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A Storm has Arrived...

I am a huge wrestling fan and (obviously) collector and over the past couple years, Panini has taken the Wrestling Card Market by storm! They produced the first ever 6 figure card in the 2022 Prizm Black 1/1 The Rock PSA 7. Today we’re going to take a look at every set Panini has introduced into the wrestling world and I will share my opinions on them. 


2022 Prizm WWE: The debut set that first caught everyone by storm. When these boxes came out, they were originally over $1000. Now they’ve gone down towards the $250-$275 range where they probably should have been. As I said, we had the first 6 figure wrestling card from this set and it was a chase to find this product.

Hobby: A+

Blaster: C

Cellos: B-


2022 Revolution: The first “cheaper” wrestling set brought into the game. I personally love Revolution because of the Galactic chase and the look of the numbered cards. I just love this set and would pick up a box today for sure. Not to mention, Revolution has a banger autograph checklist.

Hobby: A


2022 NXT: This was an interesting set as we got a really inexpensive product with some awesome hits loaded inside of it. The base set was a little basic and really easy to put together as well, but for it being a product completely geared towards the talent in Florida, this was all around a good product. The blasters, at 25 bucks, while Hobby was about $50-60, you were definitely better off going for the hobby box. 

Hobby: A-

Blaster: C


2022 Select: We all love Select and it was a big question if it would translate to the squared circle but it 100% did. Any form of Select was a must riiip. The ringside action autos are amazing and the different colors you can get in this set just hit it out of the park.

Hobby: A+

T-Mall/ Asia: A-

Blaster: A+


2022 Chronicles: I liked Chronicles Hobby… but not when boxes were hovering around $300. These seemed like a product that could’ve been priced a little cheaper especially for the hits that were being pulled. That being said, I enjoyed ripping my hobby box, but the retail could have used a little more juice.

Hobby: B

Blaster: C



2022 Impeccable: This set was the first high end WWE set, and I loved the look of this set. I loved the metal cards and the guaranteed silver or gold bar per case. This is a hard one to rank  because I never got close to opening one of these but the on metal autos were really awesome.

Hobby: B


2022 Immaculate: I love the look of this set. Immaculate is really cool but the amount you’re paying for, for 6 cards, it’s a big hit or miss. It is a nice break product for sure.

Hobby: C+


2023 Prizm: Prizm is back for another year and it’s another banger set. Prizm WWE has been shown as one of the best wrestling brands out there especially in Hobby form.

Hobby: A

Blaster: C


2023 Revolution: Revolution had a great debut and they hit a grand slam in the sophomore season. Introducing Kabooms into the set along with Kaleido 1/1s in the base set. You get more numbered cards per box and it was just a product that was already good, and it got even better.

Hobby: A+


2023 Select: I loved Select again as it was a fun riiip on the retail and Hobby side of things. All formats gave you fun chases including the zebra prints and color wheels in hobby, and the artistic selections and added Blue Waves/99 in Asia Tmall. Adding to that in retail, being able to pull low numbered hits and the Firestorm insert rounded out the trifecta. Another amazing year of Select WWE.

Hobby: A+

Asia Tmall: A+

Blaster: A+


2023 Elite: Panini’s debut of Elite WWE was a fun one. This product has great inserts, awesome looking numbered cards and the on card autographs are amazing (Stratton). This was a great riiip but a little pricey for the risk. I thought retail was decent if you wanted something less expensive. A nice debut for Elite.


Hobby: A-

Blaster: B


2023 Impeccable: Impeccable is back and I love watching boxes being opened of this stuff. The silver and gold bars are awesome and the autographs in here are just so clean. It’s a great product for the high end collectors.

Hobby: A-




Looking forward, we can expect Chronicles and Immaculate to arrive soon. We will have to wait and see when the first Panini USA cards of Jade Cargill, Tama Tonga, Oba Femi, Lexis King and Wren Sinclair among others are to drop. I can say for sure that all the wrestling collectors out there can’t wait! Panini has done a great job during their run with the WWE line and has elevated wrestling cards in quality and value! Keep cooking, Panini!!


If wrestling is your thing, I have a few recommendations.


WrestingTradingCards.com  and TheWrestlingCardPriceGuide.com are both great resources for pricing, checklists, learning about the products, and connecting with other fans. The Wrestling Card Price Guide guys also put out a set this year “Wrestling Card Collector Series” featuring a bunch of wrestling card collectors. Featuring collectors like Pro Wrestlers Matt Cardona and Brian Myers, Brandon Tolle Pro Wrestling Referee and owner of Zebra Breaks, Ryan from RBICru, and yours truly!


I also highly recommend Rbicru7.com A great shop with some of the best wrestling singles to buy and much more!!  Love these guys!


Pro Wrestling cards are HOT right now, Don’t sleep on this!


Peace Out, Hobby Fam!!   

Brody TK

                        



1 Comment


Kenny Keefer
Kenny Keefer
5 days ago

Appreciate all the info. I've been looking to get more into wrestling cards lately after picking up only Stone Cold & CM Punk cards for my PC. Shout out to Kayla for recommending your article!

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