Hey there! I think the B&W hold up pretty well with the color cards. The color cards are tweaked a bit and there are some differences but you really can't go wrong either way. Good luck getting started!
Personally I'd go with the color starter set. They're more accurate since they have been made more recently and more footage is now available more easily. They also fit a teeny bit better with all the other color cards that are currently coming out. Plus they look great in color! I loved the B&W art but color was where they needed to go and Werner does great.
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I can understand your concern about getting B&W or color set ?. You could save me and just get the color version if you like them . Personally its more about who the wrestlers are , than in B&W or color .
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Color all day long. If u aren’t mixing B&W with Color cards and want new wrestler who sign with the company. A small amount of B&W guys won’t be getting color cards, but every new signing made in the last bunch of years and looking forward won’t be getting a B&W card. The quality of the color cards are superior as well (better card stock, more accurate representation of the wrestler as they are in color, etc.).
The heart of the game are the card stats. If you were alone on an island and a box of Filsinger Games cards and charts washed up on shore without any handbooks and all the art was faded away, you could still play the game. Art is obviously a huge part of the game. The newer paper stock is really nice too. But if I was starting out I’d get my hands on as many cards as possible for my money. And like others have said, you’re going to get some black and white cards who may not ever get color cards. If you like the game and grab some color sets later, worst case scenario you end up with a few doubles you can share with a friend. So it’s a win/win.
This maybe a dumb question, and not meant to be offensive ... how can anything be out of stock, can’t you just reprint more?
Do some legends have expiration dates or only allowed for so many cards to be printed? Or is like from a collectors stand point where you only print say 500 copies of certain items? Kind of like the Disney vault? Are announcements made like hey we only have five copies of this set left? Just curious I know I have a large GWF order in my future for more recent editions and hope they don’t sell out. There are some other sets I’m trying to pick up first though.