Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Signed Trading Cards: Tommy Young, Princess Victoria, Nikita Koloff, & Ted Turner

More through the mail success to share with all of you.

Tommy Young

Hands down the greatest referee of all time.  These cards are both from the 1988 NWA Wonderama card set.  I actually had both of these cards signed by Mr. Young, however he had signed them on the back of the cards.  I'm not a fan of cards signed on the back.  So I mailed him these cards again with a gold sharpie asking him to sign the from.  I've VERY pleased with how these turned out.

"The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff

Two of the cards of from the 1988 NWA Wonderama card set and the third card is a custom card that he included.  Nikita is one of the all time greats even though his career wasn't very long at nine years.  

Princess Victoria

The card on the left is from the 2017 Topps WWE set and the card on the right is from the 2017 Topps WWE Women's Division set.  These are the only two cards of Princess Victoria that have ever been released.  It would be nice if the picture was different.  I do like the card on the right better because her hair is not lost in the black background.

Trained by Sandy Barr and The Fabulous Moolah, Princess Victoria debuted in 1980 in NWA Pacific Northwest.  Over her career she wrestled all over the NWA Territories as well as the AWA and WWF.  Her final match came after a career ending neck injury in the WWF on September 1, 1984 where she and Velvet McIntyre defended their Women's Tag Team Championship against Despina Montagas & Leilani Kai. 

Ted Turner

Ted Turner doesn't get enough credit for all he did for professional wrestling.  It aired on his TBS Superstation network long before he bought Jim Crockett Promotions, which was in financial peril.  He's responsible for starting the Monday Night Wars when he launched Nitro opposite Monday Night Raw. 
This card is from the 2011 Topps American Pie card set.  You'd think they could have found a better picture.  

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