Yes the rumors are true; Topps will be releasing another trading card product this year. The plan is to have it available for all fans in attendance at the UFC Fan Expo happening the weekend of UFC 100.
So what will this product have? Who will be in it? How much will it cost? What will it look like? Many of these questions I can answer now.
The set, called 2009 Topps UFC, will feature many of your favorite UFC fighters past and present in their own card. It will also contain cards highlighting fighters who recently debuted within the UFC Octagon such as Jon Jones, Dan and Jim Miller, Dan Hardy, Ryan Bader, and Efrain Escodero.
In addition to the 150 card base set there will be several insert sets. Our Bloodlines insert with showcase fighters and their diverse heritage. The Greats of the Game insert will feature graphics and stats from the soon to be released video game from THQ, UFC 2009 Undisputed.
Each hobby box will contain 16 packs and guarantee 2 autographed cards and 2 memorabilia cards per box. The suggested retail price will be $4.00 per pack.
We are expanding our line-up of autograph and memorabilia subject to include fighters and personalities that were not in Round 1. For example, unique to this product will be the first autographed cards from all 16 competitors from The Ultimate Fighter: USA vs UK. These cards were produced and signed ON CARD while we were at the UFC Training Facility in January.
We will be releasing images of these cards over the next few weeks. Below you will find samples of Nick Osipczak’s and Mark Millar’s cards.
As always I welcome your thoughts and questions.
Edited on 4/27