Friday, October 5, 2018

REVIEW:2018 Topps UFC Chrome (bonus hit)

You don't have to fight me to get me to want anything that comes chromed.

As always Topps Chrome punches you in the face with it's beautiful refractors and there are plenty of them to chase. It doesn't matter whether it's baseball, soccer or UFC, I love me some chrome.

Let's see my thoughts on the UFC edition.

In each box of 2018 Topps Chrome UFC, there are  24 packs of 4 cards each. Each box comes with 2 autographs 8 base card refractors and 1 xfactor. Boxes currently run $60 so a solid price.

The base set takes the base Topps design and amps it up with some chrome. There are 100 cards in the base set of  some of the top fighters in the game.

 Including rookies of the UFC making their first appearance.

It seems like most products have variations and Topps UFC Chrome is no different. The CMP code for the base cards ends in 66.

While this 1:24 packs variation pull of Demetrious Johnson has

a 52 ending in his CMP code.

I love pulling autographs, but to me, chrome is all about the parallels and their parallels are stunning refractors. here are the base ones I found. (take note that one of them was Demtrious Johnson and how that card differs from his variation)

My one X-Factor find. These fall 1:24 packs.

This one is a Blue Wave refractor /75

I also found a Green refractor that falls 1:19 packs and is numbered to 99.

Here is the Gold refractor I found, these are numbered to 50 and fall 1:37 packs.

Other refractor parallels to find are,
  • Diamond
  • Orange /25
  • Black /10
  • Red /5
  • SuperFractor 1/1
  • Printing Plates 1/1
Inserts can be found as well in UFC Chrome. Most inserts have parallels of Wave /99, Pulsar /50 and SuperFractor 1/1.

 Notable Knockouts. There are 10 cards in the set.

1983 Design. These are pretty cool and have 25 cards in the set to find.

Interesting find here. Museum Collection chromed. There are 20 cards in this set.

Topps Tier One insert. I also found a wave refractor version as well that falls 1:92 packs. There are 15 cards to collect.

Notable Knockouts commemorates all of the big fights with the wave version that falls 1:183 packs. A tough pull.

Now onto the autograph finds including an extra one in this box.

Stipe Miocic

Cris Justino

Curtis Blaydes. This one is a Blue Wave that falls 1:60 packs. This one was also the last autograph I found.

Other hits not found in my box but could be in yours include,
  • Variation Autographs
  • 1983 Topps Autograph
  • 2017 UFC Museum Collection Chrome Autograph
  • 2017 UFC Tier 1 Chrome Autograph
  • 2018 UFC Knockout Chrome Autograph
OVERALL: Extra hit, lots of great numbered pulls, and once again Topps Chrome kicks you in the face with awesomeness. There is lots of value here and the boxes run cheap at under $60. I strongly suggest if you are a UFC fan, this is a great way to collect it.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to be able to add cards to a future promo.  Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well. 

8 comments:

  1. Curtis Blaydes has one of the most legible signatures I've ever seen!

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    1. I agree . He should teach others how to sign

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  2. Wow. That was a amazing box. Nice Stipe and Cyborg!

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  3. Great stuff, if the Cyborg is FS please email me.

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  4. Great box! Really like the Rose Tier One wave refractor. Congrats on three pretty good autos.

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