Offered here is a brand new 1989 WWF Wrestling Superstars MOC (mint on card), also known as the rare and desirable Series 6 "Black Card" series. LJN had abandoned the WWF line of wrestling figures prior to the anticipated release of these Series 6 figures. As a result, Grand Toys, who was LJN's Canadian distribution partner, took over the WWF license in 1989 and moved forward with the same offshore production partnerships - changing the famous blue LJN card backs to black card backs.
In North America, availability of these black card figures was primarily limited to mail-in order or via purchase from select Canadian retail stores. Some of the black card figures were also made available in New Zealand and Australia because of a New Zealand distribution partnership with toy supplier Funmaker (who was known by their 'clown' logo sticker).
Given the limited distribution of the black card figures across the globe and their relatively short time on the market, these are exceedingly rare, much rarer than their blue card predecessors; thus, the black cards have always been considered "grails" of the WWF LJN line, and are highly sought after - especially MOC. This auction presents an excellent opportunity to add a rare 1989 Wrestling Superstars Black Card MOC to your collection.
One of the most sought-after and difficult to find Black Card releases: the Warlord, one half of the Powers of Pain tag team. Card is superb with amazing color front and back. The only blemish of note is a vertical crease that runs through the Hulk Hogan image located on the front of the card. Otherwise, sensational! The bubble is clear and retains near perfect form. There are no cracks, and only two very minor dents – one at his fist and one at the stem. The Warlord action figure is exceptional, scoring an impressive 90 subgrade. CAS has equipped this piece with a laser-thin acrylic bubble support - essentially guaranteeing the plastic bubble will never lift from the card. Overall, wonderful specimen that is extremely difficult to come by, especially in this condition. Encapsulated by CAS (75, 75-80-90), #10186899
Est. $5,000 - and up