If you are a wrestling fan, October promises a bonanza of highly coveted releases. The Topps releases encompass unique styling, fresh designs, exciting new content, and an impressive number of iconic wrestlers. From the Rock to Steve Austin and beyond, these Topps releases have them all. If you are determined to pick up one or two (or three, we don’t judge) of these collections, here’s our 2021 Topps Chrome WWE Undisputed Transcendent review.
Topps revived the Chrome WWE Wrestling last year after a five-year absence. It looks to us like a triumphant return. The 2021 Topps Chrome WWE Wrestling looks to build on that success for another year. Featuring a roll call of legends from NXT, SmackDown, and WWE Raw, there are 100 cards in its base Roster set and a generous quantity of refractor parallels. We believe Topps will build on this quality in future years.
Release Date: October 15th, 2021
The Chrome WWE Wrestling base set has 100 Roster cards populated by Legends from NXT, NXT UK, SmackDown, and WWE Raw.
The base card set of the Chrome WWE Wrestling has 100 base cards featuring Legends from NXT, NXT UK, SmackDown, and WWE Raw.
“Five-Timers” highlights a legendary group of legends who have won a Championship a minimum of five times, while “Best Of In Your House Club” takes a stroll down memory lane to 1999.
Many of the cards available in the 2021 Topps WWE Chrome lineup feature an autographed version.
With eight autographs and two relic cards guaranteed in every box, Topps Undisputed Wrestling line looks set to continue the premium format that has made it a hit amongst collectors.
Release Date: October 31st, 2021.
Already a popular release amongst autograph collectors and people looking to get lots of hits in a single box, this set features top WWE Superstars, Legends, and NXT prospects in spectacular designs. In addition, its premium, 48-point card stock serves to increase its appeal and future value.
The 2021 Topps WWE Undisputed base set represents every aspect of both the male and female SmackDown, NXT, and Raw rosters. Depicted in this checklist are current superstars, legends from the past, and several rookie cards.
Set to be a collectors’ favorite already, the all-new Grand Slam Champions showcases some of WWE’s most accomplished wrestlers. Look for autograph variations of select cards as they hold more value.
An inset that has been a clear favorite for collectors over the years, Rob Schamberger’s illustrations features 10 of the legendary superstars from the Men & Women WWE division. You should, however, look out for the Superstar and artist signed variation as they hold more value.
With a minimum of 8 guaranteed autograph cards in every hobby box, the 2021 Undisputed set takes a genuinely expansive approach to the autograph roster. Similarly, the WWE Undisputed checklist improves the signature excitement by turning to the Grand Slam Champions Autographs and the Superstar Roster Autographs.
Available on pre-order for no less than $13,000, this ultra-premium, the limited-edition set offers high-end card collectors the chance to be part of an exclusive club. With only 50 boxes set to be released, the 2021 Topps WWE Transcendent set is essentially the WrestleMania of wrestling cards. Therefore, if you wish to purchase one, stop dallying and get to it.
Release Date: October 27th, 2021
Featuring Superstars and Legends, each case of the 2021 Topps Transcendent contains 153 cards per box and comes with one complete 50-card Transcendent Icons Roster.
The Topps Transcendent Collection will have
Each case contains one complete 50-card Transcendent Icons Roster base set featuring legends, Hall-of-Famers, and current WWE superstars.
What autos do you get for your massive investment in this box? Here is the down-low.
Each of the 50 cases on offer contains two different 25-card WWE Legends tribute sets looking back at the most exciting moments from the legendary careers of three WWE legends Ric Flair, Nature Boy, and The Rock!
The Transcendent WWE line aspires to add an artistic touch to its card. Each box features one original card featuring a WWE Legend in the famous Garbage Patch Kids style autographed card by one of the great GPK artists.
Rounding out the items, each WWE Transcendent box contains an exclusive artist-autographed art.
The signed deluxe memorabilia tradition continues for yet another year. Each box of the WWE Transcendent would have either a WWE Championship or Universal Championship belt signed by a Superstar who held the title at a point in their career.
While there has been no information concerning specific dates or events, every WWE Trascedent box includes an invitation to a private meet and greet VIP experience. Additionally, the 2021 set promises a surprise guest(s) at the event. There is also a voucher for a free ticket to any WWE event.
While we can’t see the future and so cannot say precisely how much these releases would be worth a few years from now, we can make pretty accurate guesses by looking at how well the previous releases held out.
Before 2020, the last release of this line of Topps cards was 2015. Therefore, we’ll consider only its 2020 performance.
|2020 Topps Chrome WWE Wrestling||$179.99
Moderately priced at just $114.95, this hobby box will likely provide holding collectors a nice profit if unopened for two years or more.
|2018 Topps WWE Undisputed
|2019 Topps WWE Undisputed||$279.99
|2020 Topps WWE Undisputed
|2019 Topps WWE Transcendent
|2020 Topps WWE Transcendent||$12,000|
Without a doubt, these releases are poised to hold their value and be great investments for collectors. Seeing how past releases have held onto and increased in value over the years puts your chances of making considerable profits off these sets very high. Therefore, each of these collections is a pretty good boy, even the pricy Transcendent collection. Although the best investment here is collecting the singles of top-rated cards, which would more than triple their value in a few months as is the norm from previous years.
While several autographed cards in the Transcendent collection lineup are already making waves in the collection community and thus are top chases, we consider hidden gems from the two other collections expected to age remarkably well.
One of the unique women in WWE’s history, Belair’s athleticism is second to none. Amongst the most gifted athletes to set foot in the ring, Belair is set to remain a pivotal figure. Thus her card should offer collectors great value.
His distinct style has made his illustration a top collector favorite, and any of the 10 Rob Schamberger illustrated cards would provide a worthwhile investment for investors. Similarly, collectors should look out for the autographed variations signed by the artist and the depicted WWE superstar as they’ll offer the fastest and most significant returns.
After their impressive win over Street Profits, the dual autograph card of the Dirty Dawgs looks set to be a worthwhile investment. Already former WWE SmackDown Tag Team and Raw Tag Team Champions, their signed cards can only do one thing – increase in value. Considered the leaders of the Tag Team revival, they are indeed here to show the world, and we’re here to see it!
The inaugural Universal Champion has been missing from the WWE since his bizarre Extreme Rules loss to Roman Reigns. However, a WrestleVotes tweet has an enthusiast especially interested in his auto card. The tweet hinted at Finn Balor being used in McIntyre’s Monday night role. McIntyre utterly dominated RAW’s main event, and if Balor is set to benefit from the same treatment, we could see him become World Champion again soon. This news alone makes his cards a worthwhile chase.
The Undisputed and Transcendent collections are major releases that have begun making waves in the card collecting community. The perfect mixture of Legends, Superstars, and Prospects ensures that these releases are highly recommended buys. Similarly, Chrome Wrestling and Undisputed releases prices are genuinely reasonable compared to their potential value after a year or two. However, while seemingly overpriced, the Transcendent release offers truly legendary cards that can easily triple their value in mere months as they have done in the past. Thus, investors can chase these single cards rather than cough up money for a whole box.