Our first official Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Break as we gingerly stepped into the Octagon and quickly found ourselves beaten into submission….We are quickly becoming fans of this fast rising sport so add us to the growing number of UFC hobby collectible enthusiasts.
Topps brings the first UFC product to market this year which you can find here at Steelcity Collectibles for $140 a box. Each box is guaranteed to hit 2 Autographs, 2 Autographed Relics and 4 Relics overall….basically a hit in every pack.
Granted we definitely hit a major HOT BOX right out of the gate featuring the Alexander Gustafsson Fighter Worn Glove Book Card 1/1. As well as the Cain Velasquez Ultimate Inscription Autograph signed UFC Champ /25 – and as if that wasn’t enough we found a Cat Zingano Auto Parallel /8. We are not ones to ever take an outstanding break for granted but just keep in mind this box would more than likely be the outlier of the standard 8 box case as the book card is the case hit. (*We are very happy to have beaten the odds this go around!)
In the second box we did pull a couple of 1st Autograph cards which are collected similar to “Rookie” cards in other sports so they tend to hold their value if you hit the right fighters. Our best was a T.J. Dillashaw who will be fighting for a UFC Championship later on this month – so we will hold that one for the moment!
Overall I really liked the design of the base set….the cards have a black matte finish and the fighters are glossy making them pop. The insert (autographed & relic cards) are varied in design some borrowing from Topps Triple Threads designs and others beign fairly straight forward.
In general if you are a fan of the UFC and can afford a $140 box….then in our opinion it is worth the chance to step into the Octagon.
Until Next Time….Keep on Bustin’