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2018 Topps UFC Museum Collection Box Break & Review

Happy Holidays!  This time of the year can be very stressful for some people.  Friends and family are coming together.  It can sometimes lead to a lot of clashing.  People you only see once or twice a year may not always get along.  You could build an octagon in the backyard and let them go at it, or simply open a few boxes of 2018 Topps UFC Museum Collection.  Walking away with some nice hits always makes things better.  What better way to bring people together than the memory of an awesome pull.

If you’re a fan of Museum Collection Baseball this year, the UFC counterpart should be right up your alley.  That’s of course if you’re into UFC.  The design from the baseball set carries right over to this one.  The overall layout is similar, but you’ll notice that the cards from the UFC set have a refractor-like finish.  Not something you see done much outside of chrome-stock products.

A nice group of fighters make up the base set and various hits.  The base set consists of (50) fighters.  Parallels include Copper #’ed/159, Gold #’ed/75, Sapphire #’ed/25, Ruby #’ed/8, and Emerald #’ed 1/1.

Lets face it.  Hits are 100% what drive this product.  Its a quick thrill for UFC fans.  Every box comes with (1) pack.  Inside each pack there should be (1) relic, (1) on-card autograph, and (1) autographed relic.

UFC products can offer some interesting looking hits.  The on-card autographs, metal-frame, and patch cards are top notch.  I specifically enjoy the Signature Reebok Logo Signatures.

At around $70 for a box that offers (3) hits, its not that bad.  Longtime UFC collectors, new UFC collectors, and/or those just looking to give a UFC box a try should have fun.

Complete Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto

  • Henry Cejudo Museum Autograph Redemption

Relic

  • Rose Namajunas Primary Pieces Single Quad Relic #’ed/50

Auto/Relic

  • Joseph Benavidez Signature Swatch Triple Relic Auto Gold #’ed/25

Parallels

  • Demetrious Johnson Gold #’ed/75
  • Amanda Nunes Ruby #’ed/8

Base

  • Colby Covington #16
  • Holly Holm #6
  • Alexander Volkov #29

What Are Your Collection Holes That Need Filling?

Picking up single cards for my collection is not something I get to do that often.  I’m very selective as to what I buy.  The main person I collect isn’t even a player.  As a die-hard Phillies fan, I settled on former broadcaster Harry Kalas.  He has a small number of cards, and they rarely popup.  I have a good number of them, but there are currently five I’m looking for.

  • Mike Schmidt/Harry Kalas 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Announcing Greats Dual Auto #’ed/25
  • Harry Kalas 2012 Sportkings Series E Sketch Card Premium Back Redemption #’ed 1/1
  • Harry Kalas 2015 Topps Five Star Cut Signature #’ed 1/1
  • Harry Kalas 2018 Topps Diamond Icons Cut Signature #’ed/4
  • Harry Kalas 2018 Topps Diamond Icons Cut Signature Gold #’ed 1/1

I spotted one of the Harry Kalas 2018 Topps Diamond Icons Cut Signature #’ed/4 a few months ago, but got outbid.

Outside of those Harry Kalas cards, there is one Topps NOW card that I’d like to get my hands on.  It features Scott Kingery, Todd Frazier, and Michael Conforto, and commemorates the 2018 MLB Little League Classic that was played at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.  I’d like to own one of the cards Topps made that contains a piece of game-used ball from that game.  Only sixteen total cards were made, and I wasn’t quick enough to land one when Topps listed them for sale.  I don’t live far from that ballpark, and always attend a few games each year for bobbleheads.  I’ve never seen one show up on the secondary market.

As of right now, those are the only singles I’m interested in.  What holes do you have in your collection that need filling?

’18 Topps Heritage MiLB Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Domingo Acevedo 2018 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball Clubhouse Collection Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Nationals ’18 Topps Museum Collection Patch Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Doug G on being the lucky winner of the Max Scherzer/Stephen Strasburg 2018 Topps Museum Collection Meaningful Material Dual Patch #’ed/50.  Once Doug G sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Nationals ’18 Topps Museum Collection Patch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Max Scherzer/Stephen Strasburg 2018 Topps Museum Collection Meaningful Material Dual Patch #’ed/50.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2018 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Box Break

The two corporate booths that I spent the most time at during the 2018 National were Leaf and Topps.  Panini and Upper Deck weren’t doing anything for me this time around.  When the show opened, many people lined up at the Topps booth in order to secure their spot in order to get some exclusive wrapper redemption packs.  The type of product opened at the booth determined the amount of packs you could receive.  Some people waited hours to participate in this promotion.  I waited for the line to die down, and then checked to see if they were still doing the wrapper redemption program that day.  I didn’t have to wait at all.  My box of 2018 Topps Museum Collection Baseball I purchased at Marty’s Sports Card Exchange got me (2) promo packs.  I’ll be doing another post about what I pulled from those.  It was some cool stuff.  In the meantime, here is what came out of my box.

If you weren’t able to attend, be sure to checkout my Day #1, Day #2, and Day #3 coverage.

Auto/Relic

  • Jacob deGrom Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Auto #’ed/15

Auto

  • Craig Kimbrel Archival Autographs #’ed/299

Relics

  • Aaron Nola Primary Pieces Quad Relics Copper #’ed/75
  • Hunter Pence Meaningful Material Patch Copper #’ed/35

Parallels

  • Clint Frazier RC Ruby #’ed/50
  • Chipper Jones Sapphire #’ed/150
  • Justin Upton Copper
  • Adam Jones Copper

Insert

  • Babe Ruth Canvas Collection Reproduction