Before I fell in love with the game of baseball, I was a child of the 80’s who never missed an episode of WWF Saturday Night Main Event. To me, wrestlers were true superheroes and I could not get enough.
Unfortunately, as I grew old my appreciation for the male soap opera began to dwindle. Today I watch WWE Raw and can never fully get into today’s superstars no matter how hard I try.
Despite all this, I can still appreciate the hard work put in by today’s wrestlers like Randy Orton, John Cena, and the old men still around like The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Bustin’ 2009 Topps WWE was a blast and for an old school guy like me there was not much better than pulling cards of Jake the Snake Roberts and other classic wrestlers from the past.
My only complaint is that there are just too many Divas on the checklist. While I don’t mind the occasional card of Maria, Kelly Kelly, and other Divas in the top-tier, there was just way too many no-namers.
Finally, if Topps brings back WWE in 2010 and uses the main flagship design I would highly recommend releasing the set earlier than October. Collectors have been bombarded with the design in baseball, football, and basketball so it might be a little stale by now.
The only competition Topps WWE has is Tristar’s TNA brand and even though Tristar stepped it up this year, nothing beats bustin’ WWE wax. It’s one of the few products I’ve considered collecting this year.
Current eBay price – $35-$40 dollars
Guarantees – One autograph or relic per Hobby box
Look for – Dual autographs, sketch cards
Classic Topps design & high-gloss cards
Checklist features many old school wrestlers
Way too many Divas in the checklist
Relic – Triple H (w/ blood stain)
Dual Autograph – Carlito & Primo
Final Grade: B+
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