’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!

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’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.
  • 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 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: Arianny Celeste 2017 Topps UFC Chrome Fire Pulsar Refractor

’17 Topps UFC Chrome Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the Tony Ferguson 2017 Topps UFC Chrome Auto.  Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

’17 Topps UFC Chrome Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Tony Ferguson 2017 Topps UFC Chrome Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 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!!!

2017 Topps UFC Chrome Box Break & Review

A new product walked into the octagon this year in the form of 2017 Topps UFC Chrome.  Never before have UFC cards received the Topps Chrome treatment, and man do these cards look great.  Lets see what I found inside.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the 100-card base set features the 2017 Topps Baseball flagship design.  Topps made sure to include a good mix of rookie and veteran fighters.  If you’re a fan of parallels, this product is perfect for you.  I pulled a ton!  Parallels of the base set include Refractors, X-Fractors, Diamond Refractors (Hot Box), Green Refractors #’ed/99, Blue Wave Refractors #’ed/75, Gold Refractors #’ed/50, Orange Refractors #’ed/25, Black Refractors #’ed/10, Red Refractors #’ed/5, SuperFractors #’ed/1, and Printing Plates #’ed/1.

Each 24-pack box comes with (2) autographs.  (3) if its a Hot Box.  A large chunk of the autographs are signed on-card, but you will come across some stickers.  As I’m sure you already know, Topps loves their photo variations.  This product has them, but they only pertain to eight fighters, are all autographed, and are serial numbered to (10) copies.  SuperFractor parallels are also available.  Its safe to say these photo variations aren’t difficult to spot.  Easy to identify, but hard to pull.

Inserts offer a glimpse as to what certain products would look like if they were printed on chrome stock.  FireMuseum CollectionTop of the Class, and Tier 1 all got chromed.  I think Fire looks the best.  All come with their good share of parallels and autographs.  Perhaps one day we’ll see a standalone Fire Chrome set.

I’d say that it was an enjoyable break.  With the refractors, Topps Chrome always gives you something to look forward to.  Hobby-exclusive boxes are selling for $70.  Low-numbered parallels and autographs of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey are big sellers.  A McGregor/Mayweather dual on-card autograph would have been totally sick to see.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Tony Ferguson
  • Stipe Miocic Green Refractor #’ed/99

Parallels

  • Dustin Poirier Orange Refractor #’ed/25
  • Cris Justino Gold Refractor #’ed/50
  • Kelvin Gastelum Blue Wave Refractor #’ed/75
  • Chuck Liddell Tier 1 Refractor #’ed/99
  • Paige VanZant Top of the Class Refractor #’ed/99
  • Lyoto Machida Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Raphael Assuncao X-Fractor
  • Amanda Nunes Refractor
  • Jimmie Rivera RC Refractor
  • Cris Justino Refractor
  • Stephen Thompson Refractor
  • Dominick Cruz Refractor
  • Thiago Alves Refractor
  • Wilson Reis Refractor
  • Tony Ferguson Refractor

Inserts

  • Demetrious Johnson Tier 1
  • Luke Rockhold Tier 1
  • Ronda Rousey Tier 1
  • Amanda Nunes Tier 1
  • Fabricio Werdum Museum Collection
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk Museum Collection
  • Michelle Waterson Museum Collection
  • Jose Aldo Museum Collection
  • Daniel Cormier Top of the Class
  • BJ Penn Top of the Class
  • Amanda Nunes Top of the Class
  • Anderson Silva Top of the Class
  • Arianny Celeste Fire
  • TJ Dillashaw Fire
  • Michelle Waterson Fire
  • Anderson Silva Fire