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Topps gives everyone a title shot with next UFC card set by Chris Olds
December 30, 2010, 3:23 pm
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By Chris Olds | Editor

Topps unveiled the latest offering in its UFC mixed martial arts trading card lineup on Thursday with UFC Title Shot, which will arrive in early May.

This latest chapter in the popular MMA line includes14 base cards in every pack and one autograph, one autographed Relic and two more Relic card in every 12-pack hobby box.

The set features autographs from current UFC champs as well as past winners along with a new inclusion — UFC Title Belt Plate Cards, which have a replica belt front embedded into the cards.

See more from this set after the jump.

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Leaf Announces 2010 MMA Wrapper Redemption Program by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

Get out the hand sanitizer. Those wrappers don’t belong in the garbage.

For as few as  16 2010 Leaf MMA wrappers, collectors can redeem limited edition and exclusively signed cards from various fighters. Throughout the next few months, Leaf Trading Cards will reveal more specific redemption opportunities, so collectors can choose when to cash in.

To kick things off, the collectibles company is offering a limited (to 85) 2010 Leaf MMA Shogun Rua autographed card in exchange for 96 wrappers.

If you have (or plan on acquiring) wrappers from 2010 Leaf MMA, follow the instructions below to get this exclusive Rua piece. If you need to take a trip out to your trash can, please wear gloves.

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Topps confirms UFC redemption card error by Chris Olds
September 23, 2010, 10:54 am
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This in from Topps this morning…

Due to a printing error, Ultimate Gear and Autographed Ultimate Gear redemption cards in 2010 Topps UFC for UFC Heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira cards were produced and inserted into packs. These should have been for his twin brother, UFC Light Heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. All redemption cards for these two cards and their parallels will be honored for Ultimate Gear and Autographed Ultimate Gear cards of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Should collectors have questions regarding this issue please feel free to contact Topps customer service at  l 1-800-489-9149 between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm (ET), Monday through Friday or via email at

Box Busters: 2010 Topps UFC by Chris Olds
September 14, 2010, 5:47 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Bryan Hornbeck as they have their way with an early box of 2010 Topps UFC cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

First Impressions: 2010 Topps UFC by Tracy Hackler

One of the most buzz-worthy product lines in the sports card universe over the last two years is on the verge of striking another solid blow when 2010 Topps UFC, the company’s fourth full-blown installment with the exclusive UFC license, releases to the masses next week.

Although some of this newest product’s pioneering elements — the UFC’s first book cards, fighter-worn hand tape cards and dual-signed cards featuring UFC president Dana White and his most popular athletes — will be tough to come by, that doesn’t stop 2010 Topps UFC from shining at the box level.

Topps unveiled the product in limited form at the UFC Fan Expo a few weeks back in Boston, but it will be available nationwide on Wednesday. Be sure to visit on Monday for a must-see episode of Box Busters. Until then, here’s hoping these first impressions and jaw-dropping images can tide you over . . .

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First Look: 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports by Tracy Hackler

Upper Deck officials recently unveiled preliminary information and images for the company’s newest multisport product, Upper Deck World of Sports, due out in December.

As you might imagine, the product’s key calling cards will revolve around longtime company exclusives Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods. But the product also is slated to includes stars from such sports as baseball, hockey, soccer, mixed martial arts, extreme sports, Olympic sports and even lacrosse.

The 400-card base set is bolstered such insert sets as Athletes of the World Signatures, Sports National Dual, Triple and Quad Signatures, All Sport Apparel and Clear Competitors.

In addition to including a stable of traditional signature inclusions (Jordan, James, Woods, Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky), the preliminary World of Sports autograph checklist also calls for the likes of Pete Rose, figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Sasha Cohen and MMA legend Randy Couture.

Product promotional literature promises an average of two autographs and one memorabilia card per box (and one multi-signed card per case).

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First Look: Leaf MMA Fedor Emelianenko & Brock Lesnar Autos by Tracy Hackler
August 30, 2010, 10:48 pm
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Leaf President Brian Gray on Monday afternoon released several images of autographed cards slated for the upcoming 2010 Leaf MMA product due out next month. Among them was the first certified autograph card of feared Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko and a handful of cards bearing signatures from UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

See all the images after the jump and stay tuned to for additional information on 2010 Leaf MMA.

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