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First look: 2011 Topps WWE Classics cards

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Topps unveiled its newest WWE trading card line on Tuesday, 2011 WWE Classics, a line that will be an all-foil series including an insert set dedicated solely to the forthcoming WrestleMania clash between John Cena and The Rock.

Scheduled to arrive in mid-December, Classics will consist of 90 base cards of Superstars, Legends and Divas, each found with gold parallels. The base set’s design is one that was tested in Topps’ 2011 Target baseball value boxes as Chrome bonus cards.

Here, we’ve traded The Mick for The Miz and gone with foilboard.

Some of the highlights from the base set’s checklist include card No. 1 being the debut for newcomer A.J., while, interestingly, also on the checklist is Eden Stiles, who has yet to make her TV debut on either Smackdown or Raw, and even a card for Batista.

There will be a 10-card Cena-Rock insert set, meanwhile the autograph and Relic checklists — 16 cards for each — are all TBDs at this time. There will be 24 packs per box and eight boxes per case when Classics arrives in hobby shops.

See more images from the set … after the jump.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

14 Comments

I’d heard the name for this set a while back and was hoping the “Classics” bit would mean an all-legends set. Looks nice, but still wish for a different kind of checklist.

Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
danny

um whats classic about this product… it seems more of the same [sorry, your Beckett employee-focused insults will be deleted -- mod] with foil finish
lame epic fail

Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
whathesaid

Can we get a scrubbed version of danny’s employee-focused insults?

Posted August 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink
Ben

Eden Stiles has made WWE TV. She’s mainly used as the ring announcer for WWE Superstars.

Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

Ah… Superstars. Story tweaked! (She doesn’t even have a bio on WWE.com!)

Posted August 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
Quinton

Hopefully, there will be a Relic and/or an auto of Zack Ryder!
WWWYKI, Broski!

Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink
greg

WWE Superstars? What channel does that come on Now?

Theres GOOD Wrestling comes on every Thursday on Spike tv. Called TNA.

Posted August 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
Lou

Please Greg. TNA is absolute garbage. Do they have some good talent? Yes. Do they use their good talent properly? No they don’t. Instead Hogan and Bischoff place old guys with little to nothing left in the spotlight and the guys who actually have youth and talent get put on the back burner. The booking in that company is ATROCIOUS. Fire Vince Russo and everyone else in creative. Hogan, Bischoff, Steiner, Jarrett, Sting, Flair,…all need to step aside and let the real talent there shine, but it will NEVER happen. To have Ric Flair still wrestling is a joke. To have Sting at damn near 50 jumping around like a Joker/Doink the Clown hybrid is a bigger one.
G-A-R-B-A-G-E

Posted August 25, 2011 at 6:21 am | Permalink
geoff

superstars is an internet exclusive.

TNA is a mix of some good wrestling, poor production, extremely washed up wrestlers, the hardy boys (ugh), and a terrible card and autograph product thanks to tristar.

Posted August 25, 2011 at 6:42 am | Permalink
Dana

I can’t believe Eden is getting a card all she does it announce on superstars and sometimes smackdown and Lita is still not included in the Legends cards.

Posted November 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink
Reggie Adam Holder

will this product be available in retail/blaster versions?huge wrestling card collector,need to know,thanks!

Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:01 am | Permalink
reily

When are these going to be realeased? haven’t seen them yet…

Posted December 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink
Julie

Very disappointed! I’ve bought every type of wrestling card for my son and have never seen so many doubles and triples of the same cards . I’m really thinking about not buying anymore .

Posted January 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

This by far one if best looking sets ever produced. I have opened 11 box;s and I have some some sick hits! I deal with football, but being a HUGE WWE Fan I decided to add some Brands to my inventory. I buy, sell and trade so contact me at 661-472-0172 Ask for for Shawn or Bekki Thank you all from Beyond The Goal Post Sports Cards And Collitibles

Posted September 29, 2013 at 1:09 am | Permalink

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