Friday, July 1, 2011

Preview: TriStar TNA Signature Impact Wrestling

TNA has recently re-branded it’s flagship program TNA iMPACT as IMPACT WRESTLING and TriStar is releasing the first product to represent this change with the release of 2011 TriStar TNA Signature IMPACT WRESTLING set to hit shelves in August.

Schedule Release Date: August 3, 2011
Box Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 20 packs per box
SRP: $78/box

Box Break:
3 Autograph cards (At least 1 multi-autograph card)
1 Memorabilia card
2 Parallel cards
1 Short Print

My Thoughts:
TriStar has done another excellent job with the TNA license hitting on all cylinders and they made sure to stick with the “Big 3” of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Sting. The set is pretty small, consisting of only 99 cards with 90 Base Cards and 9 Short Prints. There will only be 90 cases of this product made and with each case containing 24 boxes there will only be 2160 total boxes made, so a pretty limited release. In an interesting move TriStar even created 3 different box designs (Hogan, Flair and Sting) and each case will contain 8 of each box design.

Some of the things that we will see in this set include Matt Hardy’s first TNA card after jumping from WWE, TriStar’s first 7 & 8 signed autograph cards, Ric Flair Letter Memorabilia Cards and best of all a 1/1 Macho Man Cut Signature card as a tribute to the loss of Randy Savage.

7 Hits per box gives pretty decent value for the price

Limited production

1 Multi-Autograph card per box

Jumbo swatches and multi-relic cards

Chance to pull Macho Man’s 1/1 Cut Signature card

Centered around the Old Big-Three (Hogan, Flair and Sting)

Autographs may be sticker autos

Hogan, Flair and Sting autos are very limited


I give this release a solid 3.5 out of 5 because TriStar did a good job using quality pictures on a nice clean design. Non-wrestling or non-TNA fans will not be very interested in the product but for fans of the genre or TNA will definitely be delighted.

1 comment:

  1. Corky, great review. Thanks again for letting us reprint it.