History of MMA Cards

Mixed Martial Arts or MMA cards are among the newest entries to the trading card industry. The sport as a whole has only existed since the mid 1990’s, and has exploded in popularity since 2006. Originally composed of two leagues, the UFC and Pride; MMA has become consolidated into a single international league since 2007 when UFC bought out its rival.

Topps, Upper Deck, and Donruss began producing MMA trading cards in 2008, although Topps has signed an exclusive contract to produce UFC trading cards until 2011. In response to this deal, Upper Deck and Donruss have both ceased production of MMA cards; although both featured sets from both 2008 and 2009.  The 2009 Upper Deck set is considered to be one of the better MMA sets produced, both due to its high production quality, and to the fact that it is Upper Deck’s last MMA card set for the foreseeable future.

Topps’ MMA trading cards feature a wide variety of memorabilia and autographed cards, including cards which feature fragments of fight mats and other match-worn gear.  These memorabilia cards are generally labeled as part of the Relics line. Other inserts and subsets featured in Topps MMA cards include Bloodlines, Octagon of Honor, Ruby, Photo Finish, Diamond, and Great s of the Game.

The popularity of Mixed Martial Arts continues to grow tremendously, and the future of MMA trading cards is quite bright.  MMA card sets tend to be relatively small compared to other major sports, due to the small number of athletes, and are thus somewhat easier to collect. The most rare UFC trading cards can easily sell for hundreds of dollars, particularly those featuring major stars like Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, and B.J. Penn.

2014 Topps UFC Bloodlines Flag #76 Rustam Khabilov /148 MMA Card 0f4
2014 Topps UFC Bloodlines Flag #76 Rustam Khabilov /148 MMA Card 0f4
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2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Gold #139 Brian Stann MMA Card 3k8
2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Gold #139 Brian Stann MMA Card 3k8
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2015 Topps UFC Knockout Gold #33 Jake Ellenberger /99 MMA Card 3d6
2015 Topps UFC Knockout Gold #33 Jake Ellenberger /99 MMA Card 3d6
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2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Onyx #101 Luiz Cane /88 MMA Card 0c5
2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Onyx #101 Luiz Cane /88 MMA Card 0c5
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DANIEL CORMIER 2012 TOPPS UFC BLOODLINES FIGHTER WORN GEAR PATCH /188 $20
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PAT HEALY 1ST AUTO ROOKIE PSA MINT GRADED 2013 TOPPS UFC BLOODLINES MMA
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2012 Topps UFC Finest #BL-BH Benson Henderson (Ben Henderson) /188 MMA Card 8u9
2012 Topps UFC Finest #BL-BH Benson Henderson (Ben Henderson) /188 MMA Card 8u9
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2012 Topps UFC Finest Gold Refractors #6 Jake Ellenberger /88 MMA Card 8u9
2012 Topps UFC Finest Gold Refractors #6 Jake Ellenberger /88 MMA Card 8u9
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2013 Topps UFC Finest Valor #V-22 Chris Weidman Rookie MMA Card 0y9
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2010 Topps UFC Main Event Lyoto Machida Authentic Fight Mat Relic
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2006 Topps Allen & Ginter #310 Randy Couture Rookie  - PSA 10 Gem Mint !!!
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Topps UFC Knockout DIGITAL CARD: Ronda Rousey Movement BLACK
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