2014 Topps Chrome WWE is the latest trading card product to hit the market with the premium cards returning after being absent from the company’s wrestling product line. The premium cards have been popular in baseball and football, dating back to their 1996 debut.
While the base cards and NXT Prospects insert will be a reprint of Topps WWE 2014, WWE 2014 Chrome has new Champions Tribute and Jerry Lawler’s Legends inserts. The new inserts will pay tribute to ten different WWE Legends such as Andre The Giant, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Sgt. Slaughter.
"The Chrome treatment to our popular 2014 Topps WWE base brand series will really stun collectors," says Colin Walton, Art Director. "Metal etching treatments really make the photos pop, while a thicker coating ensures that the cards remain well protected throughout the years."
• (110) Topps WWE 2014 Base Cards featuring Superstars, Divas, Legends and Rookies
• (20) Topps WWE 2014 NXT Prospects
• (50) WWE Champions Tributes (a new insert)
• (10) Jerry Lawler’s Legends
There are four levels of chase cards including:
• Standard Refractor (1:3 packs)
• Gold Refractor (numbered to 50 and hobby exclusive)
• Red Refractor (numbered to 199)
• Superfractor (numbered to 1)
• Chrome Medallion Belt Relics
• On-Card Autographs (Including Standard, Red and Superfractor Parallels)
• Dual Autographs
• Chrome Kiss Cards
• Chrome Autograph Kiss Cards
• Chrome Swatch & Mat Relics
• Printing Plates
All base cards for Topps WWE 2014 Chrome feature biographies and analysis from legendary broadcaster and WWE Hall of Famer "Good Ol' JR" Jim Ross and feature longtime veterans like John Cena, WWE Legends such as Bruno Sammartino and NXT Prospects, including new NXT Women's Champion Charlotte.
2014 Topps WWE collector universe will be on-card autographs of superstars and divas, including Alicia Fox, Roman Reigns and Kane. There will be on card autograph parallels featuring rare refractor parallels of the autograph cards and dual autograph cards.
"Collectors have told us that they wanted on-card autographs and we couldn't think of a better place to bring back these highly coveted chase cards than in Chrome," Walton says.
Also part of the lineup are Chrome Kiss cards and Relics, including swatches of Undertaker's hat and ring mat from Royal Rumble 2014. Returning to Chrome are Championship Medallion cards, featuring metallic reproductions of the current WWE championships. There are 30 subjects featuring the six championship belts of the WWE.
Topps WWE 2014 Chrome also features exclusive inserts of Champions Tribute, documenting the careers of heroes of the past like Eddie Guerrero and Mick Foley, as well as Jerry Lawler's Legends, artistic renditions from the King himself.
Also part of the Chrome lineup are Refractors, X-Fractors and Superfractor parallels and more than 700 1-of-1 printing plates.
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