By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
2017 Topps Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards continue to push through series, catching the hobby side of things up to what’s aired. While the look and feel is similar to the fall’s Season 5 set — Topps’ first with the license — there is a major change with the configuration. An autograph is now guaranteed in each hobby box.
The 100-card base set breaks down the sixth season in its entirety. From the crushing premiere through to the finish, plenty of big moments, character arrivals and brutal departures are included.
Parallels are plentiful with names reflecting the nature of the show. Rust are the most common at one per hobby pack. Others come numbered: Mud (/50), Mold (/25), Sepia (/10), Printing Plates and Blood (1/1).
Autographs and Memorabilia Cards
Although not exactly the same, autographs are very similar in design to Season 5. On-card signatures appear to be the direction for most based on initial materials.
Among the confirmed signers are Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl) and Danai Gurira (Michonne).
Other signed cards include Dual and Triple Autographs, both of which have one-of-one Blood parallels.
Relic cards are back with swatches of costume worn on the show. Autographed Relic cards are also randomly inserted.
While the base set covers the events of the show, there are a couple of inserts that look more at the people — living and dead. Character Cards and Walkers both return. Chop makes the jump over from the Walking Dead Card Trader app.
These inserts have Rust (/99), Mud (/50), Mold (/25), Sepia (/10), Printing Plate and Blood (1/1) parallels.
Although sketch cards were planned for Season 5 and the follow-up Survival Box sets, they were cancelled. However, according to initial information for 2017 Topps Walking Dead Season 6, they’re back in the plans.
2017 Topps Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards at a glance:
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Boxes per case: 8
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: June 14, 2017
What to expect in a hobby box:
• Autographs – 1
• Additional Autographs, Costume or Sketch Cards – 1
• Parallels – 24
2017 Topps Walking Dead Season 6 Checklist
• Rust – /99
• Mud – /50
• Mold – /25
• Sepia – /10
• Blood – 1/1
Here’s a list of confirmed signers. It is not final and is subject to change.
Anexandra Breckenridge as Jessie Anderson
Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford
Major Dodson as Sam Anderson
Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna Monroe
Danai Gurira as Michonne
Sonegua Martin-Green as Sasha Williams
Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan
Tom Payne as Paul “Jesus” Rovia
Norma Reedus as Daryl Dixon
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes
Benedict Samuel as Alpha Wolf
Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa
Michael Traynor as Nicholas
Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee
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