2021 Topps Chrome WWE continues with the trend of more chromium-based wrestling card releases. After taking a break from WWE, this is the second year in a row there’s been a Topps Chrome release. And this is in addition to WWE Finest‘s debut the previous December.
As with all Topps Chrome releases, Refractors play a major role on the checklist. There’s also autographs, which combine to land two per hobby box.
2021 Topps Chrome WWE Checklist Overview
The base set takes a dive into the rosters of all three shows: Raw, SmackDown and NXT. The design is fairly minimal, allowing for the chromium to do its thing. However, there are some pop art additions as well.
Refractors land one per hobby pack. Additional colors include:
Aqua Refractors – /150
Green Refractors (/99)
Orange Refractors (/25)
Black Refractors (/10)
Red Refractors (/5)
Autographs use a similar design. These also have several Refractor parallels: Green (/99), Gold (/50), Orange (/25), Black (/10), Red (/5), Printing Plates (1/1) and Superfractors (1/1).
Two insert themes make their debuts.
5 Timers Club features wrestlers who have held the same championship on at least five different occasions.
Best of In Your House heads back to the ’90s with cards that commemorate major pay-per-view moments. These have a die-cut design.
Both insert sets come with additional Green Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Black Refractors (/10), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Select 5 Timers Club cards also have autographs and their own mix of Refractors.
Retail packs has an exclusive Great Feats of Strength insert set, which has its own mix of parallels and autographs.
2021 Topps Chrome WWE at a glance:
Cards per pack: Hobby – 4, Blaster -4 Packs per box: Hobby – 24, Blaster – 7 Boxes per case: Hobby – 8, Blaster – 40 Set size: 100 cards Release date: October 15, 2021
1 AJ Styles 2 Akira Tozawa 3 Alexa Bliss 4 Andrade 5 Angel Garza 6 Arturo Ruas 7 Asuka 8 Becky Lynch 9 Bobby Lashley 10 Braun Strowman 11 “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt 12 Charlotte Flair 13 Charly Caruso 14 Dabba- Kato 15 Drew Gulak 16 Drew McIntyre 17 Gran Metalik 18 John Morrison 19 Edge 20 Erik 21 Ivar 22 Jeff Hardy 23 Keith Lee 24 King Corbin 25 Kofi Kingston
26 Lacey Evans 27 Lince Dorado 28 Mandy Rose 29 Riddle 30 Naomi 31 Nikki Cross 32 Mustafa Ali 33 MVP 34 Nia Jax 35 Peyton Royce 36 R-Truth 37 Randy Orton 38 Riddick Moss 39 Samoa Joe 40 Shayna Baszler 41 Sheamus 42 Shelton Benjamin 43 Dominik Dijakovic 44 The Miz 45 Xavier Woods 46 Aleister Black 47 Angelo Dawkins 48 Apollo Crews 49 Bayley 50 Bianca Belair
51 Big E 52 Billie Kay 53 Cesaro 54 Daniel Bryan 55 Dolph Ziggler 56 Kalisto 57 Kayla Braxton 58 Kevin Owens 59 Liv Morgan 60 Montez Ford 61 Murphy 62 Natalya 63 Otis 64 Roman Reigns 65 Ruby Riott 66 Sasha Banks 67 Sami Zayn 68 Seth Rollins 69 Shinsuke Nakamura 70 Chad Gable 71 Sonya Deville 72 Adam Cole 73 Aliyah 74 Austin Theory 75 Bobby Fish
5T-1 Booker T 5T-2 Bret “Hit Man” Hart 5T-3 Charlotte Flair 5T-4 Dolph Ziggler 5T-5 Edge 5T-6 John Cena 5T-7 Kevin Nash 5T-8 Kofi Kingston 5T-9 Lex Luger 5T-10 Randy Orton 5T-11 Rey Mysterio 5T-12 Ric Flair 5T-13 R-Truth 5T-14 Sasha Banks 5T-15 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin 5T-16 The Miz 5T-17 The Rock 5T-18 Triple H 5T-19 Trish Stratus 5T-20 William Regal
IYH-1 Shawn Michaels Wins the Intercontinental Championship IYH-2 Razor Ramon Captures Gold in a Surprise Match IYH-3 Hunter Hearst Helmsley Survives an Arkansas Hog Pen Match IYH-4 Undertaker Drags Diesel Down into the Unknown IYH-5 Razor Ramon def. The 1–2–3 Kid IYH-6 WWE Champion Shawn Michaels def. Diesel in a No Holds Barred Match IYH-7 Mark Henry Makes His WWE Debut IYH-8 “The Heartbreak Kid” Takes on Mankind IYH-9 Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley IYH-10 Undertaker Rises from the First Buried Alive Match
IYH-11 Ken Shamrock Makes His WWE Debut IYH-12 Chaos Erupts Between Shawn Michaels and Undertaker IYH-13 Shawn Michaels def. Undertaker in the First Hell in a Cell Match IYH-14 Kane Makes His WWE Debut IYH-15 Triple H def. Sgt. Slaughter in a Boot Camp Match IYH-16 Shawn Michaels Narrowly Escapes “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” IYH-17 Undertaker def. Kane in an Inferno Match IYH-18 WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Dude Love in a Falls Count Anywhere Match IYH-19 Stone Cold Steve Austin & Undertaker Become WWE Tag Team Champions IYH-20 Christian Makes His WWE Debut
IYH-21 Ken Shamrock Retains the Intercontinental Championship IYH-22 Stone Cold Steve Austin def. The Rock for the WWE Championship in a No Holds Barred Match IYH-23 Finn Bálor def. Damian Priest IYH-24 NXT North American Champion Keith Lee def. Johnny Gargano IYH-25 Io Shirai Wins the NXT Women’s Championship
GF-1 Beth Phoenix Impresses with a 2-for-1 Backbreaker GF-2 Mark Henry Breaks the World Record for a Double Tractor Trailer Pull GF-3 Mark Henry Bests WWE Superstars in Tug-of-War GF-4 Titus O’Neil Does a Quick Keg Run GF-5 Braun Strowman Demolishes a TV Production Truck GF-6 Ronda Rousey Picks Up Triple H GF-7 Bobby Lashley Holds Elias Up GF-8 Cesaro Swings Ilja Dragunov 40 Times GF-9 Tyler Bate Slams WALTER GF-10 Bianca Belair Carries Otis
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