Honour
Energy
Calm
Peace
Sparkle
Happy
Pride

Santino Cards
Self portrait
Map of Italy
Landscape
Self portrait
Self portrait (with belt)
Santina
Island
Muscle
Self portrait
Santino in ring

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

6 Comments

  1. Posted Tuesday October 27th, 2009 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    This product could be a sleeper..Here’s the full product info also for collectors:
    http://tinyurl.com/yll362e

  2. Mason Schau
    Posted Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 at 11:56 AM | Permalink

    I just pulled the Eve “Musical Notes” Sketch card last night out of a case. It has musical lines going into clouds that say “Diva, Desire, Dream”.

  3. chrisolds
    Posted Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 at 08:40 PM | Permalink

    Congrats. Saw the auction on eBay and wrote something on it.

    http://blogbeckett.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/first-2009-topps-wwe-sketch-card-hits-auction-block/

  4. Krystal
    Posted Wednesday December 9th, 2009 at 07:55 AM | Permalink

    In case anyone ever reads this, just pulled Natalya’s “Energy” sketch card, 2 down…29 left!

  5. Mason
    Posted Wednesday December 9th, 2009 at 09:15 AM | Permalink

    SWEET!! I pulled the Eve sketch. Anyway you could email me a scan to my hotmail account? Its thepick88@hotmail.com

    Thanks,Mason

  6. Matthew
    Posted Thursday August 25th, 2011 at 02:10 AM | Permalink

    How many more are out there. I know of three of them being pulled.

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