Clark ’19 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Paul N on being the lucky winner of the Jessica-Rose Clark 2019 Topps UFC Knockout Relic #’ed/150.  Once Paul N sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Clark ’19 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Jessica-Rose Clark 2019 Topps UFC Knockout Relic #’ed/150.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 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!!!

Dern ’19 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the Mackenzie Dern 2019 Topps UFC Knockout Relic #’ed/150.  Once hudsonfan15 sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Dern ’19 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Mackenzie Dern 2019 Topps UFC Knockout Relic #’ed/150.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 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!!!

2019 Topps UFC Knockout Hobby Box Break & Review

Enter the octagon at your own risk.  Be warned.  Two contestants will enter, but only one will come out victorious.  Que Queen’s Princes of the Universe song from the Highlander films… haha!

I can’t open a box of UFC Knockout without thinking about the first box of this stuff I opened back in 2015.  Waiting for me inside one of the mini-boxes was a Ronda Rousey/Miesha Tate Auto/Relic Booklet #’ed/5.  Absolutely nuts!

UFC Knockout is a staple when it comes to the Topps brand of UFC products.  Collectors look forward to it as it is very hit driven.  The 2019 incarnation has (4) packs per box.  Each pack comes with (2) hits.  That’s a total of (8) hits per master box.  Lots of opportunity for some interesting looking relics and autographs.

Most fans open boxes of UFC Knockout for the hits.  But there is a base set to put together.  (100) cards make up the base set.  Its a good mix of veteran fighters along with rookies.  I like the smokey design.  Three levels of parallels can be found – Green #’ed/149, Blue #’ed/88, Purple #’ed/25, Red #’ed/8, and Gold #’ed 1/1.  Outside of the base set there is one insert – UFC Fire.  The UFC Fire set consists of (24) total cards, and comes with that artistic Fire look we’ve seen in other products.

As I mentioned before this is a very hit driven set.  Hits include Knockout Autographs, Knockout Autograph Relics, Autograph Jumbo Fight Mat Relics, A.K.A. Ink, UFC Fire Autographs, UFC Champions Autograph Relic Books, Dual Autographed Jumbo Relic Books, Knockout Relics, Jumbo Fight Mat Relics, and One-Two Combination Relics.

The on-card autographs found in the Knockout Autographs, A.K.A. Ink, and UFC Fire Autographs sets looks extremely cool.  Not everything is signed on-card though.  Some are on stickers.

My box delivered quite the variety of hits.  Much more than just base-level cards.  A lot of color compared to what I’m use to seeing from this brand.  When opening this box things felt more exciting.

Complete Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Max Holloway Auto Purple #’ed/25
  • Cynthia Calvillo Auto Blue #’ed/50
  • Deiveson Figueiredo Auto #’ed/99

Auto/Relic

  • Tyron Woodley Auto/Relic #’ed/99

Relics

  • Darren Till Jumbo Fight Mat Relic Purple #’ed/25
  • Jessica Andrade One-Two Combination Relics Blue #’ed/50
  • Mackenzie Dern Relic #’ed/150
  • Jessica-Rose Clark Relic #’ed/150

Parallels

  • Conor McGregor Purple #’ed/25
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov Blue #’ed/88
  • Marlon Moraes Blue #’ed/88
  • Justin Gaethje Green #’ed/149
  • Dominick Reyes Green #’ed/149
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz Green #’ed/149
  • Colby Covington Green #’ed/149
  • Joanna Jędrzejczyk Green #’ed/149

Big Bucks For “Buster” Boxing

42-to-1.  Those were the odds James “Buster” Douglas was given to beat Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo.  Only one casino gave the odds as most others thought Tyson was a guaranteed winner.  Douglas pulled together a Han Solo “Never tell me the odds.” attitude, and ended up beating Tyson.  It was an upset the boxing world didn’t see coming.  For a little over eight months, Douglas held the heavyweight championship title before losing it to Evander Holyfield.

Considering he’s a boxer, collectors have plenty of options when it comes to his cards.  About (74) cards make up the James “Buster” Douglas checklist.  They start in 1991, and go all the way to 2016.  Thanks to products such as 2009 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts2010 Ringside Boxing Round 12011 Ringside Boxing Round 22013 Leaf Sports Heroes2013 Leaf Pop Century, and 2016 Leaf Pop Century, he has many autographs and relics available.

Some of his cards command quite the price.  Especially if Mike Tyson is on there with him.  One of the more expensive items you could add to your James “Buster” Douglas collection isn’t even a card at all.  Its a video game for the SEGA Master System.  Going into the fight as an underdog, and defeating Mike Tyson comes with it’s share of perks.  SEGA quickly signed him to a deal, and pictured him on the front of James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing.

Personally, I’m not familiar with the Master System.  At that time I had a Nintendo Entertainment System, and SEGA’s newer system the Genesis.  Released in 1990, James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing came out an entire year after the Genesis had already been out.  This game came out when demand for Master System games was on the decline.  Very few copies were produced and/or sold.  By then, SEGA fans wanted Genesis games.

Owning a copy of James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing for the Master System will cost you more than a lot of his cards combined.  Complete copies sell for $600+.  A Genesis version does exist, but is barely worth anything.

Sports video games traditionally tank in price over the years.  Its difficult for that genre to hold value.  Whenever I come across one that hasn’t tanked, I enjoy learning about it.

’18 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Joseph Zagrapan on being the lucky winner of the Dustin Poirier 2018 Topps UFC Knockout Tier One Relic Purple Parallel #’ed/25.  Once Joseph Zagrapan sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!