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2015 Topps UFC Chronicles Trading Cards - Review Added

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Given the name, it should not be surprising that 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles goes deep into the past and present of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Each hobby box features five total hits and a large amount of inserts and parallels.

The 300-card base set is quite large for a UFC product and goes well with the 40-card packs. Averaging five per pack, the parallels include Silver, Green (#/288), Black and White (#/188), Gold (#/88), Red (#/8) and Sepia (1/1).

Collectors can find several autograph options in 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles. Chronicles Autographs feature 50+ fighters and UFC personalities with additional variety present in Red (#/8) and Sepia (1/1) parallels. Octagon of Honor showcases the truly elite of the sport's history and are numbered to 25. Also limited to 25 copies, Victorious Debut and Fighting Legacy Dual Autographs offer more signed choices.

Combining a signature with a piece of fighter-worn relic, several autograph relics are also available. Chronicles Autographs Relics utilize a vertical layout and include 30+ fighters along with Red (#/8) and Sepia (1/1) parallels. The Autographed Jumbo Fight Mat Relics insert is exactly as it sounds with a sticker autograph and oversized piece of canvas.  Numbered to ten, Fighting Legacy Dual Autograph Relics double the signers and relics.

Closing out the hit options in 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles, relics come as either fighter-worn or manufactured. Chronicles Relics include up to 40 fighters with fighter-worn pieces. Red (#/8) and Sepia (1/1) parallels are also available. Chronicles Dual Relics pairs two fighters and relics on the same card and Jumbo Fight Mat Relics opt for large canvas pieces. Lastly, Victorious Debut Manufactured Medallions average one per case and highlight the fighter's method of victory in their first match with a special commemorative medallion.

Not just about the autographs and relics, inserts are plentiful in the release. Four main inserts are available and they average three per pack. Victorious Debut returns from 2009 UFC Round 1 with new fighters that began their careers as winners. Octagon of Honor includes up to 15 all-time greats of UFC, including Hall of Fame members, title holders, The Ultimate Fighter winners and record breakers. Finally, Climbing the Ranks focuses on the future and Fight Poster Review features mini versions of notable fight posters from the past.

2015 Topps UFC Chronicles also looks back in a tangible way with a mix of buybacks. This includes single cards with foil stamps and redemptions for full boxes, packs and sets from previous Topps UFC products.

Release Date: 2/3/2016
Product Configuration: 40 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 6 boxes per case
Price Point: Mid-End MMA Card
Target Audience: UFC Fans, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors

2015 Topps UFC Knockout Box Break

  • 5 Total Autographs or Relics
  • 50 Parallels
  • 30 Inserts
  • 400 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2015 Topps UFC Chronicles Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

275 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver, Green #/288, Black and White #/188, Gold #/88, Red #/8, Sepia 1/1
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1 Royce Gracie
2 Gracie vs Jimmerson
3 Dan Severn
4 Royce Gracie
5 Don Frye
6 Vitor Belfort
7 Dan Henderson
8 Matt Hughes
9 Andrei Arlovski
10 Jens Pulver
11 BJ Penn
12 Robbie Lawler
13 Rich Franklin
14 Nick Diaz
15 Georges St-Pierre
16 Patrick Côté
17 The Ultimate Fighter 1
18 Forrest Griffin
19 Forrest Griffin
20 Stephan Bonnar
21 Rich Franklin
22 Diego Sanchez
23 Hughes vs Trigg II
24 Nate Marquardt
25 Thiago Alves
26 Chael Sonnen
27 Keith Jardine
28 Rashad Evans
29 Rashad Evans
30 Joe Stevenson
31 Ludwig vs Goulet
32 Michael Bisping
33 Michael Bisping
34 Arianny Celeste
35 Anderson Silva
36 Martin Kampmann
37 Joe Lauzon
38 Clay Guida
39 Thales Leites
40 Mirko Cro Cop
41 Rampage Jackson
42 Frankie Edgar
43 Lyoto Machida
44 Roan Carneiro
45 St-Pierre vs Serra
46 Fabricio Werdum
47 Dennis Siver
48 Anthony Johnson
49 Cole Miller
50 Nate Diaz
51 Gray Maynard
52 Nate Diaz
53 Gray Maynard
54 Minotauro Nogueira
55 Rampage vs Henderson
56 Maurício Shogun Rua
57 Demian Maia
58 Bisping vs Evans
59 Ben Saunders
60 Soa Palelei
61 Tim Boetsch
62 Silva vs Henderson
63 Cain Velasquez
64 Shane Carwin
65 Matt Brown
66 CB Dollaway
67 Amir Sadollah
68 CB Dollaway
69 Dan Miller
70 Fitch vs Larson
71 Jim Miller
72 Baron vs Miller
73 Junior Dos Santos
74 Rafael dos Anjos
75 Ryan Bader
76 Tom Lawlor
77 Efrain Escudero
78 Ryan Bader
79 Mark Muñoz
80 Carlos Condit
81 Brian Stann
82 TJ Grant
83 Ross Pearson
84 Ross Pearson
85 Johny Hendricks
86 Todd Duffee
87 Jake Ellenberger
88 John Howard
89 Nik Lentz
90 Ben Rothwell
91 Alexander Gustafsson
92 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
93 Matt Mitrione
94 Roy Nelson
95 Rory MacDonald
96 Darren Elkins
97 Renzo Gracie
98 Travis Browne
99 Brad Tavares
100 Court McGee
101 Chris Camozzi
102 Court McGee
103 Lesnar vs Carwin
104 Charles Oliveira
105 Silva vs Sonnen
106 Rafael Natal
107 Mark Hunt
108 Fábio Maldonado
109 Edson Barboza
110 José Aldo
111 John Makdessi
112 Dominick Cruz
113 UFC and WEC merge
114 Dustin Poirier
115 Chris Cariaso
116 Demetrious Johnson
117 Donald Cerrone
118 Norifumi Yamamoto
119 Chad Mendes
120 Chris Weidman
121 Takeya Mizugaki
122 Joseph Benavidez
123 Urijah Faber
124 Costas Philippou
125 St-Pierre vs Shields
126 Benson Henderson
127 José Aldo
128 Renan Barão
129 Ramsey Nijem
130 Scott Jorgensen
131 Anthony Pettis
132 Tony Ferguson
133 Tony Ferguson
134 Ricardo Lamas
135 Dominick Cruz
136 Eddie Wineland
137 Erick Silva
138 Iuri Alcântara
139 Stipe Miocic
140 Edgar vs Maynard
141 Cub Swanson
142 Rua vs Henderson
143 TJ Dillashaw
144 John Dodson
145 Bryan Caraway
146 Dennis Bermudez
147 Diego Brandao
148 Diego Brandao
149 John Dodson
150 Mitch Clarke
151 Alistair Overeem
152 Khabib Nurmagomedov
153 Max Holloway
154 Stephen Thompson
155 Tim Means
156 Ian McCall
157 Shawn Jordan
158 Brad Pickett
159 John Lineker
160 Glover Teixeira
161 Antonio Silva
162 Myles Jury
163 Daron Cruickshank
164 Al Iaquinta
165 Erik Perez
166 Michael Chiesa
167 Michael Chiesa
168 Francisco Trinaldo
169 Alcântara vs Dias
170 Hector Lombard
171 Demetrious Johnson
172 Gunnar Nelson
173 Jimi Manuwa
174 Jussier Formiga
175 Anderson Silva
176 Rustam Khabilov
177 Derek Brunson
178 Tyron Woodley
179 Ronda Rousey
180 Liz Carmouche
181 Neil Magny
182 Rousey vs Carmouche
183 Jordan Mein
184 Ryan LaFlare
185 Conor McGregor
186 Cat Zingano
187 Miesha Tate
188 Uriah Hall
189 Kelvin Gastelum
190 Josh Samman
191 Kelvin Gastelum
192 Daniel Cormier
193 Yoel Romero
194 Gilbert Melendez
195 Jorge Masvidal
196 Sara McMann
197 Ovince Saint Preux
198 Gian Villante
199 Ronaldo Jacaré Souza
200 Luke Rockhold
201 Leonardo Silva dos Santos
202 Alexis Davis
203 Tim Kennedy
204 Jessica Andrade
205 Amanda Nunes
206 Thiago Santos
207 James Vick
208 Nikita Krylov
209 Ali Bagautinov
210 Jessica Eye
211 Sarah Kaufman
212 Kyoji Horiguchi
213 Santiago Ponzinibbio
214 Sergio Pettis
215 St-Pierre vs Hendricks
216 Jared Rosholt
217 Raquel Pennington
218 Jessamyn Duke
219 Julianna Peña
220 Chris Holdsworth
221 Julianna Peña
222 Bethe Correia
223 Zach Makovsky
224 Tarec Saffiedine
225 Beneil Dariush
226 Albert Tumenov
227 Aljamain Sterling
228 Patrick Cummins
229 Leslie Smith
230 Chad Laprise
231 Elias Theodorou
232 Olivier Aubin-Mercier
233 Mirsad Bekti
234 Antonio Carlos Junior
235 Ruslan Magomedov
236 Nick Hein
237 Valérie Létourneau
238 Cathal Pendred
239 Alexey Oleynyk
240 Eddie Gordon
241 Corey Anderson
242 Eddie Gordon
243 Corey Anderson
244 Cláudia Gadelha
245 Gadelha vs Lähdemäki
246 Joanna Jȩdrzejczyk
247 Juliana Lima
248 Tiago Trator
249 Alan Jouban
250 Colby Covington
251 The Ultimate Fighter 20
252 Johnny Case
253 Chris Kelades
254 Thomas Almeida
255 Leon Edwards
256 Yair Rodríguez
257 Paige VanZant
258 Carla Esparza
259 Rose Namajunas
260 Jessica Penne
261 Randa Markos
262 Felice Herrig
263 Heather Jo Clark
264 Tecia Torres
265 Aisling Daly
266 Esparza vs Namajunas
267 Frankie Perez
268 Holly Holm
269 Joe Duffy
270 Maryna Moroz
271 Michelle Waterson
272 Reginaldo Vieira
273 Rousey vs Correia
274 Sage Northcutt
275 Weidman vs Silva

Autographs Set Checklist

56 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/8, Sepia 1/1
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CA-AA Andrei Arlovski
CA-AC Arianny Celeste
CA-AP Anthony Pettis
CA-ASI Anderson Silva
CA-ASL Antonio Silva
CA-AST Aljamain Sterling
CA-CC Carlos Condit
CA-CH Chris Holdsworth
CA-CMC Conor McGregor
CA-CME Chad Mendes
CA-CS Chael Sonnen
CA-CW Chris Weidman
CA-DCO Daniel Cormier
CA-DCR Daron Cruickshank
CA-DJ Demetrious Johnson
CA-DM Dan Miller
CA-DP Dustin Poirier
CA-DSE Dan Severn
CA-DSI Dennis Siver
CA-FE Frankie Edgar
CA-GM Gray Maynard
CA-GS Georges St-Pierre
CA-JA José Aldo
CA-JC Johnny Case
CA-JJ Joanna Jȩdrzejczyk
CA-JL Joe Lauzon
CA-JP Julianna Peña
CA-JR Jared Rosholt
CA-JS Ronaldo Jacaré Souza
CA-JVI James Vick
CA-LM Lyoto Machida
CA-LR Luke Rockhold
CA-MB Michael Bisping
CA-MC Mark Coleman
CA-MH Matt Hughes
CA-MK Martin Kampmann
CA-ND Nick Diaz
CA-PV Paige VanZant
CA-RGA Royce Gracie
CA-RGR Renzo Gracie
CA-RP Raquel Pennington
CA-RRO Ronda Rousey
CA-SJO Scott Jorgensen
CA-SJR Shawn Jordan
CA-SKA Sarah Kaufman
CA-SM Stipe Miocic
CA-SP Soa Palelei
CA-SRU Maurício Shogun Rua
CA-SS Steven Siler
CA-TBR Travis Browne
CA-TDI TJ Dillashaw
CA-TT Tecia Torres
CA-UF Urijah Faber
CA-YR Yoel Romero
CA-ZM Zach Makovsky

Autographed Relics Set Checklist

29 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/8, Sepia 1/1
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CAR-AC Arianny Celeste
CAR-AD Alexis Davis
CAR-ASI Anderson Silva
CAR-CC Carlos Condit
CAR-CM Chad Mendes
CAR-CS Chael Sonnen
CAR-CW Chris Weidman
CAR-CZ Cat Zingano
CAR-DCE Donald Cerrone
CAR-DCO Daniel Cormier
CAR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
CAR-DP Dustin Poirier
CAR-FE Frankie Edgar
CAR-FH Felice Herrig
CAR-FW Fabricio Werdum
CAR-GS Georges St-Pierre
CAR-JE Jake Ellenberger
CAR-JL Joe Lauzon
CAR-JP Julianna Peña
CAR-LM Lyoto Machida
CAR-LR Luke Rockhold
CAR-MB Michael Bisping
CAR-MH Matt Hughes
CAR-PV Paige VanZant
CAR-SK Sarah Kaufman
CAR-SM Stipe Miocic
CAR-TDI TJ Dillashaw
CAR-TS Tarec Saffiedine
CAR-ZM Zach Makovsky

Climbing The Ranks Set Checklist

10 cards

CLIMB-1 Aljamain Sterling
CLIMB-2 Yoel Romero
CLIMB-3 Paige VanZant
CLIMB-4 John Dodson
CLIMB-5 Khabib Nurmagomedov
CLIMB-6 Anthony Johnson
CLIMB-7 Carla Esparza
CLIMB-8 Michael Johnson
CLIMB-9 John Lineker
CLIMB-10 Rory MacDonald

Fight Poster Preview Set Checklist

25 cards

FPR-TUF 7 The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale
FPR-TUF 14 The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
FPR-TUF 19 The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
FPR-UFC 108 UFC 108
FPR-UFC 123 UFC 123
FPR-UFC 125 UFC 125
FPR-UFC 132 UFC 132
FPR-UFC 136 UFC 136
FPR-UFC 142 UFC 142
FPR-UFC 146 UFC 146
FPR-UFC 148 UFC 148
FPR-UFC 149 UFC 149
FPR-UFC 184 UFC 184
FPR-UFC 187 UFC 187
FPR-UFC 189 UFC 189
FPR-UFC on Fox 15 UFC on Fox 15
FPR-UFN 50 UFC Fight Night 50
FPR-UFN 52 UFC Fight Night 52
FPR-UFN 55 UFC Fight Night 55
FPR-UFN 59 UFC Fight Night 59
FPR-UFN 64 UFC Fight Night 64
FPR-UFN 66 UFC Fight Night 66
FPR-UFN 69 UFC Fight Night 69

Fighting Legacy Dual Autograph Set Checklist

8 cards, #/25

FLDA-BJ Vitor Belfort
FLDA-BJ Anthony Johnson
FLDA-MW Frank Mir
FLDA-MW Fabricio Werdum
FLDA-PC Donald Cerrone
FLDA-SW Anderson Silva
FLDA-SW Chris Weidman

Fighting Legacy Dual Autograph Relics Set Checklist

8 cards, #/10

FLDAR-DB TJ Dillashaw
FLDAR-DB Joseph Benavidez
FLDAR-MW Fabricio Werdum
FLDAR-MW Frank Mir
FLDAR-PC Donald Cerrone
FLDAR-WS Chris Weidman
FLDAR-WS Anderson Silva

Jumbo Fight Mat Relics Set Checklist

15 cards
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JFMR-AD Alexis Davis
JFMR-AP Anthony Pettis
JFMR-CS Cub Swanson
JFMR-CV Cain Velasquez
JFMR-CW Chris Weidman
JFMR-DH Dan Henderson
JFMR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
JFMR-GS Georges St-Pierre
JFMR-GT Glover Teixeira
JFMR-JD Junior Dos Santos
JFMR-JP Julianna Peña
JFMR-RK Rustam Khabilov
JFMR-RR Ronda Rousey
JFMR-SM Stipe Miocic
JFMR-UF Urijah Faber

Autographed Jumbo Fight Mat Relics Set Checklist

11 cards
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AJFMR-AJ Anthony Johnson
AJFMR-BH Benson Henderson
AJFMR-CV Cain Velasquez
AJFMR-CW Chris Weidman
AJFMR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
AJFMR-DP Dustin Poirier
AJFMR-GT Glover Teixeira
AJFMR-JA José Aldo
AJFMR-JP Julianna Peña
AJFMR-TB Travis Browne
AJFMR-UF Urijah Faber

Octagon Of Honor Set Checklist

14 cards
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HONOR-1 Anderson Silva
HONOR-2 Royce Gracie
HONOR-4 Georges St-Pierre
HONOR-5 Frankie Edgar
HONOR-6 Forrest Griffin
HONOR-7 Michael Bisping
HONOR-8 Rashad Evans
HONOR-9 Julianna Peña
HONOR-10 Ronda Rousey
HONOR-11 Demetrious Johnson
HONOR-12 Chris Weidman
HONOR-13 Joe Lauzon
HONOR-14 Matt Hughes

Octagon of Honor Autograph Set Checklist

5 cards, #/25

Anderson Silva
Frankie Edgar
George St-Pierre
Julianna Peña
Royce Gracie

Relics Set Checklist

40 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/8, Sepia 1/1
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CR-AD Alexis Davis
CR-AP Anthony Pettis
CR-ASI Antonio Silva
CR-ASL Anderson Silva
CR-BB Bruce Buffer
CR-CE Carla Esparza
CR-CG Clay Guida
CR-CM Conor McGregor
CR-CV Cain Velasquez
CR-CZ Cat Zingano
CR-DCO Daniel Cormier
CR-DCR Donald Cerrone
CR-DHA Dan Hardy
CR-DHE Dan Henderson
CR-DJ Demetrious Johnson
CR-DP Dustin Poirier
CR-FE Frankie Edgar
CR-FH Felice Herrig
CR-FW Fabricio Werdum
CR-GS Georges St-Pierre
CR-JB Joseph Benavidez
CR-JE Jessica Eye
CR-JH Johny Hendricks
CR-JL Joe Lauzon
CR-JP Julianna Peña
CR-LR Luke Rockhold
CR-MB Michael Bisping
CR-MM Matt Mitrione
CR-MT Miesha Tate
CR-ND Nate Diaz
CR-OS Ovince Saint Preux
CR-PV Paige VanZant
CR-RR Ronda Rousey
CR-SM Stipe Miocic
CR-TB Travis Browne
CR-TG Takanori Gomi
CR-TT Tecia Torres
CR-UF Urijah Faber
CR-UH Uriah Hall
CR-YR Yoel Romero

Dual Relics Set Checklist

50 cards

CDR-AC Carlos Condit
CDR-AC Andrei Arlovski
CDR-BG Michael Bisping
CDR-BG Louis Gaudinot
CDR-DB TJ Dillashaw
CDR-DB Joseph Benavidez
CDR-DD Nick Diaz
CDR-DD Nate Diaz
CDR-EB Siyar Bahadurzada
CDR-EB Rashad Evans
CDR-FW Uriah Faber
CDR-FW Eddie Wineland
CDR-HL Johny Hendricks
CDR-HL Robbie Lawler
CDR-HM Uriah Hall
CDR-HM Gegard Mousasi
CDR-HP Matt Hughes
CDR-LC Daniel Cormier
CDR-LC Cung Le
CDR-MM Conor McGregor
CDR-MM Chad Mendes
CDR-MME Chad Mendes
CDR-MME Stipe Miocic
CDR-PE Frankie Edgar
CDR-PM Gilbert Melendez
CDR-PM Anthony Pettis
CDR-RC Liz Carmouche
CDR-RC Ronda Rousey
CDR-RL Ronda Rousey
CDR-RL Hector Lombard
CDR-RM Maurício Shogun Rua
CDR-RM Lyoto Machida
CDR-SN Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
CDR-SN Anderson Silva
CDR-SR Maurício Shogun Rua
CDR-SR Ovince Saint Preux
CDR-SS Georges St-Pierre
CDR-SS Matt Serra
CDR-SW Anderson Silva
CDR-SW Chris Weidman
CDR-TZ Miesha Tate
CDR-TZ Cat Zingano
CDR-VH Paige VanZant
CDR-VH Felice Herrig
CDR-VW Fabricio Werdum
CDR-VW Cain Velasquez
CDR-WM Chris Weidman
CDR-WM Lyoto Machida

Victorious Debut Set Checklist

25 cards
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VD-1 Conor McGregor
VD-2 Paige VanZant
VD-3 Dan Henderson
VD-4 Georges St-Pierre
VD-5 Lyoto Machida
VD-6 Sage Northcutt
VD-7 Frankie Edgar
VD-8 Royce Gracie
VD-9 Ronda Rousey
VD-10 Anderson Silva
VD-11 Alistair Overeem
VD-12 Junior Dos Santos
VD-13 John Dodson
VD-14 Rustam Khabilov
VD-15 Stephen Thompson
VD-16 Joe Lauzon
VD-17 Chan Sung Jung
VD-18 Jimi Manuwa
VD-19 Todd Duffee
VD-20 Glover Teixeira
VD-21 Cat Zingano
VD-22 Joanna Jȩdrzejczyk
VD-23 Ronaldo Jacaré Souza
VD-24 Chris Weidman
VD-25 José Aldo

Victorious Debut Autograph Set Checklist

4 cards, #/25

Dan Henderson
Joanna Jȩdrzejczyk
Lyoto Machida
Paige VanZant

Victorious Debut Manufactured Medallion Set Checklist

20 cards. 1 per case.

MED-1 Conor McGregor
MED-2 Frankie Edgar
MED-3 Paige VanZant
MED-4 Royce Gracie
MED-5 Ronda Rousey
MED-6 Anderson Silva
MED-7 Alistair Overeem
MED-8 Junior Dos Santos
MED-9 John Dodson
MED-10 Rustam Khabilov
MED-11 Stephen Thompson
MED-12 Joe Lauzon
MED-13 Chan Sung Jung
MED-14 Jimi Manuwa
MED-15 Todd Duffee
MED-16 Glover Teixeira
MED-17 Cat Zingano
MED-18 Joanna Jȩdrzejczyk
MED-19 Jacaré Souza
MED-20 Chris Weidman

Stamped Buybacks Set Checklist

Product Review

2015 Topps UFC Chronicles Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Five hits per box, detailed base set with action photography.

Bad: Main design is very generic, more sticker autographs, base hits aren’t numbered.

The Bottom Line: Mixing the world of set and hit collectors, 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles offers both a deep checklist and five hits her box. The problem is that the price is a little high for set collecting and the quality is a little low for hit-based collectors.

Staff Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.75/5.0

In my opinion, Topps has struggled to carve out a specific identity for many of their UFC brands. This is very clear in 2015 Topps Chronicles as the base set could honestly be from any product. Having said that, the strength of the release comes from the depth and action images of the base set.

Inserts offer more collecting options but elect to go with posed images instead of more enticing shots of the fighters. For instance, in Victorious Debut, the first bouts for several key names are covered. However, it would have been a much better insert if the cards actually showed the fighter celebrating that win versus a more plain, staged shot. It is these little things that help push a product from average to notable.

In terms of the signed cards, sticker autographs are the norm and that will likely remain the case at this price. One thing I did notice is that they are one of the few instances where the Chronicles brand name is prominently displayed.

While the worn Relic I pulled continues the boilerplate disclaimer on the back that provides no details about the origin, I appreciate that the Mat Relics at least specify the specific UFC event where the mat was used.

To me, buybacks are generally a weak way to add more to a release with little effort. Not everyone likes the stamping of old cards, but many appreciate seeing the previous releases. Because UFC card collecting is still in the early years, there is no history to tap into and pulling a stamped “Originals” base or insert card from just a few years ago is a little disappointing.

Checklist: 3.25/5.0

Given the huge base set and 56 signers for the main autograph set, quantity is definitely covered in the checklist. Also, most of the big names, including Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, are featured among the autographs. The problem arises as none of the base autographs are numbered and the top names appear to be fairly limited in comparison to the more plentiful fighters. Numbering the hits would at least allow collectors to see an exact picture of what they pulled and shine a light on the short prints.

Value: 2.5/5.0

UFC remains a niche option and priced at around $90-100 for five hits and no specific guarantee on autographs, it can be tough to achieve value. Sure, there are some big names and low-numbered parallels, but those breaking by the box won’t likely see these. Chronicles is an entry-level product with hits added in and the box price is hard to justify.

The Fun Factor: 3.5/5.0

A lot of cards come out of 2015 Chronicles in both sheer volume and variety. The generic look of the base set did tend to get stale but the other options were more exciting to review. On this front, Chronicles can be fun. Still, I would hope that Topps can do more to give their UFC brands a specific identity in the future.

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2015 Topps UFC Chronicles Trading Cards - Review Added, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2016-03-01T13:10:16+00:00 rating 3.0 out of 5

Author Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author
Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Author

    I love the detailing into the this product. I also like the fact the base set is configured of more cards, along with inserts. It’s an overall nice set!

  2. Author

    Too Pricy! Should be around $60 per box. The design of the base looks too much like the more recent champions product. Time to go back and get innovative. Re-introduce cage relics…, Bring Back Finest or at least insert it into the product.

  3. Author

    I really like these cards and it didn’t hurt that I pulled some really nice cards as well. Seemed like a nice value for what I spent. Overall very happy with this product.

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