Monday, November 9, 2009

"2010 Topps UFC Uncaged" Preview

2010 Topps UFC Uncaged is the third trading card release planned to bring MMA fans and card collectors even closer to the action. We expect this product to hit the shelves in early 2010.

Hobby boxes will have 5 hits (2 autos and 3 relics). Our newest relic will be pieces of the actual UFC Octagon that was used in PPVs, Fight Nights, and TUF Finales.

Below is just a sample of some of the base, auto, and relic cards we have planned. Please let me know what you think.

UFC Fighter Base Card
UFC Debut Base Card

UFC Fighter Red Parrallel
UFC Debut Gold Parrallel

UFC Fighter Auto
TUF Tribute Insert Card
UFC Authentic Cage Relic
UFC Fighter Auto Relic

UFC Mat Relic
UFC Fighter Relic
CHROME Triple Threat Relic
(Mat/Fighter Gear/Cage)
CHROME Dual Auto Dual Relic

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Win Free 2009 Topps UFC cards


Hector at MMAmadness.com are having a contest to win free 2009 Topps UFC cards.

For more info on how to win, check out the always infomative MMAmadness.com here:
http://www.mmamadness.com/2009/10/mma-madness-and-topps-trading-cards-team-up/

Thursday, October 1, 2009

News, notes, and comments

Now that the first boxes are on store shelves I just wanted to post some answers to questions we have been receiving.

Product should be showing up at Targets and Walmarts very soon. Sometimes it takes a little longer for the cards to hit the shelves in the bigger retailers. The retail boxes will also be for sale at the Topps.com store soon as well. They are just waiting to get their shipment from our warehouse.

Bloodlines and Ultimate Gear Auto Relic cards are limited to 25 per subject regardless of ink color. Red ink autos are no more rare than blue ink autos for these two inserts. The difference in ink colors was strictly based on in-house inventory.

Another special unannounced auto card can now be revealed. While signing at the UFC gym for the TUF 10 cards Kimbo Slice signed a few cards with his birth name (Kevin Ferguson). These cards are the rarest in the bunch.


Please continue to post your questions, comments, and suggestions below. Tell us what you liked, what you didn't like, and what you think is missing. We are busy planning the next UFC release now and are always looking for ways to improve it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

1st Box Busted!

Once again Beckett gets the honor of posting the first box of 2009 Topps UFC and Tracy and Bryan do not disappoint as both knowledgeable and entertaining hosts.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WE ARE LIVE!

It's true folks. After several delays, cases of the 2009 Topps UFC trading cards are leaving the warehouse and are out to stores in time to hit the street date of September 30th.

For a look at some of the cards and the first review click here: http://beta.beckett.com/group/475770/?tab=tabArticles&p=810608#ViewArticle

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Ultimate Foto comparisons

Randomly inserted in the 2009 Topps UFC trading card packs, collectors will find signed cards from the participants in seasons 9 and 10 of The Ultimate Fighter.

The fighters also received copies of their cards as souvenirs to keep, trade, give to their friends and family, etc. These cards were not signed in the presence of Topps or UFC representatives and therefor can not be authenticated as such. Topps also does not place any hologram stickers on the cards front or back.

Below are side-by-side comparisons of both the Topps Issue (top) and Fighter Issue (bottom) for both TUF 9 and TUF 10. Please note the "Topps Certified Autograph Issue" above the fighter autographs. Also note that "Topps File Copy" does not appear on the front of the actual Fighter issue cards.









Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 Topps UFC Update

Due to several factors we have been forced to push back the release of 2009 Topps UFC. It will now ship out on September 21st.

The silver lining to this delay is that it has given us the ability to include autograph cards from all 16 competitors from the upcoming TUF 10 season in addition to the already announced TUF 9 fighters. These subjects include Kimbo Slice, Roy Nelson, Marcus Jones, Justin Wren, Mike Wessell, and many more.

These cards will be additional autos found in packs, meaning that some boxes can contain more than the promised 2 auto cards!


Below are samples of the cards. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Video with new surprise

Be sure to check out the new video about the upcoming 2009 Topps UFC release on our other page: www.topps.com/ufc

There is a "heavy" addition to the product. ;)

Let me know what you think.




Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fan Expo Part 2

As mentioned in the prior post Arianny will be handing out signed copies of her Topps UFC Round 1 Trading Card at our booth to the first 75 people to purchase the complete set of patch cards.

Below are some shots of the lovely Octagon Girl signing the cards.



We can't wait to see you all at Booth 707 on Friday!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

UFC Fan Expo

Sorry for the lack of updates here. We have been very busy preparing for the release of 2009 Topps UFC and getting things together for the upcoming UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 10th and 11th.

We will be selling special limited edition commemorative patch cards of Chuck Liddell, GSP, and Brock Lesnar. Samples can be found below.



The first 75 people to purchase the complete set of 3 will also receive an autographed UFC Round 1 card of Arianny Celeste. She will be at our booth to meet with all 75 lucky customers on Saturday, July 11th, at 2:15pm.

Bruce Buffer will be appearing at our booth on Friday, July 10th, at 12:00pm. He will be signing and taking photos with fans in attendance.

In addition to these special cards for sale and personal appearances we will be distributing sample packs of our latest release, 2009 Topps UFC.

Be sure to stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Friday, May 29, 2009

More cards, photos, and video

Sorry for the delay guys. We have been busy in the office putting the final touches on the 2009 Topps UFC cards.

Below are images of the final 4 TUF 9 contestants as well as photos and a video of UFC personalities signing for their cards.

In TUF related news, we were just in Vegas for the TUF 10 media day preparing cards for all of the new Heavyweights scheduled to compete in the upcoming season! Some really big guys there!




Jon Jones

The Voice! Bruce Buffer.
video
Denis Kang

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Videos, Pictures and cards

We have been working hard to get a wide variety of UFC fighters and personalities to sign for us.
Below is a sampling of some of the subjects we have already recieved autographs and relics from along with the latest batch of TUF 9 cards. Only a few more left!

Enjoy.


video

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More cards!

Below are images of the UFC Debut cards from Dan and Jim Miller along with the TUF 9 competitors that fought last week.

Hope you enjoy them and let me know what what you would like to see next. We are getting more and more designs in everyday.







Monday, May 11, 2009

WRHU

I will be on Fight Talk Radio at 9pm tonight on 88.7FM WRHU, Radio Hofsta University. For those not in the New York City/Long Island area you can catch it on the web here:
http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/SOC/WRHU/wrhu_listen.html

We will be discussing the 2009 Topps UFC trading cards scheduled for release in July.

If you are unable to catch it at 9pm Monday night it should be posted on their blog some time after (http://fighttalkradio.blogspot.com/).

UPDATE:
The interview can be heard below:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Miller Time!



Yesterday we were pleased to host Jim and Dan Miller in our office in NYC. Jim and Dan are rising stars in the UFC and proven fighters and past champs in other MMA leagues.

They were in to sign autos for us and drop off their fight memorabilia that will be included in 2009 Topps UFC (coming to stores in July 2009).

Below are photos and video (sorry its a little dark). Card samples to follow shortly.
video

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Office Visit

We at Topps are excited to have Jim and Dan Miller in the offices today.

Be sure to check back later for photos, videos, and more info.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A quick update

I just wanted to answer a few more questions people have posted and show some more of the TUF 9 cards.

Base cards will be a mix of individual fighter and personality cards as well as "UFC Debuts" that will feature the 2 fighters you participated in a particular persons first foray in a UFC Octagon.

There seem to be concerns about not getting autographs from the more established fighters and only having the opportunity to get autos from the TUF 9 competitors. Let me assure you of two things. One, these TUF 9 cards are limited (Aprox. 100-200 per subject) and we will also be including many of the top stars from UFC events including many current and past champions and title contenders. Bigger announcements on these subjects will be posted soon here on http://www.ufc-topps.blogspot.com/.

Until then, please take a look at the cards from the latest 4 competitors on TUF 9 and be sure to continue to post your questions and comments.