2011 Topps UFC Moment of TruthBrand: Topps UFC
2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Product Review
Reviewed by Kerwin Leong
Good: Colorful and creative card designs, glossy base cards showcase amazing photography inside the Octagon, Fight Posters and Showdown Shots inserts, 220 base cards including the first Strikeforce cards in a UFC product.
Bad: White borders seem very plain, card backs lack fighter information and statistics, takes more than one box to complete the base set, majority of the insert sets have a horizontal layout.
The Bottom Line: 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth is an affordable MMA product that is filled with value. You are guaranteed three hits per box including one dual-hit card, one autograph card, and one relic card. Each box also boasts a ton of insert cards.
Card Design: 4.5/5.0
I like the photography and action shots used on the base cards. You get great photos from different angles inside the Octagon. The cards have a glossy surface with white borders. Card backs lack fighter information and MMA record. Insert cards range from standard parallel cards to the colorful and appealing Collision Course, Showdown Shots, and Fight Posters. The Fight Poster cards are my favorite inserts. Memorabilia cards include swatches from fighter-worn gear and fight mats.
The checklist has 220 base cards from the current UFC roster, as well as Hall of Famers, Octagon Girls and UFC personalities. The set also includes fighters from Strikeforce, such as Cris Cyborg Santos, Miesha Tate, Gilbert Melendez, Robbie Lawler, and Ryan Couture. Unfortunately there are no cards of Alistair Overeem.
Each box has 16 packs with ten cards per pack. You are guaranteed three hits per box including one dual hit card, one autograph card and one relic card. You will also get a ton of inserts. Low-numbered parallels, including one-of-one printing plates, add even more value. Considering the cost of most card boxes today, this is a bargain with huge upside.
The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0
Whenever you open a box of cards, you should always be excited with anticipation. Being a MMA fan, I loved how Topps incorporated so many elements of the UFC into this product. There are enough nice-looking cards in this product to appeal to a huge mix of MMA collectors. Topps has done a great job at balancing who to include from the ever-expanding UFC roster with such notable inclusions as Dana White, Joe Rogan, Arianny Celeste, and Brittney Palmer. With so many possibilities at a reasonable price, this is a standout set.
As UFC continues to expand, so too does Topps' UFC inspired trading card product line. 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth is the latest new series from the company. Boasting three hits per box, a stylized base card design and the first Topps Strikeforce cards, the hobby-exclusive Moment of Truth has plenty to make it distinct from other recent UFC releases. At 220 cards, Moment of Truth is the biggest UFC base set yet.
Release Date: 11/30/11
Price Point: Mid-End MMA Card
Target Audience: MMA Fans, Autograph Collectors, Hit Seekers, Set Builders, UFC Collectors
- One Dual Hit Card
- One Autograph Card
- One Relic Card
- 16 Inserts
- 16 Parallels
- See some of the top cards in the set with our 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth hit tracker.
- 220-card base set including the first Topps Strikeforce cards.
- Base set parallels: Gold, Onyx (/188), Ruby (/8), Printing Plates, Diamond (/1). One parallel card in every pack.
- Tale of the Tape Autographed Relics (/5) combine a fighter's hand tape and signature and Tale of the Tape Dual Relics (/25) offer hand tape from two separate combatants.
- Showdown Shots Dual Autographs (/25) and Collision Course Dual Autographs both boast two autographs from Octagon adversaries. Showdown Shots Dual Relics and Collision Course Dual Relics do the same but with memorabilia pieces instead of signatures.
- Dual Autograph Moment of Truth Fight Mat Relics are dual-sided cards that boast two autographs and two pieces of Octagon canvas.
- Autographed Fighter Gear (/25) match up fight-worn gear and autographs from 30 UFC personalities.
- The promotion's seven champions are highlighted with 2010 UFC Champs Book Cards (/3). Each features an autograph, fight-worn gear jumbo swatch and a mat swatch.
- 70 different fighters and personalities sign for Certified Signatures. Those signing for the first time are noted with a foil stamp. Parallels: Ruby (/8), Printing Plates, Diamond (/1).
- Red Ink Certified Signatures (/15) see 35 fighters sign, several of whom will add nickname inscriptions.
- The 30-card Moment of Truth Mat Relic set matches up the fight canvas with the bout featured on the card front.
- Fighter Gear cards include match-worn memorabilia from 30 fighters. Swatches include shirts and shorts. Parallels: Onyx (/88), Ruby (/8), Diamond (/1).
- Elite Skills highlight 30 fighters' in-ring specialties in striking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling. Ten have autographed parallels (/25).
- Collision Course is a 15-card insert set that documents some of the UFC's biggest rivalries.
- Showdown Shots picture opponents in stare downs. The 25-card set has the following parallels: Onyx (/88), Ruby (/8), Printing Plates, Diamond (/1).
- 25 Fight Poster Review cards document some of the biggest cards in UFC's history.
- 2011 Topps Moment of Truth Fight Tape Cards Deliver Knockout Sales
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2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Set Checklist Index
Browse the checklist for this product by clicking on the desired subset below:
- Autographed Fighter Gear Set Checklist
- Base Set Checklist
- Certified Signatures Set Checklist
- Champs Book Cards Set Checklist
- Collision Course Dual Autograph Set Checklist
- Collision Course Dual Relic Set Checklist
- Collision Course Set Checklist
- Dual Autographed Mat Relic Set Checklist
- Elite Skills Autograph Set Checklist
- Elite Skills Set Checklist
- Fight Poster Review Set Checklist
- Fighter Gear Set Checklist
- Mat Relics Set Checklist
- Showdown Shots Dual Autographs Set Checklist
- Showdown Shots Dual Relic Set Checklist
- Showdown Shots Set Checklist
- Tale of the Tape Autographed Relic Set Checklist
- Tale of the Tape Dual Relic Set Checklist