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1999 Topps WCW/nWo Nitro Wrestling Cards

1999 Topps WCW/nWo Nitro came when the Monday Night Wars were peaking. Like the previous year's similar WCW/nWo release, Nitro is a fairly straightforward release. It also has one of the greatest autograph checklists ever compiled for a set of wrestling cards.

The 72-card checklist is primarily focused on WCW's stars at the time. There are plenty of big names including Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Sting, Bret Hart and Chris Jericho. Wrestlers are divided up by groups and factions, whether it's the nWo, those who stayed storyline loyal to WCW, the LWO and the ladies of WCW.

Autographs are not guaranteed in 1999 Topps WCW/nWo hobby boxes. They land 1:48 packs so three out of four should have one. Autographs are only in hobby boxes, not retail. You can tell the two apart a couple of ways. First, hobby boxes have 36 packs versus retail's 24. They also highlight the potential for autographs. Retail boxes mention stickers, which aren't in hobby.

As far as autograph signers go, it's filled with many top wrestler's from the 1980s and 1990s. It's also a reminder of the tragedy of so many wrestlers passing away far too young. Highlights include Bret Hart, Sting, Goldberg, Curt Hennig, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Ms. Elizabeth.

The only other inserts in hobby packs are 12 Chromium cards highlighting pay-per-view main events. The same 12 cards are done as Stickers for retail packs.

A Chromium bonus card with Kevin Nash and three of the Nitro Girls was given as a case incentive to dealers.

1999 Topps WCW/nWo Nitro Wrestling Cards Checklist

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Cards per pack: 8 (hobby), 5 (retail)
Packs per box: 36 (hobby), 24 (retail)

Base Set

72 cards.

1 Checklist
2 Bret Hart
3 Diamond Dallas Page
4 Goldberg
5 Rick Steiner
6 Booker T.
7 Chris Jericho
8 Saturn
9 Bam Bam Bigelow
10 Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
11 Disco Inferno
12 Wrath
13 Rey Misterio, Jr.
14 Meng
15 Super Calo
16 Glacier
17 Silver King
18 Kaos
19 Lenny Lane
20 Norman Smiley
21 Kidman
22 Alex Wright
23 Kanyon
24 Raven
25 Lodi
26 Ernest Miller
27 The Disciple
28 Bobby Duncum, Jr
29 Barry Windham
30 Konnan
31 Buff Bagwell
32 Eric Bischoff
33 Hollywood Hogan
34 Scott Hall
35 Horace Hogan
36 Scott Steiner
37 Steve Ray
38 Brian Adams
39 Vincent
40 Curt Henning
41 Randy Savage "Macho Man"
42 Sting
43 Kevin Nash
44 Lex Luger
45 Ric Flair
46 Arn Anderson
47 Dean Malenko
48 Chris Benoit
49 Steve McMichael
50 Juventud Guerrera
51 Eddy Guerrero
52 Psychosis
53 La Parka
54 Damian
55 Hector Garza
56 Miss Elizabeth
57 Kimberly
58 Spice
59 A.C. Jazz
60 Tygress
61 Whisper
62 Chae
63 Fyre
64 Storm
65 Goldberg Triumphant
66 The Venomous Bite of Sting
67 Hogan for President
68 Big Sexy...Kevin Is God!
69 Feel the Bang...DDP Is Back Again!
70 Larry Zbyszko and Bobby Heenan
71 Doug Dellinger
72 Sonny Onoo

Autographs

37 cards, 1:48 hobby packs.

Check out a gallery of the entire set.

Vast majority of Onoo cards signed on the back.

A.C. Jazz
Bam Bam Bigelow
Billy Silverman
Bret Hart
Brian Adams
Chae
Charles Robinson
Chavo Guerrero
Curt Hennig
Cyclope
Damian
David Penzer
El Dandy
Glacier
Goldberg
Hector Garza
Hugh Morrus
Jim Neidhart
Kenny Kaos
Kimberly
La Parka
Larry Zbyszko
Lenny Lane
“Macho Man” Randy Savage
Ms. Elizabeth
Nick Patrick
Norman Smiley
Prince Iaukea
Rick Steiner
Scott Hall
Scott Norton
Silver King
Sonny Onoo
Sting
Storm
Super Calo
Ultimo Dragon

Chromium

12 cards, 1:12 hobby packs.

C1 Sting/Luger v. Hogan/Nash - Souled Out
C2 Hogan v. Sting - Superbrawl IX
C3 Hogan v. Savage - Uncensored
C4 Savage v. Sting - Spring Stampede
C5 Nash v. Giant - Slamboree
C6 Hogan/Hart v. Savage/Piper - The Great American Bash
C7 DDP v. Hogan - Bash at the Beach
C8 DDP v. Hogan - Road Wild
C9 WCW v. The Pac v. Hollywood - Fall Brawl: War Games
C10 Goldberg v. DDP - Halloween Havoc
C11 60-Man, 3-Ring Battle Royal - World War 3
C12 Nash v. Goldberg - Starrcade

Stickers

23 cards, 1 per retail pack.

S1 Sting/Luger v. Hogan/Nash - Souled Out
S2 Hogan v. Sting - Superbrawl IX
S3 Hogan v. Savage - Uncensored
S4 Savage v. Sting - Spring Stampede
S5 Nash v. Giant - Slamboree
S6 Hogan/Hart v. Savage/Piper - The Great American Bash
S7 DDP v. Hogan - Bash at the Beach
S8 DDP v. Hogan - Road Wild
S9 WCW v. The Pac v. Hollywood - Fall Brawl: War Games
S10 Goldberg v. DDP - Halloween Havoc
S11 60-Man, 3-Ring Battle Royal - World War 3
S12 Nash v. Goldberg - Starrcade

Bonus Chromium Cards

1 card, given as case incentive.

B1 Kevin Nash and the Nitro Girls

Promo Cards

H1 Goldberg
H2 Kevin Nash
H3 Goldberg
R1 Goldberg


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