27 January 2016

Pack of the Day 119: 2015 Topps WWE Heritage


Part of my ill-fated retail purchase a while back was this pack of 2015 Topps WWE Heritage cards. I like the look of this product and I'll probably hunt down a complete set (base + inserts) of it at some point.


I got some Legends in the pack. I guess my favorites here would be Big Boss Man as part of The Twin Towers and 'Ravishing' Rick Rude, who seems to be about the sleaziest man on earth in every picture he appears in. I guess to truly be the sleaziest he would need to be sporting a little more body hair, but the mullet and mustache nearly make up for that.


I also got a handful of inserts in the pack. Paige is a WWE 2K16 card that promotes an upcoming video game. Rusev's card comes from a WWE Rookie of the Year set that covers the best rookie wrestlers over the last 30 years. The Bad News Barrett card is part of the NXT Called Up insert, which covers wrestlers who have been called up to the main roster from the developmental NXT promotion.


The final insert in the pack was this Then & Now card of Trish Stratus, showing her both now and as she appeared when she debuted.


Here are scans of the main inserts and base cards. I didn't scan the back of the Paige card because I'm super-lazy. It basically looks like the back of the Rick Rude card but cuts the bio to a couple of lines to make room for promo text about the video game.

I didn't get any parallels or hits in this pack, but those are available in the product. I don't know that I will be buying any more of this stuff in pack form, but I would like to add the set to my collection. There are plenty of them on eBay right now, although I imagine the product's eBay cycle will run out soon.

7 comments:

  1. Got a pre APA card there. DAMN!

    https://youtu.be/iwXl6r5Eu58

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    1. hahaha. I forgot about the "Damn"

      I spent a good hour watching old Macho Man clips the other day.

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  2. I really like the base set (its on par with the 2012 set), but really wasn't a fan of the insert sets. It looks like you got good cards though.

    I have a tough time seeing DDP on a WWE set. It would be cool if they made a set of WCW and ECW guys using the old logos though, I would snatch those up quick.

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    1. I bought quite a bit of the 2012 set, although I think I'm still missing a few of the A & G minis from that product. The inserts in this one are a little hit or miss, but with some selective bidding you can get the master set for not much more than a base set.

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  3. Rude was really easy to hate. Always thought Diamond Dallas Paige was kind of "cheesy". The Big Boss Man was. Favorite. Cool cards

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