Although I am not as active as I was earlier in the year, I still participate in the UFC breaks over at Team Breaks. I did pick up a fair number of spots in late March and early April when they were breaking 2016 Topps UFC Knockout. I had a couple of decent hits for various fighter collections that I will show off eventually, but today I am showing a couple of redemption cards I picked up during that time frame.
The first one is a base autograph of Donald Cerrone. I think I actually grabbed the Donald Cerrone spot in a Pick Your Fighter break. I don't necessarily collect Cerrone cards, but I think in that particular set of breaks the fighters I usually buy were taken and I took a chance on a few spots for fighters who seemed to have a lot of hits in the product. I happened to get lucky in this case and get a Cerrone autograph.
The other card here is a pretty big hit. It's a Dominick Cruz / Urijah Faber Dual Autographed Fight Mat Relic card. I think these are serially-numbered to # / 10, so they're a pretty rare hit. I believe I got this one from a Random Weight Class break. When it was pulled back in early April there were a couple on eBay that I think went in the $50-60 range. Another copy sold a couple of days ago for around $110. I still haven't decided if I will keep it once I receive the card. I kind of follow Urijah Faber, but I also wouldn't say no to $110. That's half a master set of Heritage baseball.
Both of these cards were reported as live in the latest Topps redemption update, so I am hoping it won't be too long before they are marked as shipped. I bumped them up in the posting queue to make sure I got this post up before I received the actual cards in the mail. I'm still waiting on a Frank Robinson autograph from 2013 Topps Archives Baseball. During my last exchange with Topps Customer Service they told me that card was produced and should ship soon, but I haven't seen any updates confirming that. I know there have been a few redemption updates announcing that other Frank Robinson autographs are live, but maybe mine is taking a while because it's an on-card signature which then has to be mounted in a frame. Anyway, I am looking forward to getting these redemptions filled soon.