Tuesday, December 23, 2008

First Step in the Octagon

I would like to give you all a bit of background on how we decided to attack this initial release of UFC cards.

When we were planning UFC Round 1 we knew that for many of these fighters this would be their first trading card and for all of them, their first official UFC card. These would be their rookie cards, but how do you produce a “rookie card” for legends of a
sport, some of which that have been fighting for years?

What we decided to do was to feature 90 fighters and their first official fight within the UFC Octagon. Royce Gracie is pictured grappling with Art Jimmerson at UFC 1. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar are shown in their battle at the TUF 1 finale in one the most exciting MMA matches yet. Shane Carwin is photographed during his 44 second TKO victory over Christian Wellisch.

Personalities other than the fighters will be presented as well such as the lovely Octagon Girls, referee Herb Dean, Bruce Buffer, and Dana White.

Included are some photos of the cards mentioned above. Please let us know what you think and submit any questions you may have in the comment field.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Welcome UFC fans to the new Topps-UFC Card Blog. My name is Jeremy and I am one of the many people working on the brand new UFC: Round 1 trading cards from Topps. We met with UFC six months ago and together shared the same passion to bring a UFC trading card to life, now in just a few weeks this vision will come to reality!

I am hopeful this blog will provide fans an insider’s perspective on how our first product comes to life and how our relationship with UFC evolves. Here I along with others on the Topps team will provide updates on our progress and an inside peek on soon to be released products. There will even be a chance to win tickets to an upcoming UFC event for all of our readers!

Please be sure to check back often and get ready to be one of the first fans to get your hands on UFC Round 1 trading cards in stores at the end of January!