2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Trading Cards Checklist and Details


2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards mark the biggest licensing change on this side of the hobby in some time. For the past five years, Cryptozoic has been making cards for the show. It was one of their earliest licenses. But this set marks a new beginning of sorts for Rick, Darryl, Carol and company.


Similar to a lot of recent Star Wars and Doctor Who sets from Topps, each box of 2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 has a pair of premium inserts from a list that includes autographs, costume and sketch cards.

The base set has 100 cards covering the entire fifth season. This is a departure from the season three and four sets from Cryptozoic that broke them both up into two separate releases. Parallels come in Rust (/99), Mud (/50), Mold (/25), Sepia (/10) and Blood (1/1).

Three basic insert sets, Walkers, Character Profiles and Locations, flesh things out further for 2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5.

As for autographs, they come in a few different versions and combinations. Basic signed cards include several levels of parallels. There are also dual and triple autographs. Some actors also added a limited number of inscriptions.

The autographs checklist include Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol), Steven Yuen (Glenn), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), David Morrissey (The Governor) and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese). There’s also Chandler Riggs (Carl), who hasn’t signed cards since Cryptozoic’s Season 1 set several years ago.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Autographs Melissa McBride Inscribed

Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Dana Gurira (Michonne) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie) are among those not included on the autograph checklist.

Relic cards have costume swatches embedded in them. These also have parallels.

Topps is going all in with The Walking Dead. In addition to making physical cards, they’re also launched The Walking Dead Card Trader. Similar to Star Wars Card Trader, Bunt and their other apps, it offers an ever-expanding assortment of digital trading cards. This could also prove to be Topps’ biggest entertainment acquisition in some time. Not only does the show continue to be a ratings juggernaut but its fanbase has made Walking Dead merchandise and collectibles a lucrative market.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards at a glance:

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Boxes per case: 8
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: November 9, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs and Costume Cards – 2 Total

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Checklist

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Base Set
Memorabilia Cards

Base Set

100 cards.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Base Rust


• Rust – /99
• Mud – /50
• Mold – /25
• Sepia – /10
• Blood – 1/1
• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

1 Kill Room
2 Boom
3 “Nobody’s Gotta Die Today”
4 Escape from Terminus
5 Reunited
6 No Sanctuary
7 “We Ain’t Dead”
8 Gabriel Calls for Help
9 Wet Walkers
10 “I Don’t Miss That Sword”
11 Celebration Dinner
12 Church Art
13 Finding Bob
14 Gabriel the Damned
15 Protective
16 No Point in Begging
17 Promises Kept
18 Saying Goodbye
19 Waking Up
20 “We’re Not Trapped”
21 Rising Above
22 Searching for the Key
23 Going Down
24 Noah Escapes
25 Bus Crash
26 Don’t Try to Find Us
27 Ellen
28 A Very Important Mission
29 Hosed
30 Looking for Beth
31 Indoor Camping
32 “You Look Tough”
33 Finding the Cross
34 Mutual Friend
35 Carol Takes a Hit
36 Barricading the Church
37 Back Soon
38 Making a Plan
39 Approach with Caution
40 Gabriel Listens Intently
41 Hostages
42 Rethinking the Plan
43 Mary’s Bible
44 Walkers Take Over the Church
45 Making It Out
46 Exchange
47 Loss
48 Grief
49 Overrun
50 Bitten
51 Making It
52 Parts
53 The Way It Had To
54 Gone
55 A Funeral
56 Kidnapped Walker
57 Mad Dogs
58 Battling Exhaustion
59 Feeling It
60 Praise the Rain
61 “We Are the Walking Dead”
62 Attack on the Barn
63 People Like Us
64 Finding the RV
65 Roads Not Cleared
66 Flare to the Face
67 Red Lights
68 The Gates of Alexandria
69 “Who’s Deanna?”
70 Curb Appeal
71 A Shower and a Shave
72 A New Home
73 The Suspicious Husband
74 Missing Stash
75 Target Practice
76 Try
77 Hanging It Up
78 Buttons
79 Job Offer
80 On Patrol
81 Crisis of Faith
82 Sizing Up the Threat
83 Abraham Leaves No One Behind
84 Hold the Door
85 Eaten Alive
86 A Warning
87 A Problem with Pete
88 Fight!
89 Carl and Enid Hiding in a Tree
90 “W”
91 “If You Don’t Fight, You Die”
92 Carry a Big Stick
93 Pit of Walkers
94 “You Don’t Get Both”
95 Food Truck Traps
96 Wolves Not Far
97 Nicholas Attacks Glenn
98 Ready
99 “You’re Not One of Us”
100 Do It

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18 cards.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Autographs Chandler Riggs


• Rust – /99
• Mud – /50
• Mold – /25

Possible more parallel levels could exist.

Corey Brill as Pete Anderson
Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams
Steve Coulter as Reg Monroe
Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford
Jason Douglas as Tobin
Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes
Danai Gurira as Michonne
Emily Kinney as Beth Greene
Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams
Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier
David Morrissey as The Governor
Katelyn Nacon as Enid
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes
Benedict Samuel as Alpha Wolf
Tyler James Williams as Noah
Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

Dual Autographs

5 cards. /99.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Dual Autograph Carol Gabriel

Corey Brill as Pete Anderson/Steve Coulter as Reg Monroe
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier/Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier/Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier/Benedict Samuel sa Alpha Wolf
Katelyn Nacon as Enid/Jason Douglas as Tobin

Triple Autographs

1 card.

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier/Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams/Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

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Memorabilia Cards

Relic Cards

18 cards.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Relic Beth


• Rust – /99
• Mud – /50
• Mold – /25

Possible more parallel levels could exist.

Abraham Ford – Shirt
Beth Greene – Shirt
Carl Grimes – Shirt
Daryl Dixon – Shirt
Enid – Shirt
Glenn Rhee – Shirt
Maggie Greene – Shirt
Noah – Shirt 1
Noah – Shirt 2
Pete Anderson – Shirt
Rick Grimes – Shirt
Sasha Williams – Shirt
Tara Chambler – Shirt
Tyreese Williams – Shirt
Tyreese Williams – Pants
Walker Horde – Clothing Card 1
Walker Horde – Clothing Card 2
Walker Horde – Clothing Card 3

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Character Cards

18 cards.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Characters

C-1 Rick Grimes
C-2 Carl Grimes
C-3 Michonne
C-4 Daryl Dixon
C-5 Glenn Rhee
C-6 Maggie Greene
C-7 Beth Greene
C-8 Carol Peletier
C-9 Tyreese Williams
C-10 Sasha Williams
C-11 Abraham Ford
C-12 Tara Chambler
C-13 Gabriel Stokes
C-14 Noah
C-15 Enid
C-16 Pete Anderson
C-17 Reg Monroe
C-18 Tobin


7 cards.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Locations

L-1 Terminus
L-2 The Church
L-3 Grady Memorial Hospital
L-4 Atlanta
L-5 Noah’s Community
L-6 Alexandria
L-7 The Solar Warehouse


10 cards.

2016 Topps Walking Dead Season 5 Walker

W-1 Walker
W-2 Walker
W-3 Walker
W-4 Walker
W-5 Walker
W-6 Walker
W-7 Walker
W-8 Walker
W-9 Walker
W-10 Walker

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Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Altona Jones 6 January, 2017 at 13:59

    When you buy a hobby usually one of the special cards is an autograph but i get 2 relic card. A box cost a good piece of money that should be worth it.

  2. Ryan Liguid 5 April, 2017 at 02:25

    Bought a few hobby boxes of Season 5 over the last month. Made some cool pulls off the packs from there. Mainly were relic patches, but got a Blood Parallel autograph (card 1/1) of Katelyn Nacon who plays Enid! Very nice!

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