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.

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’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!

’18 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Dustin Poirier 2018 Topps UFC Knockout Tier One Relic Purple Parallel #’ed/25.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
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  • 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 UFC Knockout Box Break & Review

Its been three years since I’ve gotten my hands on a box of UFC Knockout.  The first box of this stuff I opened was in 2015, and I pulled a monster hit.  That Ronda Rousey/Miesha Tate Auto/Relic Booklet #’ed/5 was insane.  It is also one of only a few booklet cards I’ve pulled.  Topps has done really well with it’s line of UFC products.  Boxes of their first UFC product, Round 1, continue to sell for a decent amount.  Upwards of $250 to $300 in most cases.  For a premiere flagship product nine years after it’s debut, I consider that very good.  Sometimes this can happen with new products.  The same thing happened to 2006 Allen & Ginter.

If you’re a UFC fan or just want to open a box full of hits, Knockout is totally the product for you.  Each box comes with (4) packs.  Inside every pack you’ll find (2) hits.  That is a total of (8) hits per box.  A master box goes for about $130.  Considering all the hits you’re guaranteed, that isn’t too bad of a price.

When a product is configured like this, the base set isn’t what most box breakers are after.  With that being said, there is a base set to put together.  It consists of (100) cards.  Parallels that you can pull include Green #’ed/199, Blue #’ed/99, Red #’ed/8, and Gold #’ed 1/1.  You should get (8) parallels in every box.

Outside of the base set and it’s parallels, there is one insert.  These come in the form of Notable Knockouts.  There are (10) cards in this set.  Although they aren’t serial numbered, only (100) copies of each card were printed.  The photos Topps used for these are fairly intense and show a lot of action.

Hits!  Hits!  Hits!  That certainly is the focus of UFC Knockout.  I enjoy the Tier One Autographs signed in gold paint pen.  The AKA Ink set is nice looking too.  I’m a big fan of cards featuring dark backgrounds and paint pen signatures.  Lots of big names.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto/Relics

  • Henry Cejudo Tier One Fight Glove Auto/Relic #’ed/10
  • Joseph Benavidez Knockout Auto/Relic #’ed/199

Autos

  • Michelle Waterson Tier One Auto #’ed/99
  • Cub Swanson Knockout Auto Blue #’ed/35

Relics

  • Dustin Poirier Tier One Relic Purple #’ed/25
  • Daniel Cormier Knockout Relic Blue #’ed/50
  • Tony Ferguson Fight Mat Relic Blue #’ed/50
  • Robert Whittaker Fight Mat Relic #’ed/99

Parallels

  • Rashad Evans Blue #’ed/99
  • Arianny Celeste Blue #’ed/99
  • Ray Borg Blue #’ed/99
  • Joanne Calderwood Green #’ed/199
  • Thomas Almedia Green #’ed/199
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz Green #’ed/199
  • Dooho Choi Green #’ed/199
  • Tecia Torres Green #’ed/199

Card of the Day: Amanda Nunes 2014 Topps UFC Knockout Auto

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Card of the Day: Holly Holm 2015 Topps UFC Knockout RC #149

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Davis ’15 Topps UFC KO Relic Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgpaws on being the lucky winner of the Phil Davis 2015 Topps UFC Knockout Relic #’ed/188.  Once dawgpaws sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!