Buzz Break: 2017 Topps UFC Knockout trading cards

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The box: 2017 Topps UFC Knockout
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 23 of 100 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Anderson Silva, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Nate Diaz, Miesha Tate, Arianny Celeste, CM Punk

Insert cards: 9

Red parallel
 (1) – Jessica Eye (/25)
Blue parallel (2) – Jose Aldo, Ilir Latifi (/99)
Green parallel (6) – Demian Maia, Daniel Cormier, Arianny Celeste, Lix Carmouche, Dominick Cruz, Raphael Assunção

Autographs/Memorabilia: 8 
Fight Mat Relic (1) – Robbie Lawler (/130)
Tier One Relic (1) – Khabib Nurmagomedov (/125)
Knockout Relics Blue (1) – Matt Hughes (/99)
Knockout Relics Green (1) – Carlos Condit (/50)
Knockout Autographs (1) – Nick Diaz (/50)
Tier One Autographs (1) – Demetrious Johnson (/199)
Knockout Autographed Relics Green (1) – Andrew Sanchez (/50)
Knockout Autographed Relics Red (1) – Cris Justino (/10)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This hit-driven product delivers an autograph and a memorabilia card in every pack along with a few parallels and a small sampling of base cards. It’s well-balanced with literally every hit in this box being a different type. Even better, all but three of those hits are card limited to no more than 100 copies, making this feel like a pretty solid rip for the price. The base cards have a spot gloss treatment similar to Five Star in the past but are on thin stock. That, combined with the dark-colored design, makes for a few cards with corners showing issues easily, but all in all this felt like a quality rip. Your best bet may be to buy by the box to ensure a good mix of what’s to be found, but this one is safer than other high-end, hit-based brand with ink in every pack and even some on-card autos with the Tier One inclusions. This mix of a few feels and sets makes this feel like a UFC product with a bit more to it even though the non-hits are ultimately just base cards and colored parallels with no other inserts. Despite that, this one is still a fun, quality rip that should be considered if you haven’t done much MMA in the past — or if you’re a regular. 

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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