CSG Grades Classic Hulk Hogan Card On-site in Tampa

Posted on 1/6/2022

A coveted card featuring one of professional wrestling’s all-time greats was certified at the December Collectors Con.

Professional wrestling has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a diverse group of organizations. Today, the world of wrestling may look quite different, but one name has spanned generations to become almost synonymous with it: Hulk Hogan.

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Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) had the pleasure of grading this 1982 Wrestling All Stars #2 Hulk Hogan that was submitted on-site at the Tampa Collectors Con, held December 10-12, 2021. The card received a grade of CSG 8.

The yellow background stands out against the white shield and photo of a young Hulk Hogan on the front of the card, while the back of the card features a description of his wrestling career and his duels with Andre the Giant.

The 1982 Wrestling All Stars set features 36 cards as well as a Series B set of lesser-known wrestlers. The cards were only available through a mail-order advertisement in Wrestling News magazine. Each set was $5, and because of the way they were wrapped and shipped, high-grade cards are difficult to find. The set features such names as Andre the Giant, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair and Jerry Lawler. Only a few thousand sets are believed to have ever been produced.

Do you collect vintage wrestling cards? Do you have a card or cards from this set? Submit them to CSG for expert authentication and grading and to preserve them with the state-of-the-art CSG holder. Once your cards are CSG-certified, organize and display your sets in the CSG Registry! You can begin your submission here and check out the growing CSG Registry here.

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