10 May 2016

Seeking Redemption 17: Some Big Hits from 2016 Topps UFC Knockout

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.


  1. I haven't had bad luck like some with Topps redemptions. Panini is faster and better, but Topps isnt' bad and somewhat fast

    1. I've been waiting on a Panini redemption for a long time, probably about 1-1/2 years for a Kawhi Leonard autograph. He just signed a bunch of cards for them, but the card I'm waiting on wasn't on the list. Hopefully they will substitute one of the other ones for the one I've been waiting on. I've had my struggles with Topps, but so far they have come through for me in most cases. I have hopes that I'll eventually get that Frank Robinson card out of them.