Sunday, February 10, 2019

2015 WWE Topps Heritage Wrestling Blaster

I have absolutely no cards from this set - no inserts, no base, no subsets, no parallels, to anything.

As usual, there is the blaster box squashed down to size.

As usual, we skim out one pack and the relic pack for the unopened pack collection. I can't help but notice that Sting morphed from the box, into The Rock on the individual pack...

So the box is made up of only 7 packs and the relic, so we are down to a 6 pack box. First thing out, the packs are thick. There are 9 cards per pack, but can already tell, thick cards, which is typical of Heritage and one of the things I really like about it.

Without further ado - let's get to pack one after a quick reminder of the scoring...

Base card - 1 point (yes, all cards get a point)
Base card need - 3 points
Base variation card - 20 points
Insert Card bonus - points based on odds - if 1 in 4 - worth 4 points

Pack 1:

Well, if you are going to start right - might as well do it with Flair. Not that I need to tell 99% of you that the design is based on 1985 Topps Baseball. I like the name - hate the Diva logo, but it was on it's way out in 2015. Nice to start with a Charlotte rookie card though.

Feed him more....funny, actually looks like he is ready to eat. I don't overly miss Ryback though.

First insert (there are plenty per pack actually). I really like this one with the Then and Now set up - works for so many wrestlers. Apparently for this set, it worked for 30.

Rookie of the year subset, and we have Santino. He did have a memorable first match being picked out of the crowd to fight Umaga (RIP) and win after Lashley-ference.

These NXT call ups are from the last few years obviously, as Titus was on the main roster a few years by 2015.

Ah, an actual insert with odds (one every six packs) with the NWO Tribute. She was never a good fit to the NWO to me - just wasn't her style. I get why it was done, but not a move I cared for.

Lana hit her stride in the last year or so, finally starting to pick up at least a low passability of skill in the ring.

As for Virgil - not sure legend is appropriate in some regards - but as the old argument goes...if Koko B. Ware is in the Hall of Fame...I guess Virgil can be a legend. Million Dollar Man - absolutely. His bodyguard...not so much.

1 pack, 9 cards, 30 points.

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