Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Box Break Recap and Review.

It is difficult to deliver great products time and time again, but Topps somehow manages with their UFC line of cards.  The most current release, 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth, could be the best of the year.  Combining high dynamic range photography with a great line of inserts and poster reproductions, Moment of Truth is a dynamic offering that will send UFC fans down memory lane while also offering great cards of the current top fighters.

This set falls under our classification of trading cards. Hobby exclusive boxes offer 16 packs with 10 cards per pack.  Each box has three hits with one of those hits being an autograph relic, dual relic or dual autograph card.

Here are some of the cards we pulled from our hobby box.

 Georges St-Pierre base, front and back

 Cain Velasquez, Antonio Silva, Tito Ortiz

 Anderson Silva, Robbie Lawler

 Cris Cyborg, Chuck Liddell, Kenda Perez

 Mike Goldberg, Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan

Gold Parallels
 Nick Ring, Dan Hardy, Georges St-Pierre

 Jim Miller. Matt Hughes, Luiz Cane

 Fight Poster Reprints
 UFC 107 - Penn vs Sanchez, UFN 1, UFC 57 - Liddell vs Couture 3

 UFC Unlocked codes, Fitch, Jackson & Jones, Evans

 Black parallels #/88
 Maia vs Munoz, Riki Fukuda

Grappling Gurus
 Ryan Bader
 Frankie Edgar, Brock Lesnar

Collision Course
 Ellenberger and Shields, Miller and Bisping

Showdown Shots
 UFC 118 - Couture vs Toney, UFC 128 - Marquardt vs Miller

 UFC 130 - Alves vs Story, UFC 126 - Yamamoto vs Johnson

 UFC 131 - dos Santos vs Carwin, UFC 121 - Shields vs Kampmann

 UFN 23 - Barry vs Beltran, UFC 111 - St-Pierre vs Hardy

The Hits
 UFC 131 - Junior dos Santos vs Shane Carwin Dual Fighter Worn Gear Relic

 Forrest Griffin UFC 126 Black Mat Relic #/88, Sam Stout Autograph card

Overall Look
The high dynamic range (HDR) photography is what gives these cards their heightened reality look.  Splash design with foil accents work really well.  The backs of the cards work well too.  Inserts are simple and straightforward which is all that is needed. 

Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.
This is a tremendous checklist.  Add to that the Showdown Shots, most under the watchful eyes of Dana White,  that recaps previous matches and the fantastic poster reprints and there is a lot to collect here.

Do the hits hold up?
The hits are great.   There is a nice mix of autos, fighter worn memorabilia and mat swatches.

Will you want to collect them all? 
No doubts here.  You will want the complete set. 

5 out of 5

2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth is a dynamic set of cards and is a great purchase for UFC fans.

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