2012 Topps UFC Finest

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2012 Topps UFC Finest Set Checklist

2012 Topps UFC Finest Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: White Refractor, Blue X-fractor #/188, Gold Refractor #/88, Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

1 Anderson Silva
2 Anthony Pettis
3 Urijah Faber
4 Brian Ebersole
5 Louis Gaudinot
6 Jake Ellenberger
7 Tim Kennedy
8 Evan Dunham
9 Thiago Alves
10 Gilbert Melendez
11 Jake Shields
12 Alexander Gustafsson
13 James Te Huna
14 Yushin Okami
15 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
16 Miesha Tate
17 Donald Cerrone
18 Benson Henderson
19 Josh Koscheck
20 Ryan Bader
21 Miguel Angel Torres
22 Jose Aldo
23 Junior dos Santos
24 Demetrious Johnson
25 John Dodson
26 Nick Diaz
27 Phil Davis
28 Brian Stann
29 Luke Rockhold
30 Mauricio Rua
31 Clay Guida
32 Jon Jones
33 Jon Fitch
34 Joseph Benavidez
35 Chan Sung Jung
36 Alistair Overeem
37 Brandon Vera
38 Cheick Kongo
39 Rory MacDonald
40 Fabricio Werdum
41 Tony Ferguson
42 Dave Herman
43 Chael Sonnen
44 Diego Sanchez
45 Antonio Silva
46 Shane Del Rosario
47 Tyron Woodley
48 Jimy Hettes
49 Jason Miller
50 Brian Bowles
51 Johny Hendricks
52 Mark Munoz
53 Roy Nelson
54 Dan Hardy
55 Erik Koch
56 Diego Brandao
57 Chris Weidman
58 Scott Jorgensen
59 Lavar Johnson
60 BJ Penn
61 Chad Mendes
62 Cung Le
63 Mike Russow
64 Quinton Jackson
65 Joe Lauzon
66 Jim Miller
67 Hatsu Hioki
68 Bart Palaszewski
69 Frankie Edgar
70 Vitor Belfort
71 Forrest Griffin
72 Pat Barry
73 Yoshihiro Akiyama
74 Michael McDonald
75 Tito Ortiz
76 Nate Diaz
77 Dan Henderson
78 Renan Barao
79 Wanderlei Silva
80 Lyoto Machida
81 Mark Hominick
82 Daniel Cormier
83 Mark Hunt
84 Robbie Lawler
85 KJ Noons
86 Charlie Brenneman
87 Rashad Evans
88 Duane Ludwig
89 Cain Velasquez
90 Gray Maynard
91 Michael Bisping
92 Alan Belcher
93 Dustin Poirier
94 Carlos Condit
95 Ian McCall
96 Martin Kampmann
97 Ross Pearson
98 Brock Lesnar
99 Dominick Cruz
100 Georges St-Pierre
2012 Topps UFC Finest Base Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Moments Insert Set Checklist

1 per mini-box

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue X-fractor #/188, Gold Refractor #/88, Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

FM-AG Alexander Gustafsson
FM-AO Alistair Overeem
FM-AS Antonio Silva
FM-BE Brian Ebersole
FM-CK Cheick Kongo
FM-CS Chael Sonnen
FM-CW Chris Weidman
FM-DB Diego Brandao
FM-DC Daniel Cormier
FM-DH Dan Henderson
FM-FE Frankie Edgar
FM-FM Frank Mir
FM-JD John Dodson
FM-JDS Junior dos Santos
FM-JH Johny Hendricks
FM-JJ Jon Jones
FM-JM Jim Miller
FM-MM Michael McDonald
FM-MT Miesha Tate
FM-ND Nick Diaz
FM-RC Randy Couture
FM-RE Rashad Evans
FM-TF Tony Ferguson
FM-TO Tito Ortiz
FM-VB Vitor Belfort
2012 Topps UFC Finest Moments Insert Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Bloodlines Insert Set Checklist

1 per mini-box

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue X-fractor #/188, Gold Refractor #/88, Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

BL-AG Alexander Gustafsson
BL-AO Alistair Overeem
BL-BE Brian Ebersole
BL-BH Ben Henderson
BL-BL Brock Lesnar
BL-BP Bart Palaszewski
BL-BR Bas Rutten
BL-CJ Chan Sung Jung
BL-CL Cung Le
BL-CV Cain Velasquez
BL-DC Donald Cerrone
BL-DH Dan Henderson
BL-GS Georges St-Pierre
BL-JA Jose Aldo
BL-JDS Junior dos Santos
BL-JJ Jon Jones
BL-MH Matt Hughes
BL-MHO Mark Hominick
BL-MM Mark Munoz
BL-MT Miguel Angel Torres
BL-RG Renzo Gracie
BL-RM Rory MacDonald
BL-SB Stephan Bonnar
BL-YA Yoshihiro Akiyama
BL-YO Yushin Okami
2012 Topps UFC Finest Bloodlines Insert Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Jumbo Finest Threads Relic Set Checklist

Featuring 30 fighters

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue X-fractor #/188, Gold Refractor #/88, Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

JFT-AS Anderson Silva
JFT-ASI Antonio Silva
JFT-BE Brian Ebersole
JFT-BH Benson Henderson
JFT-CC Cris Cyborg
JFT-CL Chuck Liddell
JFT-CLE Cung Le
JFT-CM Chad Mendes
JFT-CS Chael Sonnen
JFT-CV Cain Velasquez
JFT-DC Daniel Cormier
JFT-DCR Dominick Cruz
JFT-FE Frankie Edgar
JFT-JA Jose Aldo
JFT-JJ Jon Jones
JFT-JM Jason Miller
JFT-KF Kenny Florian
JFT-LM Lyoto Machida
JFT-MT Miesha Tate
JFT-PD Phil Davis
JFT-RC Randy Couture
JFT-RE Rashad Evans
JFT-RF Rich Franklin
JFT-RG Renzo Gracie
JFT-RL Robbie Lawler
JFT-RS Ronaldo Souza
JFT-TB Travis Browne
JFT-TW Tyron Woodley
JFT-UF Urijah Faber
JFT-YA Yoshihiro Akiyama
2012 Topps UFC Finest Jumbo Finest Threads Relic Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Fight Mat Jumbo Relic Set Checklist

Featuring 26 fighters

PARALLEL CARDS: Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

FFJM-AO Alistair Overeem
FFJM-BH Benson Henderson
FFJM-BL Brock Lesnar
FFJM-CC Carlos Condit
FFJM-CL Cung Le
FFJM-CS Chael Sonnen
FFJM-CV Cain Velasquez
FFJM-CW Chris Weidman
FFJM-DC Donald Cerrone
FFJM-DH Dan Henderson
FFJM-FM Frank Mir
FFJM-FW Fabricio Werdum
FFJM-Jd Junior dos Santos
FFJM-JH Jimy Hettes
FFJM-JJ Jon Jones
FFJM-JK Josh Koscheck
FFJM-JM Jim Miller
FFJM-LJ Lavar Johnson
FFJM-MR Mauricio Rua
FFJM-ND Nick Diaz
FFJM-PB Pat Barry
FFJM-PD Phil Davis
FFJM-RE Rashad Evans
FFJM-RN Roy Nelson
FFJM-TO Tito Ortiz
FFJM-UF Urijah Faber
2012 Topps UFC Finest Fight Mat Jumbo Relic Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Grill Gear Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1; Contains a piece of a fight-used mouthpiece

GGR-BE Brian Ebersole
GGR-CS Chael Sonnen
GGR-DL Duane Ludwig
GGR-DP Dustin Poirier
GGR-GM Gray Maynard
GGR-IM Ian McCall
GGR-KN KJ Noons
GGR-LG Louis Gaudinot
GGR-LR Luke Rockhold
GGR-RP Ross Pearson
GGR-SD Shane Del Rosario
GGR-SM Stipe Miocic
GGR-13 TBD
GGR-14 TBD
GGR-15 TBD

2012 Topps UFC Finest Fighters Autograph Set Checklist

Featuring 35 fighters

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Refractor #/25, Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

A-AS Anderson Silva
A-BE Brian Ebersole
A-BH Benson Henderson
A-CC Carlos Condit
A-CG Clay Guida
A-CM Chad Mendes
A-DC Daniel Cormier
A-DCR Dominick Cruz
A-DH Dan Hardy
A-DL Duane Ludwig
A-DP Dustin Poirier
A-GME Gilbert Melendez
A-IM Ian McCall
A-JA Jose Aldo
A-JE Jake Ellenberger
A-JH Jimy Hettes
A-JHE Johny Hendricks
A-JL Joe Lauzon
A-JS Jake Shields
A-KN KJ Noons
A-LG Louis Gaudinot
A-LR Luke Rockhold
A-MT Miesha Tate
A-PB Pat Barry
A-PD Phil Davis
A-RE Rashad Evans
A-RL Robbie Lawler
A-RP Ross Pearson
A-RR Ronda Rousey
A-SD Shane Del Rosario
A-SJ Scott Jorgensen
A-UF Urijah Faber
A-WS Wanderlei Silva
2012 Topps UFC Finest Fighters Autograph Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Thoughts from the Boss Dual Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 15 dual-signed cards; Serial Numbered #/25

TFDB-AW Jose Aldo
Dana White
TFDB-BEW Joseph Benavidez
Dana White
TFDB-DW Phil Davis
Dana White
TFDB-ELW Jake Ellenberger
Dana White
TFDB-HEW Benson Henderson
Dana White
TFDB-HW Matt Hughes
Dana White
TFDB-JOW Demetrious Johnson
Dana White
TFDB-JW Jon Jones
Dana White
TFDB-LEW Cung Le
Dana White
TFDB-LW Brock Lesnar
Dana White
TFDB-SIW Anderson Silva
Dana White
TFDB-SOW Chael Sonnen
Dana White
TFDB-STW Georges St-Pierre
Dana White
TFDB-SW Brian Stann
Dana White
TFDB-VW Cain Velasquez
Dana White
2012 Topps UFC Finest Thoughts from the Boss Dual Autograph Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Autographed Glove Redemptions Set Checklist

Featuring 25 cards

R-1 Joseph Benavidez
R-2 Travis Browne
R-3 Daniel Cormier
R-4 Dominick Cruz
R-5 Phil Davis
R-6 Brian Ebersole
R-7 Frankie Edgar
R-8 Rashad Evans
R-9 Urijah Faber
R-10 Renzo Gracie
R-11 Demetrious Johnson
R-12 Jon Jones
R-13 Scott Jorgensen
R-14 Kyle Kingsbury
R-15 Cung Le
R-16 Lyoto Machida
R-17 Gray Maynard
R-18 Michael McDonald
R-19 Stipe Miocic
R-20 Diego Nunes
R-21 Anthony Pettis
R-22 Chael Sonnen
R-23 Georges St-Pierre
R-24 Brian Stann
R-25 Cain Velasquez

2012 Topps UFC Finest Finest VIP Pass Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/50; Cards are signed by Dana White

2012 Topps UFC Finest Moments Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 15 fighters

PARALLEL CARDS: Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

FM-AS Antonio Silva
FM-BE Brian Ebersole
FM-CS Chael Sonnen
FM-DC Daniel Cormier
FM-FE Frankie Edgar
FM-FM Frank Mir
FM-JDS Junior dos Santos
FM-JH Johny Hendricks
FM-JJ Jon Jones
FM-JM Jim Miller
FM-MM Michael McDonald
FM-MT Miesha Tate
FM-RC Randy Couture
FM-RE Rashad Evans
FM-TF Tony Ferguson
2012 Topps UFC Finest Moments Autograph Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Bloodlines Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 15 fighters; Signed in red ink

PARALLEL CARDS: Black Octa-fractor #/8, Red Refractor 1/1, Printing Plates (4 per card) 1/1

BL-BE Brian Ebersole
BL-BH Ben Henderson
BL-BL Brock Lesnar
BL-BP Bart Palaszewski
BL-BR Bas Rutten
BL-DC Donald Cerrone
BL-JDS Junior dos Santos
BL-JJ Jon Jones
BL-MH Matt Hughes
BL-MM Mark Munoz
BL-MT Miguel Angel Torres
BL-RG Renzo Gracie
BL-SB Stephan Bonnar
BL-YA Yoshihiro Akiyama
BL-YO Yushin Okami
2012 Topps UFC Finest Bloodlines Autograph Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Parallel Bloodlines Dual Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25; Featuring 10 cards

PBDA-AS Jose Aldo
Anderson Silva
PBDA-CC Randy Couture
Ryan Couture
PBDA-EH Frankie Edgar
Matt Hughes
PBDA-HB Dan Hardy
Michael Bisping
PBDA-HS Mark Hominick
Sam Stout
PBDA-OA Yushin Okami
Yoshihiro Akiyama
PBDA-SM Georges St-Pierre
Rory MacDonald
PBDA-SP Krzystof Soszynski
Bart Palaszewski
PBDA-VM Brandon Vera
Mark Munoz
PBDA-VT Cain Velasquez
Miguel Angel Torres
2012 Topps UFC Finest Shared Bloodlines Dual Autograph Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Shared Bloodlines Dual Autograph Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10; Featuring 10 book cards

PBDA-AS Jose Aldo
Anderson Silva
PBDA-CC Randy Couture
Ryan Couture
PBDA-EH Frankie Edgar
Matt Hughes
PBDA-HB Dan Hardy
Michael Bisping
PBDA-HS Mark Hominick
Sam Stout
PBDA-OA Yushin Okami
Yoshihiro Akiyama
PBDA-SM Georges St-Pierre
Rory MacDonald
PBDA-SP Krzystof Sosynski
Bart Palaszewski
PBDA-VM Brandon Vera
Mark Munoz
PBDA-VT Cain Velasquez
Miguel Angel Torres

2012 Topps UFC Finest Fight Mat Jumbo Autographed Relic Set Checklist

Serial Numbered; Featuring 20 cards

FMAR-AB Alan Belcher
FMAR-AS Anderson Silva
FMAR-ASA Alessio Sakara
FMAR-CC Carlos Condit
FMAR-CM Chad Mendes
FMAR-DP Dustin Poirier
FMAR-GS Georges St-Pierre
FMAR-JA Jose Aldo
FMAR-JD Junior dos Santos
FMAR-JL Joe Lauzon
FMAR-JM Jim Miller
FMAR-LM Lyoto Machida
FMAR-ND Nick Diaz
FMAR-NDI Nate Diaz
FMAR-PB Pat Barry
FMAR-RC Randy Couture
FMAR-RE Rashad Evans
FMAR-RM Rory MacDonald
FMAR-VB Vitor Belfort
FMAR-WS Wanderlei Silva

2012 Topps UFC Finest Autographed Jumbo Finest Threads Relic Set Checklist

Serial Numbered; Featuring 30 cards

AFT-AS Anderson Silva
AFT-BH Benson Henderson
AFT-BL Brock Lesnar
AFT-BP BJ Penn
AFT-CL Cung Le
AFT-CLI Chuck Liddell
AFT-CM Chad Mendes
AFT-CS Chael Sonnen
AFT-CV Cain Velasquez
AFT-DC Dominick Cruz
AFT-DCO Daniel Cormier
AFT-FE Frankie Edgar
AFT-FG Forrest Griffin
AFT-FM Frank Mir
AFT-JA Jose Aldo
AFT-JD Junior dos Santos
AFT-JF Jon Fitch
AFT-JJ Jon Jones
AFT-KF Kenny Florian
AFT-LM Lyoto Machida
AFT-MT Miesha Tate
AFT-PD Phil Davis
AFT-RC Randy Couture
AFT-RE Rashad Evans
AFT-RF Rich Franklin
AFT-RG Renzo Gracie
AFT-TB Travis Browne
AFT-UF Urijah Faber
AFT-YA Yoshihiro Akiyama
AFT-YO Yushin Okami
2012 Topps UFC Finest Autograph Jumbo Finest Threads Relic Card Image

2012 Topps UFC Finest Sponsors Autographed Patch Set Checklist

Featuring 10 cards

FSA-AO Alistair Overeem
FSA-AS Alessio Sakara
FSA-CM Chad Mendes
FSA-CS Chael Sonnen
FSA-DP Dustin Poirier
FSA-GM Gilbert Melendez
FSA-JS Jake Shields
FSA-PB Pat Barry
FSA-RB Ryan Bader
FSA-RE Rashad Evans

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2012 Topps UFC Finest marks the return of one of the most popular MMA card brands. As always, collectors can expect a variety of colorful Refractors, and lots of relics and autographs. Every 2012 Topps UFC Finest mini box has an autograph, a jumbo fighter relic and a jumbo mat relic. All autographs and relics are printed on Refractors. Among the bigger pulls in the product are one-of-one relics with pieces of fighter mouth guards, sweepstakes entries autographed by Dana White and redemptions for autographed gloves. 2012 Topps UFC Finest has a 100-card base set.

Product Configuration: 12 packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End MMA Card
Target Audience: MMA Fans, UFC Card Collectors, Refractor Fans, Player/Fighter Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Collectors, Set Builders

2012 Topps UFC Finest Box Break

  • Two Autographs
  • Two Jumbo Fight-Worn Relics
  • Two Jumbo Mat Relics
  • Two Finest Moments
  • Two Bloodlines
  • 60 Total Cards

2012 Topps UFC Finest Product Highlights:

  • 2012 Topps UFC Finest has a 100-card base set.
  • Base set parallels: White Refractor, Blue X-Fractor (#/188), Gold Refractor (#/88), Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • Each mini box of 2012 UFC Finest comes with three hits: an autograph, a jumbo fighter relic and a jumbo mat relic.
  • Finest Moments (25 cards, 1:6) look at specific fighter achievements. Parallels: Blue X-Fractor (#/188), Gold Refractor (#/88), Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • There are lots of MMA lineage in UFC. Famous families are celebrated in Bloodlines (25 cards, 1:6). Parallels: Blue X-Fractor (#/188), Gold Refractor (#/88), Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).

Autographs:

  • Finest Fighter Autographs (35 cards) include both on-card and sticker signatures. Parallels: Gold Refractor (#/25), Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • Thoughts from the Boss (15 cards, #/25) have autographs from both a fighter and UFC head, Dana White. White also shares his feelings on the featured fighter.
  • Finest Moments Autographs (15 cards). Parallels: Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • Bloodlines Autographs (15 cards) are appropriately signed in red ink. Parallels: Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • Shared Bloodlines (10 card, #/25) are dual-signed cards.
  • Finest VIP Pass (#/50) are autographed contest entries. Those that pull one will find White's autograph on the card. They can then use it to enter to win a trip to a UFC event, a pair of tickets and access to a fighter meet-and-greet beforehand.
  • Autographed Glove Redemptions (25 cards).
  • All autographs feature Refractor technology.

Relic Cards:

  • Grill Gear Relics are one-of-one cards with a piece of a fighter's match-used mouth guard.
  • Jumbo Finest Threads (30 cards, 1:6) have an over-sized piece of fight-worn gear. Parallels: Blue X-Fractor (#/188), Gold Refractor (#/88), Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • Finest Fight Jumbo Mat Relic Card (30 cards, 1:6) have a massive piece of an Octagon mat. Parallels: Black Octa-Fractor (#/8), Printing Plates, Red Refractors (1/1).
  • All relic cards come on Refractor stock.

Autographed Relics:

  • Finest Fight Mat Jumbo Autograph (20 cards, numbered) are signed directly on the canvas.
  • Autographed Jumbo Finest Threads Relic Card (30 cards, numbered) mix fight-worn relics and signatures.
  • Finest Sponsors Autographed Patch Card (10 cards, numbered) have a patch from a UFC sponsor, such as TapouT alongside a fighter's signature.
  • Shared Bloodlines Dual Autograph Relics (10 cards, #/10).
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Product Review

2012 Topps UFC Finest Product Review

Reviewed by Kerwin Leong

Good: You are guaranteed six hits per box, which gives you two autographs, two jumbo relics, and two jumbo mat relics. Some highlights of the autograph checklist includes Randy Couture, Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, and even Dana White. The base and inserts have a solid glossy design that showcase amazing photography from inside the Octagon. I love the look and design of the Autograph Jumbo Thread Relics and Thoughts From The Boss Dual Autographs. Great innovation for the Grill Gear Relics which has a fighter's piece of a fight-used mouthpiece on the card itself. There are also Autograph Glove Redemption cards and Dana White Autograph VIP Pass Redemption cards that can be redeemed to win a trip for two to a live UFC event, complete with a fighter meet and greet. MMA collectors should love this product.

Bad: Like any product, the autographs and relics can be hit or miss. For such a premium product such as Finest, you really don't expect to see some of the lower-tier MMA fighters among your hits. Many of the autographs are also stickers. You only get 60 cards per box. This means it will take several boxes to put together the 100-card base set. There are no base cards of Ronda Rousey, but she does have her first autograph card.

The Bottom Line: 2012 Topps UFC Finest is a premium MMA product that cost around $90 per master box at its time of release. This is very reasonable, especially compared to other products with similar configurations. With six hits per box, the end results can be rewarding with so many autographs of top fighters included in the product. The overall design of this product definitely lives up to the Finest brand and reputation. There is a reason why Finest is always one of the most anticipated products each year.

Staff Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Card Design: 5.0/5.0

The base cards have a solid glossy design and puts the sole emphasis on the fighter in the center of the card. The card photography showcase action shots, fighter poses, and victory celebrations. The fighter's first name, last name, and weight class are at the bottom center of the card. There are six different parallel variations: White Refractor, Blue X-Fractor, Gold Refractor, Black Octa-Fractor, Red Refractor, and Printing Plate.

Finest Moments and Bloodlines are the two basic insert sets of 2012 Topps UFC Finest. Finest Moments has 25 fighters and spotlights the fighter's top MMA accomplishments. Bloodlines is a 25-card set that shows the country the fighter comes from.

The Jumbo Mat Relics have a large swatch of the actual mat which is bordered around an octagon. The Jumbo Finest Threads Relics have a large swatch of fighter-worn gear embedded on the right side of the card. The Fighter Autographs, Finest Moments Autographs, and Bloodlines Autographs are basically like the basic versions of the card with a sticker signature on the front.

The two dual autograph designs are Thoughts From The Boss and Parallel Bloodlines. Thoughts From The Boss has 15 cards with an autograph of Dana White and another fighter. Parallel Bloodlines has ten cards and highlights fighters from the same country. This dual autograph set also has a card of MMA Legend Randy Couture and his son Ryan Couture. The Jumbo Mat Relics, Jumbo Threads Relics, and Parallel Bloodlines also come with autograph versions.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

The base set is comprised of 100 cards. This is the same count as the last Topps UFC product, 2012 Topps UFC Knockout. This product has a mixture of current fighters from UFC and Strikeforce. There are no retired legends or UFC personalities, though. Topps has to balance their UFC product to include cards from the always-growing UFC roster, so there are some people who should be included that won't have cards in every release. If they are focusing on current fighters, it is odd that they only included one female fighter: Miesha Tate. Rounda Rousey is nowhere to be found in the base set, but at least has an autograph.

One highlight of the 2012 Topps UFC Finest checklist is that majority of the top recent UFC stars have autographs. These include Jose Aldo, Randy Couture, Urijah Faber, Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, Ronda Rousey, Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Cain Velasquez, and Dana White.

Value: 5.0/5.0

2012 Topps UFC Finest master boxes cost around $90 when it first came out. These master boxes have two mini boxes, each of which has six packs of five cards. Each mini box contains an autograph, a Jumbo Fighter-Worn Relic, and a Jumbo Mat Relic. Out of the 60 cards in our box, we pulled 38 Base Cards, eight White Refractors, two Blue X-Fractors, two Gold Refractors, two Bloodlines, two Finest Moments, two Autographs, two Finest Threads, and two Mat Relics. Considering this is a premium product, there is a lot of value. The rewards far exceed the risks.

The Fun Factor: 5.0/5.0

Topps has made another amazing UFC product that introduces different designs and innovations. 2012 Topps UFC Finest can be seen as one of the company's top products. There is an abundance of great card designs in the set. The different autographs, relics, and parallels should keep set builders busy buying and trading. While there are stickers on a lot of the autographs, they come in different combinations, which helps. The redemption cards for Autograph Gloves and VIP Passes to a live UFC Event cap a stellar release.

2012 Topps UFC Finest, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2012-08-28T13:01:21+00:00 rating 4.8 out of 5

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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