26 September 2017

Pack of the Day 176: A Blaster of 2017 Topps WWE Women's Division

One product I enjoyed last year was the Walmart-exclusive 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution, which featured the women of WWE in blasters with a guaranteed hit per box. The product is back this year as 2017 Topps WWE Women's Division. It remains a Walmart-exclusive, but adds a couple of packaging changes that I don't really like. There are still guaranteed-hit blasters, but the only inserts in the set are exclusive to rack packs or hanger boxes, with rack packs guaranteeing 3 cards from the Rivalries insert and hanger boxes guaranteeing 5 cards from the Finishers and Signature Moves insert set. You can basically get a full base set from two blasters of the product (along with two guaranteed hits), so when buying rack packs and hanger boxes you're mostly just going for the inserts. Assuming perfect collation, you'd have to buy at least 5 hanger boxes and 9 rack packs to get both insert sets.

Anyhow, I picked up a couple of blasters, a rack pack, and a hanger box. Today I'm just showing the first blaster I bought, because that's all I have scanned right now. According to the odds, parallels of the base set are hard to find, and I didn't pull any from any of the packs I opened.

The base set is broken into three parts. First up is a Roster section, which is basically what you think of when you think of a base set. It features individual wrestler cards for NXT, RAW, SmackDown, and Legend wrestlers. The design is pretty basic, but I like it. The card backs feature a nice long bio as well as height and hometown.

Here are a few more base cards that I scanned. I tried to include wrestlers from all of the categories in this scan. Charlotte Flair is making an appearance at a local bookstore this weekend before the WWE Live event to sign copies of her book. I am thinking about going, but I'm still not sure. If it were Bayley I would go 100%, but for Charlotte I don't know.

The next part of the checklist is divided into two different Matches and Moments subsets, one for NXT and one for WWE. It is pretty much what it sounds like, a highlight reel from the last year or so of WWE and NXT storylines.

These checklists are dominated by a few big names, so in the NXT checklist you see a lot of Asuka, Bayley, and Nia Jax.

The WWE Matches and Moments set isn't much different from the NXT set. You get a picture on the front and a breakdown of the match or moment on the back.

The checklist is again dominated by a few names, like Bayley, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, and Nikki Bella.

The final card in this post is the hit. I got an autograph from this blaster, a Blue parallel of Maryse. It's numbered # 11 / 25, and the signature is on a sticker. The stickers aren't too obtrusive, though, so that's good. Blue autographs only fall 1:39 blasters, so this was a decent pull.

I'm a fan of this product, but I have a hard time with the rack pack- and hanger box-exclusive inserts. I wish everything was available in the blasters, because I'd buy those all day.


  1. No Alexa Bliss or Becky Lynch????


    1. They've got cards on the base checklist and autos/relics, but just aren't featured as heavily in the subsets as some of the other wrestlers.

  2. Don't watch wrestling... but I think I might need to track down an Asuka autograph for my Japanese athlete collection.

    1. It looks like if you're patient, you can get a nice on-card base autograph from Undisputed in the $10-15 range.