2014 Topps UFC Champions Trading Cards

2014 Topps UFC Champions Trading Cards

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Most UFC trading card products either cost a fair amount or they're hits-focused products that don't have a lot of cards. 2014 Topps UFC Champions takes an opposite approach. While boxes still come with five autographs or memorabilia cards, they also have a more reasonable price tag and a configuration suitable for set builders.

2014 Topps UFC Champions focuses on more than 20 years of MMA history. It spotlights both current and past champions as well as some of the sport's rising stars. The base set comes with 200 cards. Parallels include Silver, Black (#/188), Blue (#/88), Gold Championship Predictor (#/25), Red (#/8) and Platinum (1/1). Parallels combine to fall one per pack.

As you might guess from the name, the Gold Championship Predictors have an interactive element to them. If you have the card of one of the UFC title holders on January 1, 2015, you can enter to win an autographed replica belt signed by that champion.

2014 Topps UFC Champions has two basic insert sets. Fight Night Highlights spotlights some of the biggest Octagon wins and knockouts. The theme continues with Autograph (#/25) and Dual Autograph (#/10) versions. Octagon Greats honors 25 of the UFC's all-time greatest fighters. Select cards have autographed parallels (#/25).

The signature list continues with Fighter Autographs, which has a checklist of more than 30 cards. As with previous Topps UFC sets, first-time signers have a special designation. Parallels include Red Ink (#/15), Red (#/8) and Platinum (1/1).

Championship Lineage Dual Autographs (#/10) feature signatures from two fighters who have held the same belt.

Memorabilia options are kept fairly simple. Fight Mat Relics come with pieces of event-used canvas embedded in them. Parallels come in the form of Gold (#/25), Red (#/8) and Platinum (1/1). Autographed Jumbo Fight Mat Relics (#/25) come with over-sized canvas pieces.

Fighter Relics have swatches of shorts and shirts worn by the subjects. Like the Fight Mat Relics, parallels are Gold (#/25), Red (#/8) and Platinum (1/1). Fighter Autographed Relics cards are numbered to 25 and have Red (#/8) and Platinum (1/1) parallels.

Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 9 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End MMA Card
Target Audience: UFC Fans, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders

2014 Topps UFC Champions Box Break

  • 5 Total Autographs and Memorabilia Cards
  • 20 Parallels
  • 180 Total Cards

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Set Checklist

2014 Topps UFC Champions Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Silver, Black #/188, Blue #/88 (Hobby), Gold Champions Predictor #/25, Red #/8, Platinum 1/1

1 Royce Gracie
2 Dylan Andrews
3 Takeya Mizugaki
4 Dennis Bermudez
5 Rustam Khabilov
6 Thiago Alves
7 Ryan LaFlare
8 Junior Dos Santos
9 Jessica Andrade
10 Julianna Pena
11 Alan Patrick
12 Benson Henderson
13 Chris Beal
14 Hector Lombard
15 James Te Huna
16 Hatsu Hioki
17 Kelvin Gastelum
18 Akira Corassani
19 Jessamyn Duke
20 Al Iaquinta
21 Pat Healy
22 Gian Villante
23 Carlos Condit
24 Jared Rosholt
25 Cain Velasquez
26 Lorenz Larkin
27 Nikita Krylov
28 Anthony Pettis
29 Gabriel Gonzaga
30 Rafael Cavalcante
31 Francis Carmont
32 Conor McGregor
33 Mike Pyle
34 Daron Cruickshank
35 Amanda Nunes
36 Uriah Hall
37 Shogun Rua
38 Nik Lentz
39 Renan Barao
40 Lyoto Machida
41 Yoel Romero
42 Miesha Tate
43 Brendan Schaub
44 Raphael Assuncao
45 Demian Maia
46 Erick Silva
47 Michael Johnson
48 Chael Sonnen
49 Dustin Ortiz
50 Adlan Amagov
51 Jim Miller
52 Cole Miller
53 Elias Silverio
54 Norman Parke
55 Michael Bisping
56 Gunnar Nelson
57 Peggy Morgan
58 Tim Kennedy
59 Vitor Belfort
60 Rafael dos Anjos
61 Ricardo Lamas
62 Fabio Maldonado
63 Ilir Latifi
64 Dennis Siver
65 TJ Dillashaw
66 Edson Barboza
67 Frank Mir
68 Matt Mitrione
69 Luke Rockhold
70 Michael McDonald
71 Jake Ellenberger
72 Scott Jorgensen
73 Mark Munoz
74 TJ Grant
75 Dustin Poirier
76 Ronda Rousey
77 Diego Sanchez
78 Gilbert Melendez
79 Zach Makovsky
80 Kyle Noke
81 Darren Elkins
82 Phil Davis
83 Chris Weidman
84 Joe Lauzon
85 Brad Pickett
86 Erik Perez
87 Khabib Nurmagomedov
88 Urijah Faber
89 Ryan Bader
90 Josh Thomson
91 Bethe Correia
92 Ali Bagautinov
93 Johny Hendricks
94 Stipe Miocic
95 Donald Cerrone
96 Tatsuya Kawajiri
97 Cat Zingano
98 Joseph Benavidez
99 Nate Diaz
100 Georges St-Pierre
101 Anthony Perosh
102 Louis Gaudinot
103 Josh Samman
104 Ian McCall
105 Alex Garcia
106 Jessica Eye
107 Jose Aldo
108 Frankie Edgar
109 Matt Brown
110 Cezar Ferreira
111 Stephen Thompson
112 Tony Ferguson
113 Hyun Gyu Lim
114 Robbie Lawler
115 Rory MacDonald
116 Sara McMann
117 Charles Oliveira
118 Patrick Cote
119 Liz Carmouche
120 Gegard Mousasi
121 Jimi Manuwa
122 Bobby Green
123 BJ Penn
124 John Makdessi
125 Jason High
126 Wanderlei Silva
127 Bryan Caraway
128 Daniel Cormier
129 Jorge Masvidal
130 Fabricio Werdum
131 Travis Browne
132 Jon Jones
133 Sarah Kaufman
134 Alex White
135 Tim Boetsch
136 John Moraga
137 Matt Hughes
138 Eddie Wineland
139 Ovince Saint Preux
140 Alexander Gustafsson
141 Chad Mendes
142 Glover Teixeira
143 Thales Leites
144 Jordan Mein
145 Alex Caceres
146 Francisco Rivera
147 Shawn Jordan
148 Chan Sung Jung
149 John Dodson
150 Erik Koch
151 Alistair Overeem
152 Jacare Souza
153 Tyron Woodley
154 Iuri Alcantara
155 Derek Brunson
156 Demetrious Johnson
157 Antonio Silva
158 Clay Guida
159 Mark Hunt
160 John Howard
161 Rashad Evans
162 Soa Palelei
163 Jussier Formiga
164 Melvin Guillard
165 Steven Siler
166 Leonardo Santos
167 Anderson Silva
168 Dominick Cruz
169 Tarec Saffiedine
170 Michael Chiesa
171 Isaac Vallie-Flagg
172 Sergio Pettis
173 Anthony Johnson
174 Justin Scoggins
175 Cub Swanson
176 Alexis Davis
177 Dan Henderson
178 Josh Barnett
179 Raquel Pennington
180 KJ Noons
181 Dong Hyun Kim
182 Mike Easton
183 Forrest Griffin
184 Rodrigo Damm
185 Clint Hester
186 Jamie Varner
187 Diego Brandao
188 CB Dollaway
189 Roy Nelson
190 Luke Barnatt
191 Myles Jury
192 Minotauro Nogueira
193 Vaughan Lee
194 Tom Niinimaki
195 Brandon Thatch
196 Nico Musoke
197 Brad Tavares
198 Jeremy Stephens
199 Ross Pearson
200 Chuck Liddell

Base Nickname Variations Set Checklist

This is a work in progress. View a full guide here.

8 Junior Dos Santos
28 Anthony Pettis
55 Michael Bisping
95 Donald Cerrone
100 Georges St-Pierre
126 Wanderlei Silva
148 Chang Sung Jung
181 Dong Hyun Kim
189 Roy Nelson
200 Chuck Liddell
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Autographs Set Checklist

49 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Ink #/15 (Hobby), Red #/8, Platinum 1/1

CFA-AG Alexander Gustafsson
CFA-AP Anthony Pettis
CFA-AS Anderson Silva
CFA-BC Bryan Caraway
CFA-BH Benson Henderson
CFA-BT Brandon Thatch
CFA-CC Carlos Condit
CFA-CM Cole Miller
CFA-CSO Chael Sonnen
CFA-CSW Cub Swanson
CFA-CV Cain Velasquez
CFA-CW Chris Weidman
CFA-DBR Diego Brandao
CFA-DC Dominick Cruz
CFA-DH Dan Henderson
CFA-DJ Demetrious Johnson
CFA-DM Demian Maia
CFA-DS Dennis Siver
CFA-EB Edson Barboza
CFA-GM Gilbert Melendez
CFA-JD Jessamyn Duke
CFA-JEL Jake Ellenberger
CFA-JEY Jessica Eye
CFA-JH Johny Hendricks
CFA-JJ Jon Jones
CFA-JL Joe Lauzon
CFA-JP Julianna Pena
CFA-JT Josh Thomson
CFA-KN Khabib Nurmagomedov
CFA-LL Lorenz Larkin
CFA-LM Lyoto Machida
CFA-LR Luke Rockhold
CFA-MM Mark Munoz
CFA-OS Ovince Saint Preux
CFA-RB Renan Barao
CFA-RM Rory MacDonald
CFA-RR Ronda Rousey
CFA-SJ Shawn Jordan
CFA-SK Sarah Kaufman
CFA-SM Stipe Miocic
CFA-SPA Soa Palelei
CFA-ST Stephen Thompson
CFA-TB Travis Browne
CFA-TK Tatsuya Kawajiri
CFA-TS Tarec Saffiedine
CFA-UF Urijah Faber
CFA-UH Uriah Hall
CFA-YR Yoel Romero
CFA-ZM Zach Makovsky

Autographed Relics Set Checklist

35 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/8, Platinum 1/1

FAR-AN Amanda Nunes
FAR-AP Anthony Pettis
FAR-AS Anderson Silva
FAR-BP BJ Penn
FAR-BT Brandon Thatch
FAR-CC Carlos Condit
FAR-CSO Chael Sonnen
FAR-CV Cain Velasquez
FAR-CW Chris Weidman
FAR-DC Dominick Cruz
FAR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
FAR-DM Demian Maia
FAR-EP Erik Perez
FAR-EW Eddie Wineland
FAR-FE Frankie Edgar
FAR-GS Georges St-Pierre
FAR-GT Glover Teixeira
FAR-JB Josh Barnett
FAR-JH Johny Hendricks
FAR-JJ Jon Jones
FAR-KN Khabib Nurmagomedov
FAR-MJ Myles Jury
FAR-MMI Matt Mitrione
FAR-MMU Mark Munoz
FAR-MT Miesha Tate
FAR-PD Phil Davis
FAR-RD Rafael dos Anjos
FAR-RM Rory MacDonald
FAR-RR Ronda Rousey
FAR-SM Stipe Miocic
FAR-SP Soa Palelei
FAR-TB Travis Browne
FAR-TD TJ Dillashaw
FAR-UF Urijah Faber
FAR-ZM Zach Makovsky

Autographed Jumbo Fight Mat Relics Set Checklist

20 cards
Serial Numbered #/25
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/8, Platinum 1/1

AJFMR-CS Cub Swanson
AJFMR-CV Cain Velasquez
AJFMR-CW Chris Weidman
AJFMR-DC Daniel Cormier
AJFMR-GM Gilbert Melendez
AJFMR-GS Georges St-Pierre
AJFMR-GT Glover Teixeira
AJFMR-JDO Junior Dos Santos
AJFMR-JDU Jessamyn Duke
AJFMR-JJ Jon Jones
AJFMR-JM Jim Miller
AJFMR-JP Julianna Pena
AJFMR-KN Khabib Nurmagomedov
AJFMR-MM Mark Munoz
AJFMR-RM Rory MacDonald
AJFMR-RR Ronda Rousey
AJFMR-SJ Shawn Jordan
AJFMR-SM Stipe Miocic
AJFMR-TB Travis Browne
AJFMR-TD TJ Dillashaw

Champions Single Belt Manufactured Relic Set Checklist

25 cards

CB-1 Georges St-Pierre
CB-2 Anderson Silva
CB-3 Ronda Rousey
CB-4 Cain Velasquez
CB-5 Frank Mir
CB-6 Junior Dos Santos
CB-7 Vitor Belfort
CB-8 Chuck Liddell
CB-9 Jon Jones
CB-10 Forrest Griffin
CB-11 Shogun Rua
CB-12 Chris Weidman
CB-13 TJ Dillashaw
CB-14 BJ Penn
CB-15 Matt Hughes
CB-16 Frankie Edgar
CB-17 Benson Henderson
CB-18 Anthony Pettis
CB-19 Jose Aldo
CB-20 Dominick Cruz
CB-21 Renan Barao
CB-22 Demetrious Johnson
CB-23 Mark Coleman
CB-24 Brock Lesnar
CB-25 Lyoto Machida

Champions Full Belt Manufactured Relic Set Checklist

25 cards

CFB-1 Georges St-Pierre
CFB-2 Anderson Silva
CFB-3 Ronda Rousey
CFB-4 Cain Velasquez
CFB-5 Frank Mir
CFB-6 Junior Dos Santos
CFB-7 Vitor Belfort
CFB-8 Chuck Liddell
CFB-9 Jon Jones
CFB-10 Forrest Griffin
CFB-11 Shogun Rua
CFB-12 Chris Weidman
CFB-13 TJ Dillashaw
CFB-14 BJ Penn
CFB-15 Matt Hughes
CFB-16 Frankie Edgar
CFB-17 Benson Henderson
CFB-18 Anthony Pettis
CFB-19 Jose Aldo
CFB-20 Dominick Cruz
CFB-21 Renan Barao
CFB-22 Demetrious Johnson
CFB-23 Mark Coleman
CFB-24 Brock Lesnar
CFB-25 Lyoto Machida

Championship Lineage Dual Autographs Set Checklist

5 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

CLDA-BC Dominick Cruz
CLDA-BC Renan Barao
CLDA-HS Johny Hendricks
CLDA-HS Georges St-Pierre
CLDA-JR Shogun Rua
CLDA-JR Jon Jones
CLDA-SF Anderson Silva
CLDA-SF Rich Franklin
CLDA-VC Cain Velasquez
CLDA-VC Mark Coleman

Fight Poster Review Set Checklist

25 cards

FPR-UFC 10 UFC 10
FPR-UFC 18 UFC 18
FPR-UFC 35 UFC 35
FPR-UFC 36 UFC 36
FPR-UFC 42 UFC 42
FPR-UFC 45 UFC 45
FPR-UFC 53 UFC 53
FPR-UFC 76 UFC 76
FPR-UFC 83 UFC 83
FPR-UFC 88 UFC 88
FPR-UFC 144 UFC 144
FPR-UFC 154 UFC 154
FPR-UFC 155 UFC 155
FPR-UFC 156 UFC 156
FPR-UFC 157 UFC 157
FPR-UFC 158 UFC 158
FPR-UFC 167 UFC 167
FPR-UFC 168 UFC 168
FPR-UFC 169 UFC 169
FPR-UFC 170 UFC 170
FPR-UFC 171 UFC 171
FPR-UFC on Fox 7 UFC on Fox 7
FPR-UFC on Fuel TV 6 UFC on Fuel TV 6
FPR-UFN 26 Ultimate Fight Night 26
FPR-UFN 36 Ultimate Fight Night 36

Fight of the Night Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

FNHA-AB Alan Belcher
FNHA-AS101 Anderson Silva
FNHA-CV Cain Velasquez
FNHA-CW Chris Weidman
FNHA-FM Frank Mir
FNHA-JH Johny Hendricks
FNHA-JM Jim Miller
FNHA-RE Rashad Evans
FNHA-RF Rich Franklin
FNHA-ST Stephen Thompson

Fight Night Highlights Set Checklist

25 cards

FNH-AB Alan Belcher
FNH-AS Anderson Silva
FNH-AS2 Anderson Silva
FNH-BL Brock Lesnar
FNH-CJ Chan Sung Jung
FNH-CL Chuck Liddell
FNH-CV Cain Velasquez
FNH-CW Chris Weidman
FNH-DH Dan Henderson
FNH-FM Frank Mir
FNH-GSP Georges St-Pierre
FNH-JDS Junior Dos Santos
FNH-JH Johny Hendricks
FNH-JJ Jon Jones
FNH-JL Joe Lauzon
FNH-JM Jim Miller
FNH-LM Lyoto Machida
FNH-MN Minotauro Nogueira
FNH-RE Rashad Evans
FNH-RF Rich Franklin
FNH-RR Ronda Rousey
FNH-SR Shogun Rua
FNH-ST Stephen Thompson
FNH-TB Travis Browne
FNH-VB Vitor Belfort

Fight Night Highlights Dual Autographs Set Checklist

5 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

FNHDA-BR Renan Barao
FNHDA-BR Brad Pickett
FNHDA-DU Urijah Faber
FNHDA-DU Dominick Cruz
FNHDA-GJ Johny Hendricks
FNHDA-GJ Georges St-Pierre
FNHDA-MB BJ Penn
FNHDA-MB Matt Hughes
FNHDA-SD Dan Henderson
FNHDA-SD Shogun Rua

Octagon Greats Set Checklist

25 cards

OG-AP Anthony Pettis
OG-AS Anderson Silva
OG-BJP BJ Penn
OG-CL Chuck Liddell
OG-CV Cain Velasquez
OG-CW Chris Weidman
OG-DH Dan Henderson
OG-DJ Demetrious Johnson
OG-FE Frankie Edgar
OG-FG Forrest Griffin
OG-GSP Georges St-Pierre
OG-JA Jose Aldo
OG-JDS Junior Dos Santos
OG-JH Johny Hendricks
OG-JJ Jon Jones
OG-LM Lyoto Machida
OG-MC Mark Coleman
OG-MH Matt Hughes
OG-RB Renan Barao
OG-RF Rich Franklin
OG-RG Royce Gracie
OG-RR Ronda Rousey
OG-SR Shogun Rua
OG-UF Urijah Faber
OG-VB Vitor Belfort

Octagon Greats Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

OGAP-AP Anthony Pettis
OGAP-AS Anderson Silva
OGAP-BP BJ Penn
OGAP-CV Cain Velasquez
OGAP-CW Chris Weidman
OGAP-DJ Demetrious Johnson
OGAP-GS Georges St-Pierre
OGAP-JJ Jon Jones
OGAP-RB Renan Barao
OGAP-RR Ronda Rousey

Relics Set Checklist

40 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25, Red #/8, Platinum 1/1

CFR-AG Alexander Gustafsson
CFR-AP Anthony Pettis
CFR-AS Anderson Silva
CFR-BP BJ Penn
CFR-CC Carlos Condit
CFR-CM Chad Mendes
CFR-CS Chael Sonnen
CFR-CV Cain Velasquez
CFR-CW Chris Weidman
CFR-CZ Cat Zingano
CFR-DC Daniel Cormier
CFR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
CFR-FE Frankie Edgar
CFR-GM Gilbert Melendez
CFR-GT Glover Teixeira
CFR-HL Hector Lombard
CFR-JB Joseph Benavidez
CFR-JEL Jake Ellenberger
CFR-JH Johny Hendricks
CFR-JJ Jon Jones
CFR-JS Jacare Souza
CFR-KG Kelvin Gastelum
CFR-KN Khabib Nurmagomedov
CFR-LR Luke Rockhold
CFR-MBI Michael Bisping
CFR-MH Matt Hughes
CFR-MJ Myles Jury
CFR-MM Mark Munoz
CFR-MT Miesha Tate
CFR-ND Nate Diaz
CFR-PD Phil Davis
CFR-RD Rafael dos Anjos
CFR-RG Royce Gracie
CFR-RL Ricardo Lamas
CFR-RM Rory MacDonald
CFR-SM Stipe Miocic
CFR-ST Stephen Thompson
CFR-TB Travis Browne
CFR-TW Tyron Woodley
CFR-UF Urijah Faber

Mat Relics Set Checklist

25 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25, Red #/8, Platinum 1/1

FMR-AO Alistair Overeem
FMR-AT Abel Trujillo
FMR-CSW Cub Swanson
FMR-CW Chris Weidman
FMR-DC Daniel Cormier
FMR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
FMR-GT Glover Teixeira
FMR-JA Jose Aldo
FMR-JD Jessamyn Duke
FMR-JJN Jon Jones
FMR-JJO Jon Jones
FMR-JM Jim Miller
FMR-JP Julianna Pena
FMR-LM Lyoto Machida
FMR-MH Mark Hunt
FMR-MJ Myles Jury
FMR-ND Nate Diaz
FMR-RB Renan Barao
FMR-RE Rashad Evans
FMR-RM Rory MacDonald
FMR-RR Ronda Rousey
FMR-TB Travis Browne
FMR-TD TJ Dillashaw
FMR-UF Urijah Faber
FMR-ZM Zach Makovsky

Product Review

2014 Topps UFC Champions Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Five hits per box, overall good photography, larger checklist for set collectors.

Bad: Plain design, sticker autographs, mostly unnumbered hits, thin stock that is prone to chipping.

The Bottom Line: In what has been a market geared mostly to the high end, 2014 Topps UFC Champions is a new mid-level release that includes five hits but still offers something substantial for set collectors. A boring design, cheap card stock and sicker autographs keep it from becoming a breakout hit, but the basic format works and could be great with a few tweaks.

Staff Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.5/5.0

One clear positive for the product is the photography. The base set includes a lot of action shots, with many featuring active fighting. The remainder showcase celebratory images for fighters. Only Octagon Greats goes the posed-image route.

When it comes to the card design, there is really a lot of room for improvement. Heavy on gray with white text, the base cards feel flat. One positive is the slight gloss that gives the base design some depth. Although the parallels were not incredibly common or colorful, the slight difference was a nice change. However, the unnumbered Silver parallel is quite hard to differentiate from the base cards.

Gold Champions Predictors are notable parallels as they immediately stand out based on their coloring and background design and also offer a chance at a signed replica UFC championship belt. If the fighter in question is the current champion of their specific fighting class on 12/31/14, the redeemed card is entered for a chance at the signed belt.

Although it is certainly not a new concept in collecting, collectors who enjoy pouring over card backs will find the Twitter handles for most fighters, in addition to basic stats and a short blurb.

The remainder of the product is fairly consistent with the gray border and white text. This continuity would normally be a good thing for brand strength, but it just seemed to further the one-note design. Octagon Greats was the one lone design difference in the box. A posed image and stone background made for a nice and simple insert. Bullet points on the back cover career highlights for each fighter.

Five hits sounds like a good haul, but unnumbered sticker autographs and ambiguous penny-sized relics do not usually excite collectors. Only the Fight Mat Relics made specific reference as to the provenance of the relic found within.

Checklist: 3.75/5.0

With a 200-card base set and several inserts, 2014 Topps UFC Champions offers significant coverage for both male and female fighters. With nearly 50 autograph subjects to pick from, UFC collectors will likely be happy with the variety.

The larger base set may seem like a tough task, but with 200 cards per box it should be fairly easy to make a complete base set with two boxes.

I did not pull any in my box, but the Nickname Variations provide a simple and relevant chase for collectors.

Value: 2.5/5.0

While five hits sounds like good value based on the current $70 to $80 that boxes are commanding, the stickers and small relics of unknown origin make that less appealing and valuable. With very few hits that can actually pay for a box, the value for 2014 Topps UFC Champions falls more to the little things like design and collectibility. Unfortunately, that is the main area where the product comes up short and it feels more more like a low-end release with a few hits added in.

The Fun Factor: 3.25/5.0

The very act of opening a fresh box of cards should be fun. Despite this, I found myself quickly bored of the design and that did take away some of the fun. The large quantity of cards found in each box does offer something to revisit, but most collectors would still prefer quality versus the later. Still, with five hits the excitement is there, and that increases the fun even if nothing big emerges from the packs.

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2014 Topps UFC Champions Trading Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2014-10-13T11:35:50+00:00 rating 3.0 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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