Jason Dean Martin
August 25, 2016
Topps released the first five WWE Topps NOW cards this past Monday, the day after Summerslam while also giving collectors a heads-up over the weekend that they were coming. Even with the advanced notice, the highest print run any of the five cards will receive is #4 Finn Balor at 221 copies! Of the other four cards, all have print runs between 114-132.
And with a limited supply available, you can be sure that these will (and already are) command big bucks!
Topps priced these cards the exact same way they do for baseball, $9.99 per card or buy all of that day’s offerings at a discounted price. However, if you missed your opportunity within the 24-hour window, trying to purchase one on the secondary market could prove to be difficult and expensive.
Let’s crunch some numbers!
In searching “2016 wwe topps now” on eBay, you’re given 164 results with only 11 consisting of the five cards from this release. That’s less than 10%! Prices from that search range from just under $19 to approximately $30 per card with two sets currently listed for sale at $99.99 and $144.44. If you check the completed sales, an A.J. Styles and a Finn Balor card have each sold for $49.99.
While I don’t foresee a ton of WWE ToppsNOW cards being released in the future, I would definitely consider buying from Topps directly any cards of WWE Superstars that I may want to add to my collection instead of waiting for them to hit eBay.