Fans of the UFC and MMA may see a familiar face if they tune in to tonight’s final of the WWE‘s Mae Young Classic in Las Vegas.
It’s Shayna Baszler, a MMA veteran who has a 15-11 record and is one of Ronda Rousey‘s friends that made up The Four Horsewomen. Now, Baszler is perhaps primed for a run in a WWE ring and finds herself in the championship match of a women’s tournament that the company has scoured the global independent scene to build.
Because of her stint with UFC, Baszler does have some cardboard already as does her opponent tonight, Kairi Sane, a star from Japan.
A pair of winners in UFC 194 this weekend should be on collectors’ radars a bit more after picking up championships — but don’t think for a second that they’ll immediately appeal to the same crowd.
For new UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, it’s been a journey that started elsewhere — Strikeforce.
It’s inevitable that the shocking demand for Holly Holm‘s Topps UFC cards will come down a bit after her knockout of UFC women’s powerhouse Ronda Rousey on Saturday night, but Holm’s biggest card — and one of her rarer ones, too — is still available.
It can be yours for just $25.
Holly Holm shocked the MMA world on Saturday night by knocking out Ronda Rousey to become the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, dethroning the champ who has been a force in the Octagon and on Topps trading cards.
Holm? Well, she’s just getting warmed up.
It’s no secret that Ronda Rousey is the face of the women’s division of UFC — if not the entire promotion — but in packs of 2015 Topps UFC Champions we’re seeing a new showdown when it comes to autographs.
It’s Paige VanZant vs. Rousey for all the marbles — or at least collectors’ dollars — so far in the first few days of the product’s release.
There are seven new products on tap for this week with a new addition to the Topps Heritage baseball line and the debut of Panini Contenders Draft on the hardcourt notables along with the latest football releases for Panini Playbook and Topps Finest.
Topps celebrates the 65th anniversary of its first baseball card set with 2015 Topps Heritage ’51 Collection, which is a boxed set of 104 cards created in the style of the company’s simple 1951 release with every set including 21 parallel cards and a certified autograph.
New this week are seven products for three of the four major sports along with the latest MMA release and one non-sport set.
Leading the way is Topps’ third and final installment of its flagship baseball card set as 2015 Topps Update arrives on Wednesday. This 400-card release includes all of the parallels and inserts collectors have come to expect from the first two releases as well as a few surprises. Standard hobby boxes will include one autograph or Relic, while HTA Jumbo boxes will include an auto and two Relics.