CombatCardBoard will be the place for a fun contest during the next few months. We're gonna do a UFC SURVIVOR contest that will start at UFC 159. The rules are as follow:
-You have to pick a fighter on the main card for each UFC card starting at UFC 159. You can't pick the same fighter afterward for the remaining of the competition. If your fighter wins you move on, if he lose, you'e eliminate
-After 5 numbered event (starting at UFC 164), you'll have to pick 2 main card fighters on each card
-You can use a fighter from an undercard fight only ONCE during the entire competition. It's your WILD CARD
-Selection must be made no later than 30 min after the weight in
-You advance when your fighter is involve in a draw or a no contest. IF your fighter lose is overturn for any reason before the next event you'll advance. If any of those things happen you will not be able to pick the same fighter again
-If all the remaining participants are eliminte on a single event, all of those will have the chance to continue the survivor on the next event
The fee to participate in the CCB.COM UFC SURVIVOR is only 5$. I will be doing a special drawing for all the participants still alive after every 5 events. I'm trying to get some more surprises for the participants down the road. As far as the prize for the winner, it will depend on how many participants we have and they are as follow:
Jim Miller, Johnny Hendricks and Anthony Njokuani autographed promo if we have at least 10 participants
Jon Jones and Big Foot Silva Topps UFC Full Contact if we have at least 20 participants
Dan Hardy autographed UFC Glove and a Josh Koscheck Topps UFC relic Ruby if we have at least 30 participants
1 box of Topps UFC 2012 Finest and a Topps MOT Michael Bisping autographed RUBY if we have at least 40 participants
(Thanks to FightHobby to giveaway the Topps Finest BOX)
By G. Kerry Webster
Posted March 27, 2013
It’s always nice pulling the boss’ signature out of a pack of Topps UFC cards. UFC President Dana White’s autograph has been distributed in several different sub-series in the Topps line.
Nice, yes. But in Topps UFC Finest 2013, you can do one better. You could pull Dana’s boss’ signature.
Yes, Lorenzo Fertitta is one of the 10 to 20 autographs which will be featured in the Finest Fan Autograph sub-set.
“In this set, you are going to find autographs of the many different personalities that have attended UFC events,” Jeremy Fullerton, Topps UFC brand manager. “There are going to be celebrities and personalities associated with the UFC, but not necessarily combatants.”
The only image of a card from the set was that of UFC announcer Mike Goldberg. Fertitta’s name is listed in the preliminary autograph list and was confirmed to be part of the set by Fullerton.
“Right now, we’re still trying to get several people,” said Fullerton. “It’s not going to be a big set, but we’re still working on it. It’s who we’re able to get deals with and who the UFC is okay with.”
MMA personalities have been included in Topps mixed martial arts sets since the inclusion of ring girls, announcers and referee cards in 2009 Topps UFC Round 1. Other personalities featured on Topps cards have included television program hosts, corner men and advertising sponsors.
Topps UFC Finest is expected to be released in late August. To speculate on who you feel may be included in this sub-set, visit THIS FORUM THREAD.
By G. Kerry Webster
Posted March 21, 2003
As collectors await the April release of Topps UFC Knockout 2013, Topps is busy preparing its next offering to collectors – Topps UFC Finest 2013.
Collectors who tear open any of this product, due out in hobby shops of August 28, will notice something collectors haven’t seen since Topps UFC 2009 — all UFC logos.
Prior to the release of Topps UFC Main Event in early 2010, the Zuffa acquired the World Extreme Cagefighting organization and Topps began using the WEC logo on card front. Not long after, cards bearing the Strikeforce logo began appearing in sets.
But in Finest 2013, collectors may find the words “WEC” or “Strikeforce” on the card back, however, all cards will now bear the UFC logo.
“Personally, that’s something really nice because I don’t have to keep leafing through the cards making sure they have the correct logo,” laughed Jeremy Fullerton, Topps UFC brand manager. “I knew there was going to come a time when all the organizations would combine into one. Since Finest is one of our best looking UFC products, it’s going to be nice to see just UFC logos in the set.
Topps UFC Finest 2013 features the top fighting talent of the UFC in a 100-card base set with two inserts sets, plenty of parallels and relics and autographs galore. Each hobby mini-box will contain six packs of cards and delivers a jumbo fighter relic, a jumbo mat relic and an autograph or autograph relic card. East master box is guaranteed to have either an autograph relic or a multi-subject autograph card.
Parallels will be inserted one per pack in Finest 2013. These include the non-numbered Refractor parallel; the blue Refractor parallel numbered to 188; the gold refractor parallel numbered to 88; the black Octa-Fractor parallel numbered to 8; and the 1/1 Superfractor parallel.
The Finest Moment insert set returns highlighting 25 fighters and the most memorable moments of the past year. Parallels for this subset are the same as the base cards. Fifteen of the subjects have autographed cards in the set. Parallel autograph versions include Octa-Fractor numbered to 8 and the 1/1 Superfractor.
A new insert for Finest is UFC Valor. Borrowed from a football product, Valor depicts 25 UFC fighters in a gladiator-themed style card. Parallel versions, which contain a different word behind the fighter include Strength, numbered to 188; Heart numbered to 88; Glory numbered to 8; and the 1/1 Valor parallel. Fifteen fighters also autographed Valor insert cards. In addition to the non-numbered version, collectors can find Glory parallels numbered to 8 and the 1/1 Valor parallel.
Several familiar relic cards are included in Finest, including jumbo threads and jumbo mat cards. Each set is expected to have up to 30 fighters or personalities featured.
Lots of autographs are also to be had. In addition to the Finest Moments and Valor signature, Topps is once again offering regular autograph cards – stickers and on-card – with parallels to include Gold Refractors numbered to 25, black Octa-Fractors numbered to 8 and the 1/1 Superfractor parallel.
Autographed glove redemption cards will be included in the set, as will the popular Thoughts from the Boss autograph series, featuring UFC President Dana White’s signature, along with another signature of a UFC fighter. Fifteen fighters will be featured in this set and each card will be numbered to 25.
There are other multi-autographed cards featured in the set. The Finest Fighters Dual Autographs feature 10 pairings of fighter that share something in common. These cards will be numbered to 25. Finest Fighters Triple Autographs feature five fighter trios with a common bond — these cards are numbered to 5.
Autographed relic cards include fighter-worn gear and mat-used relic cards, as well as the Finest Fighters Dual Autographed Relic Book cards, which features autographs of two fighters that share a common bond as well as fighter-worn apparel pieces of each fighter.
New to the 2013 edition are the Finest Fans autographs. This set will feature celebrities and UFC personalities that attend UFC events. Fullerton said this set will be between 10-20 cards, and, although a checklist is not yet available, the official sell sheet for the product shows cage announcer Mike Goldberg as being part of the set.
Last, but certainly not least are the Kiss cards, which will feature UFC ring girls and their “kiss,” as well as their autograph.
More information about the Finest Fans and Kiss cards will be published in the coming days.
“I think Topps Finest is one of the best looking card sets we produce,” said Fullerton. “We’re very proud of this product and we hope collectors continue to enjoy it.”
Internet sports card dealers have Topps UFC Finest 2013 listed for between $95-$110 per box.
Continue to visit www.combatcardboard.com for the latest information on Topps UFC Finest 2013.
"It's my favorite because I just love having an actual piece of the Octagon from a fight and Dustin Poirier is one of my favorite fighters, so to get a card with his auto and a piece of the mat just makes this one of my favorites."
- Jason Poirier of Sabbatus, Maine, isn't related to 'The Diamond,' but he has put several Poirier cards in his collection. He is a Nate Diaz collector and has a very nice addition coming to his collection very soon. Stay tuned.
The last week has been a little bit slower than usual as far as closing contest and group break so I wanted to use the sunday report to send out the informations again. First of all, we're doing a group break for the latest Topps release : 2012 Bloodlines. 10 spots are open where you get two bloodlines pack for 34.50. Please refer to the forum to join the break and please note that the break will happen next week no matter what since Autocentral is on spring break...at least we hope he'll be able to come back.
The Randomizer for the last week still have 2 spots available to win a Junior Dos Santos triple threat relic card. To participate, all you need to do is to create your own album in the members gallery and show at least one auto and one relic...Good luck to all those who participates.
Please note that we're not gonna do the UFC 108 signed poster raffle. It doesn't seem to please a lot of members so we'll wait a little bit more to do an autographed poster raffle. We're not gonna announce an other group break either for this week and we'll wait an other week to fill out the Bloodlines GB. If that doesn't work this week we'll try something new next sunday.
This week is...Fight week, UFC 158 WEEK. I think there's a couple of members ( including yours truly) going to the fights in Montreal. I honestly can't wait for saturday night. Please follow @combatcardboard on twitter has I will post update on that account through the night on the 16th. Speaking of news, our mma cards insider, windmortal will post a new article in the upcoming days about the Topps upcoming release, 2013 Topps Finest.
So this is what's happening on CCB.COM. Thanks again for your implication on the forum. Finally if you have anything to buy on either EBAY or the UFC Store, I invite you to clik on the links on the sidebars so it will help to pay for the expenses of the website...Thanks again for those doing it and have a nice week.
By G. Kerry Webster
Posted Feb. 8, 2013
There’s a few new wrinkles with Topps’ upcoming release of 2013 UFC Knockout. And fortunately for collectors, they are all good ones.
“Knockout is by far, the most widely-sought after MMA set we produce,” Jeremy Fullerton, Topps UFC brand manager, told combatcardboard.com. “What makes it compelling is that it’s a return of an established brand. People know when they get Knockout, they are going to get great hits. This year’s product has a lot of similarities to last year’s Knockout product; however, there’s also some new features that I think collectors are really going to enjoy.”
Set for an April 24 release, 2013 Topps UFC Knockout is hobby exclusive. Eight packs will be in each box, and each pack of five cards will deliver either an autographed card, a relic card or an autographed relic card. Fullerton said each box will contain two autographs, two autographed relic cards and four relic cards. He also said each cases promises a book card.
Originally, the set was due out in February, but according to Fullerton, Hurricane Sandy forced the closing of Topps’ corporate offices in Manhatten, New York, for two weeks.
“That really pushed everything back, and not just with the MMA line,” said Fullerton. “The entire office was out for two weeks. There was six feet of water in some places just blocks away from our office, and a few businesses around us still haven’t opened back up.”
Although 2013 UFC Knockout returns with many familiar subsets, such as Premium Pieces, Triple Threads, the rare Fisto-graph box-toppers and various books cards; several new features have been added, including, for the first time in the series, an insert set - featuring memorable knockouts in UFC history; @utographs, which include the fighter's or personalities' signature, along with their Twitter handle; Memorable Matchup cards feature relics and autographs from two fighters, as well as an image from a pre-fight press conference or during weigh-ins; and two separate sub-sets of glove book cards — one of which will feature a patch from the strap of a glove, and the other will contain a swatch of glove with the fighter’s signature directly on the material.
“It’s always nice to have an established brand,” said Fullerton, “but in the same breath, it’s very important to change things up once in awhile and keep everything fresh. With these new additions, I think we’re doing just that. We need to see how the collectors respond.”
Topps 2013 UFC Knockout roots in a 125 card base set of UFC and Strikeforce fighters and personalities. One parallel card will be placed in each pack, and include gold versions #’d to 188, green versions #’d to 88, red versions #’d to 8 and three printing plates, each #’d to 1. The popular mat parallel cards, which are printed on stock made of simulated mat, will again be included and #’d to 1.
The Ultimate Knockout insert set consists of 25 cards, and showcases some of the most exciting finishes in the history of the UFC. The base versions are seeded one per box and parallel versions are available, including greens #’d to 88, reds #’d to 8, printing plates and the mat parallel version.
Ten fighters are featured on both the Ultimate Knockout Relic and Ultimate Knockout Autographed sub-set cards, which are #’d to 25. There are also five fighter featured in the Ultimate Knockout Autographed Relic set, which are #’d to just 10.
Collectors who like the on-card autographs will enjoy pulling the base autograph cards, as well as the parallels, which include red ink versions limited to 15 each (some inscribed with the fighter’s nickname), red versions #’d to 8 and the 1-of-1 printing plates.
The popular “First Issue” stamped cards return with Knockout 2013, but according to Fullerton, not all of the autographs are in as of yet. He said, however, new signers include John “The Magic” Dodson and Sara McMann.
Other autographed sub-sets include the return of the Notable Nicknames set, which includes 20 cards, each #’d to 25. These cards will include the subject’s nickname worked somewhere into the card design. The signatures will also include the nickname.
The silver-inked signed Full Contact Autographs also return. Twenty fighters will be featured in this set and each will be #’d to 75.
The UFC @utograph set will also feature on-card autographs, as well as an inscription of the signer’s Twitter Handle.
“The fighters, Dana White and the league have really embraced the use of Twitter, so we felt including this part of social media into the set would be a good fit,” said Fullerton. “The cards look really nice and I think collectors are going to enjoy pulling them.”
Fullerton said a few of the UFC @utograph cards will contain more than one signature.
Other autographed sets include the 10-card Memorable Match-Ups collection, featuring two fighters from classic UFC fights, which will be limited to just 10 numbered versions each, and will include Silva-Sonnen, St-Pierre-Shields and Mir-Lesnar. Three of a Kind Autographs hold a trio of John Hancocks from fighters sharing a common connection; and the desirable SicSigs book cards, which includes the autographs of six fighters and will be limited to just five numbered copes each for the six-card set.
There is surely no shortage of mat and fighter-worn relic cards in Knockout 2013.
The Fight Mat Relic cards are all #’d to 288 and each include a piece of an event-used mat from either a UFC or Strikeforce event. Parallels include green versions #’d to 88, red versions #’d to 8 and the 1/1 mat parallel. The 30-card Knockout Relic set offers cards with a swatch of fighter-worn shirts or shorts.
The Memorable Match-Ups Dual Relic book cards contain two swatches from a pair of fighters who squared off with one another in the past. There are ten cards in the set and each card is numbered to 50. Topps has also included autographed versions of these cards, each #’d to five.
Premium Pieces Relics also return. This 30-card set, #’d to 88, contain multi-colored or special swatches. Autographed versions are #’d to 50.
The UFC’s Octagon girls — Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer — will again be featured in the Between Rounds subset. Each card, which is #’d to 5, includes a piece of their outfit, a ring card and their robe. Signed versions of these cards are #’d to 8.
More than 30 fighters are featured on the Knockout Autograph Relic checklist. Each card is numbered and red #’d to 8 and mat parallels #’d 1/1 are available. Dual Autographed Fight Mat Relics also return. There are ten cards in the set, all #’d to 10, and feature two signatures as well a piece of mat the subjects battled on.
Perhaps the most recognizable cards in the release are the Triple Threads cards, which features unique die-cutting for insertion of fighter-worn swatch relics. There are 48 cards from 24 different fighters in the set.
Triple Threads Combo Relics include a 12-card set, and each card holds memorabilia swatches from three different fighters. There is also an 8-card Triple Threads Relic Double Combos Book Cards, which will feature swatches from six different fighters. Each card of these sub-sets is #’d to 36, and all have five parallels numbered between 1 and 27.
There are 24 cards in the Triple Threads Autograph Relic set and each is #’d to just 18 copies. These cards contain swatches of memorabilia for up to three fighters. There are five levels of parallels to this sub-set, none of which are #’d to higher than nine.
“There are some really neat swatches, from what I’ve seen so far,” said Fullerton. “I’ve seen a Uriah Faber swatch that you can plainly read, ‘California Kid’ on, as well as one of Nick Diaz that says ‘Don’t be Scared’. These are really neat.”
Fullerton said Topps tries to use as much multi-colored and “significant” swatches in these premium lines.
Collectors will surely be looking for the new Triple Thread glove book cards included in 2013 Knockout. Two sub-sets exist.
According to Fullerton, the Glove Patch Book Cards will feature a fighter, three relic pieces of fighter-worn gear, as well as the strap patch of a worn UFC glove by that particular combatant.
There are also Autographed Glove Book Cards, which feature the three fighter-worn relics, as a piece of a fighter-worn glove with the subject’s signature appearing directly on the glove swatch.
“We all here think this is a really neat addition to the Knockout line,” said Fullerton. “We’re still waiting to get some back, but I know some of the fighters included are Wanderlei Silva, Benson Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann, Dominick Cruz, Hector Lombard and Nate and Nick Diaz.”
According to the official product sell sheet, there are 30 fighters scheduled to appear in each sub-set, and each card will be # 1/1,
Finally, box toppers return in the form of the interesting Fisto-graph cards. These oversized cards are seeded randomly in 2013 cases. Each card of this 20-card set will be numbered to just 10 copies and include an autograph of the subject, as well as the imprint of that fighter’s fist.
“The Fisto-graphs were really popular last year, so we wanted to return them to the 2013 product,” said Fullerton. “Unfortunately, we’re still waiting to get these back, so I can’t really give you an idea of who is in the set until we see what returns.”
Fullerton said he, as well as other Topps officials, are happy with the way the 2013 product is turning out, and he’s excited to get it into collectors’ hands.”
“I love it. I think it’s a great set,” he said. “Knockout is always a fun set to put together. It is our most well-known and most highly sought after set. We’re always trying to find ways to put more, cool things in there, and I think we did it with this release.”
Several internet sports card collecting sites are pre-selling the products. On-line pre-sale prices for boxes range from $145-$175.
Although Knockout 2013 isn’t set for release for a couple months, Fullerton said the Topps team is already busy working on the future sets of 2013.
“We should be having an announcement of the next product to come out after Knockout here in a few weeks,” Fullerton said. “I think we’ve seen a lot of success and interest in the brands we put out in 2012 and it’s likely we’ll see the same brands in 2013 with stuff that worked, and some new improved tweaks to make things more exciting.”
To discuss the new, 2013 Topps UFC Knockout product, visit the official forum thread here on www.combatcardboard.com.
Couple of stuffs happening on the site right now. First of all Ktruko44 is offering a raffle for a Lyoto Machida and Rampage Jackson dual auto and a piece from mat relic numbered to only 25. The card is from Topps UFC series 2. The raffle consist of 10 spots at 20$ each. As soon as all the place are fill, we'll set up a live randomizer to see who will end up with that special card. Also Autocentral is offering a really special group break of 2012 Topps Finest. There is 20 spots at only 3.50$ each. Out of those 20 spots, 2 will win a mini-box that will be break live on Autocentral Blogtv.
I'm trying to add up some followers to our Twitter page (@combatcardboard). I'm asking you to RT my contest tweet that I post and one lucky RTer will win a auto Wanderlei Silva. You can see a pic of the card in my tweet. I will also need your help to get new members and I got a prize for the person who will help me the most. Just tell your friends about the website and ask them to register and to introduce themself in the who are you section of the forum. They will need also to mention who refer them in their introduction and the actual members who refer the most new members will win this, a 5 X 7 auto pic from the legend...FEDOR. This contest will run until the end of february.
If you visit the cards checklist section, you'll notice the addition of the 3 sets checklist that went out in 2012 . Bare with me for the next few weeks as I intend to made that section as fun and easy to use as possible. Speaking of cards Poir420 has proposed that we all filled out which fighters we collect into that doc so everyone could know in an instant what others are looking for in their personal collection. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and I'll found a place to place the link so everyone can use it
The number of visitors keep growing each and every day and I want to thank you for that. The forum has been very active and fun to read. Let's keep this going!
As you probably heard from Kerry ( Windmortal) , my name is Alex and I'm the new owner of this great website. I wanted to take time to introduce myself for those who don't know me. I'm a longtime MMA fans who always loved collecting sports cards. I'm from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and that would explain why my english is not that great and I would ask you to bare with me and excuse me for my writing. In the "real world" I'm a GM for a professional baseball team and I'm lucky enough to have 3 awesome kids. If you're wondering, my collection consist of stuff from Canadian fighters. I have cards, autographs, signed poster, programs, credentials and fight used stuff.
I would say 2 years ago, I discover this website and found a great community of peoples who were in love with this great sports and hobby. From then, I started to trade, buy and sell cards with you guys or just chat about this great sports. Combat Cardboard has always been a great place to exchange with others and simply have fun. I don't have an explanation, but for the last couple of months the site kinda slow down. Since 3 weeks, I talked to Kerry about the website and we came to the conclusion that I should be from now on the main administrator of the website while Kerry would still be around to write down some awesome articles.
So you're probably wondering what I have in mind for Combat Cardboard. I want to see the community back helping each other to grow their MMA cards collection.There will be also group breaks run as usual by Autocentral. Those breaks will have a bigger place in here as I feel it's an awesome way to interact and have fun. I want also to expand this website by becoming the place to be for everybody interested in MMA memorabilia. And don't worry contest will be back. I know Kerry is planning a randomizer soon.
Now that you know a little bit more about me, I would like to know what you're thinking of all this? What do you expect of CC? What would you like to see add, remove or update? Please tell me what you have in mind in the forum and I'll draw some prizes for those who participates. So enjoy the website, tell your friends and please feel free to contact me if you got any questions.