First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Chrome wrestling
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
WrestleMania 31 is set for late March, but the Topps hopes to steal the show on cardboard not long afterward.
The lone manufacturer of WWE trading cards revealed its next product in production on Wednesday and it’s 2015 Topps WWE Chrome, which arrives on May 13. Each 24-pack box will contain two hits — a mix of autographs, Relics, kiss cards and more.
The base set will consist of 100 cards with a mix of current performers, legends, Divas and NXT prospects. The Hulk Hogan Tribute insert will consist of 10 cards, each with Gold parallels (/10) and 1/1 Reds as well.
The autograph lineup will include the first series of NXT autos, including Charlotte — the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair. There also will be Superfractor autos, dual autos, autographed kiss cards and more. There will be fewer than 200 standard auto cards per signer, according to a company breakdown, and only five cards made for each dual-auto pairing. Kiss autos will be limited to only 25 copies, while unsigned kiss cards will be limited to only 100.
The standard cards will have six Refractor types — regular, Gold (/50), Pulsar (/75), Silver Wave (/20), Shimmer (/10) Red (/5) and 1/1 Superfractors. There also will be 1/1 printing plates.
The Relic lineup will include Turnbuckle Relics, swatch and mat Relics, King of the Ring sign Relics and NXT Championship Medallion manufactured Relics, which will be limited to only 155 copies.
A preliminary checklist was not released.
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