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Alert Your Inner Ten-Year-Old: UFC Topps Cards Out Just In Time to Be a Month Late For Christmas


(Weird, I heard Pride turned down this exact same trade.)

I’ll admit it: I collected baseball cards as a kid.  We all did.  It was cheap, fun, and the internet hadn’t been invented yet.  You could trade them with unsuspecting younger brothers and obsessively check their worth in the handy Beckett guides.  It was basically the elementary school stock market, only girls weren’t interested so it was more like the stock market in 1890.

I only bring this up now because Topps is releasing its first line of UFC cards in January of 2009 and I’m wondering, are MMA-loving adults the market for this, or do kids still care about trading cards now that they have cell phones and the Wii and overly sensitive stepfathers?

The cards look great, but it’s hard to imagine myself, now an adult (at least legally), buying some.  I’ve long since given up the dream that everyone’s mom but mine will throw them away, resulting in them becoming valuable collector’s items, like these bad boys.  I guess my question is, is the kind of thing the UFC thinks I’ll actually buy, the way TapouT somehow thinks I’ll buy an Octagon-shaped bed?  Or is this the kind of thing they think the children who I’m always chasing off my lawn will buy?

Also, of the 100 cards being offered in the first set, ninety are actual fighters and the remainder is made up of, according to the press release: “a mix of personalities such as Dana White and the Octagon Girls.”  Man, if I buy a pack hoping for that Georges St. Pierre rookie card and I a get one of Dana White leaning against a cage in a partially unbuttoned dress shirt, no amount of free gum is going to placate me. 

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Anonymous- February 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm
How about UFC UNO Cards!!The Dana White Card would be the DRAW 4.. or even UFC Monopoly!! Instead of GO TO JAIL, GO TO HOSPITAL YOU HACE BEEN KNOCKED OUT...
LOL
walrus- December 17, 2008 at 9:41 pm
nothing would be better than a holygraphic Cecil Peoples
walrus- December 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm
I'd actually be cool if they had rookie cards.
Anonymous- December 17, 2008 at 7:03 pm
lets have a fighter battle. the loser gives up 3 of their cards (NO TUF guy cards please, just veterans)
Derly- December 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm
@tpark
Hemp has zero active chemicals in it to get you high. So his card must be laced with DMT. So I shall be hording all of the Joe Rogan cards I see floating on the internet in a means to legally obtain DMT.

And because the cards have Joe's face on them and I plan to use the drug anyways I'll just extract the DMT rather than smoke paper that isn't made for smoking.

Anyways I want the misprint Brock Lesnar card, where his chest tattoo is missing.
tpark- December 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm
"Man, if I buy a pack hoping for that Georges St. Pierre rookie card and I a get one of Dana White leaning against a cage in a partially unbuttoned dress shirt, no amount of free gum is going to placate me. "

BUT if you get a nude Arianny Celeste cupping her muffin tops, wouldn't that be sweet?
tpark- December 17, 2008 at 3:51 pm
No you guys are absolutely wrong, the joe rogan card is made from a special hemp-paper; when crumbled,ripped, and smoked, you can see the same vision rogan saw before he got his tattoo
Kissenger- December 17, 2008 at 3:32 pm
I would like to buy some of these, but tbh I'd feel a little embarassed buying them in a shop. Maybe I'll get some of the net.

If I do buy some and I get Justin McCully/Neil Grove/Neil Wain I will never buy any ever again.
Whisper- December 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm
Shouldn't the cards be octagon-shaped?
Whisper- December 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm
I'll trade you my Efrain Escudero and Ryan Bader rookie cards, a Chuck Liddell, and a Shogun Rua card for an Arianny-with-her back-turned limited edition card. Deal?
FUCK JUNIE!!- December 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm
I'm hoping the backs of the non fighter cards are 2 sided, Then i can have all 3 of Arianny's Inputs!! WOOOHAAA!!!
Dmonicideals- December 17, 2008 at 11:57 am
Joe Rogans card is made of a special, slow burning paper, for all his devoted fans.

Dmonicideals- December 17, 2008 at 11:56 am
No, Dana actually has 6 cards of him. They were going to have 95 fighters, but they cut five of them the week before they started printing, so Dana just filled them in with himself, since he IS MMA.
Surfin Dave- December 17, 2008 at 11:55 am
I'm assuming on the back would be the stats for the fighters. So what kind of stats would it have for Dana White or an Octagon Girl? How many people they've screwed?
maybe a geek- December 17, 2008 at 11:19 am
I would buy those cards. Atleast one package. Or maybe two..
Creamy CA Roll- December 17, 2008 at 11:13 am
Just another way for Dana to force feed us future "stars" like Bisping, Machida, CB Dollaway, and Junie. But I am looking forward to ruining Arianny's card.
simpsonfan- December 17, 2008 at 10:48 am
Aw come on guys.
Dana deserves a card.
I mean he deserves some props for all the things he's done for the UFC.
Sure he comes off like a jerk sometimes, but MMA would be worse without him.
Dana needs love too.
Besides the paycheck that is.
Artigale- December 17, 2008 at 10:02 am
Hold your tounge!!!!! If that gets to Dana it will be just a matter of time!!! Next thing you know Luke Cumo will really think he can kick GSP's ass after the UFC Magic tournament is over!!
Jeff- December 17, 2008 at 9:41 am
Atleast its not the UFC trading card game.
Koeikan- December 17, 2008 at 9:38 am
"Man, if I buy a pack hoping for that Georges St. Pierre rookie card and I a get one of Dana White leaning against a cage in a partially unbuttoned dress shirt, no amount of free gum is going to placate me."

LOL, couldn't agree more. With people criticizing White's self-promotion, you'd think he'd at least refrain from giving himself his own card.

Blah.
mayhem420- December 17, 2008 at 9:35 am
Ha!
You know just like baseball cards that you will wind up getting like 3 A.Hardonk cards in the same pack along with the Dana White card (which will be in every pack) and 2 of the girls. So out of 10 cards you'll get 4 actual fighters.
So to be able to get a full set you'll need to pony up $$$ to be able to by the box set. This kinda makes me miss baseball cards.
Geriatric Peon- December 17, 2008 at 9:29 am
I just pray for a special Gold Foil collectors card of White.

I would also expect a card for the Tapout d-bag trio.
TwinCityTapout- December 17, 2008 at 9:18 am
I hope i get a limited edition Rampage Jackson police chase card!
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