History of WWE Cards

It might come as a surprise to some collectors that the history of wrestling trading cards is almost as long as that of more traditional trading cards. The first wrestling cards appeared in the late 1880’s, and were included in packs of chewing tobacco, gum, and cigarettes.  Early wrestling cards were usually in sets mixed with boxing stars, and never really gained a major following until the advent of modern professional wrestling.

In the early 1980’s, the World Wrestling Federation created sets produced by Pro Wrestling Enterprises, Topps, and O-Pee-Chee. For the next two decades, Topps and a number of smaller companies including Classic, Action Packed, and Titan Sports released trading cards for the WWF and its rival league, the WCW.

Fleer briefly got into the wrestling card industry from 2001-2004, producing sets for the newly-formed WWE. From 2005 on, Topps has been the primary producer of WWE trading cards, and has released a number of subsets. These include the Heritage, Chrome, Dog Tags, and Insider sets.  As with their other trading card lines, Topps’ WWE cards include a number of autographed cards, and game-worn material swatches.

Wrestling cards form a distinct niche market in the trading card industry. Whereas the 2009 Topps WWE main set of 90 cards lists for $30, the 2009 Topps UFC set of 150 cards lists for $75.

For the serious wrestling fan, WWE trading cards can be a worthwhile investment, but they have yet to reach the broad market appeal of the larger and more established professional sports.   The cards are still considered a novelty, appreciated by the legion of fans who love to mix sports and entertainment.

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Super Ultra Rare! 2002 WWE Raw vs Smackdown FULL SET : 10 BOX TOPPERS POP UPS
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2010 MWR Wrestling EL GENERICO Sami Zayn BGS 9 Mint Rookie Card WWE RC
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1992 STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN Rookie Card WCW Yearbook Series Very Rare WWE RC
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2015 Topps WWE Heritage WrestleMania Box with One GUARANTEED Relic Card Per Box
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