First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Topps for providing us with this box.

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20 packs per box
10 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $79.99 - $94.99

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

BASE CARDS
- 200 UFC fighters from the past and present, including current champions, past title-holders, future contenders, and newly-debuting fighters!

PARALLEL CARDS
All base cards receive the following parallels, inserted 1 per pack!
- Silver Parallel
- Black Parallel - Numbered to 188!
- Blue Parallel - Numbered to 88! HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
- Gold Champions Predictor Parallel - Numbered to 25!
- Red Parallel - Numbered to 8!
- Platinum Parallel - Numbered 1 of 1!

INSERT CARDS
- Octagon greats - 25 of the best of the best to step foot in a UFC Octagon are celebrated in this insert set.
- Fight night highlights - Submission, Knockout, and Fight of the night winners grace these cards celebrating their amazing performances.

AUTOGRAPHED CARDS
- Fighter Autographs - Up to 40 fighters are showcased with their autographs. First-time signers will receive an additional "First Issue" designation.
- Red Parallel - #'d to 8
- Platinum Parallel - #'d 1 of 1
- Red Ink Autographs - Fighters sign in red ink along with his or her nickname where applicable. Numbered to 15! HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
- Octagon Greats Autographs - Select fighters featured in the insert receive their own autographed parallel. Numbered to 25!
- Fight of the Night Autographs - A portion of the insert set have autographed parallels. Numbered to 25!
- Fight Night Highlights Dual Autographs - Pairs of Fight of the Night winners are shown together with their autographs. Numbered to 10!
- Championship Lineage Dual Autographs - Two fighters who held the same belt share a card that contains both combatants' autographs. Numbered to 10!

RELIC CARDS
Fight Mat relics - Cards contain swatches of authentic fight-used mats from UFC events
- Gold Parallel - Numbered to 25!
- Red Parallel - Numbered to 8!
- Platinum Parallel - Numbered 1 of 1!
Fighter relics - Cards feature swatches of fighter-worn shorts and shirts.
- Gold Parallel - Numbered to 25!
- Red Parallel - Numbered to 8!
- Platinum Parallel - Numbered 1 of 1!

AUTOGRAPHED RELIC CARDS
Fighter Autographed Relic Cards - Over 25 fighters featured with their autographs alongside a piece of fighter-worn gear.
- Red Parallel - Numbered to 8!
- Platinum Parallel - Numbered 1 of 1!
Autographed Jumbo Fight Mat Relics - An oversized piece of Octagon mat and a signature of a fighter who competed on that mat share space on this card. Numbered to 25!
- Red Parallel - Numbered to 8!
- Platinum Parallel - Numbered 1 of 1!

WHAT WE PULLED

Base - 156/200 (78%)

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Silver (4)
Black /188 (7) - Carlos Condit, Jim Miller, Peggy Morgan, John Moraga, Matt Hughes, Glover Teixeira, Alistair Overeem
Blue /88 (4) - James Te Huna, Hyun Gyu Lim, Daniel Cormier, KJ Noons
Gold /25 (1) - Rodrigo Damm

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Fight Night Highlights (7)
Octagon Greats (7)

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Soa Palelei Autograph

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Jon Jones Fighter Relic

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Travis Browne 2-color Fighter Relic

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Alistair Overeem 2-color Fight Mat Relic

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Erik Perez Fighter Relic Autograph /8

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Champions is the latest installment on MMA cards on the Topps calendar. Really nice to see Topps continues to set their MMA card designs apart from other sports. The action photos are great as they are up close and depict the intensity of the sport. The base set contains 200 cards and mixes male and female fighters. In addition, each card denotes the weight class of each fighter. There are six parallels for each card, most of which are numbered:

Silver 1:3
Black 1:3
Blue 1:5
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Gold 1:23
Red 1:70
Platinum 1:562

There are two insert sets in Champions. Fight Night Highlights (1:3) focuses on the Submissions and Knockouts Of The Night seen throughout the years. There are Single (1:387) and Dual (1:1,914) Autographs available. Octagon Greats (1:3) features some of the biggest names in the sport either now or in the past. Autographs (1:387) have been inserted as well.

Each box of Champions will yield 5 autographs or relics. There's not a lot of variety in the sets, but enough to pique the interest of the collector. Outside of the aforementioned autographs, these are also a possibility:

Fighter Autograph 1:17, Red 1:240, Platinum 1:1,875, Red Ink 1:224
Championship Lineage Dual Auto 1:1,914
Fight Mat Relic 1:23, Gold 1:155, Red 1:484, Platinum 1:3,829
Fighter Relic 1:15, Gold 1:97, Red 1:302, Platinum 1:2,365
Fighter Autograph Relic 1:37, Red 1:345, Platinum 1:2,680
Autographed Jumbo Fight Mat Relic 1:194, Red 1:609, Platinum 1:5,000

FINAL THOUGHTS

Base - 4.5/5
Design - 4.5/5
Fun - 3.5/5
Value - 4/5
Rebuy - 4/5

Overall - 20.5 (82%)

NPN INFORMATION

NPN 2014 Topps UFC Champions
PO Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642

Postmarked By: 11/26/14
Received By: 12/3/14

Canada Skills: 25 x 3 + 8 - 2 = ?

Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Topps for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all of their products, visit the today at www.topps.com.

Base and inserts are available for request. Please PM me with the card or cards of interest, including card numbers for base. Cards will remain available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIP members may make a request for the first 48 hours.