2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth
What I pulled--
Gold Parallels – Damacio Page, Mac Danzig, Yushin Okami, Jason Miller, Daniel Roberts, Lyoto Machida, Leonard Garcia,
Kenny Florian, Reuben Duran, Tim Boetsch, Ed Herman, Alex Caceres, Daniel Cormier, Miguel Angel Torres
Black Onyx Parallels – Takanori Gomi (#46/88), Anthony Njokuani (#57/88)
Showdown Shots – Maia/Munoz, Mir/Nelson, Faber/Cruz, Bisping/Rivera, Jones/Bader, Hardy/Johnson, Sherk/Dunham,
Collision Course – Miller/Bisping, Ellenberger/Shields
Heavy Hitters – Anderson Silva, Junior dos Santos
Submission Specialists – Frank Mir
Fight Posters – UFC 129, UFC 118, Ultimate Fighter 5
UFC Unlocked Code Cards – Rashad Evans, Phil Davis, B.J. Penn/Georges St-Pierre
Showdown Shots Dual Relic – Dan Hardy/Carlos Condit
Moment of Truth Mat Relic Black Onyx Parallel – Brock Lesnar (#20/88)
Certified Signatures – Dennis Hallman
I’m not a big UFC guy, so I won’t be able to break this product down by the level of what I pulled. That is a
good thing, however, because it gives me an unbiased view of what I’m looking at.
And what that is is a very attractive product.
Topps has taken full advantage of their UFC contract over the last couple of years, coming up with some of
the best products in any sports. The photos from the sport, obviously, have a great deal to do with that, but
in this case, it is the thought that went into it.
Moment of Truth takes collectors back to the old Topps Gallery days (and now I get to say…please bring it
back for Baseball!!!). The artwork is simply stunning, and the subtle paint-splash framing of each picture
making the art-feel that much stronger.
Not to be outdone, however, Moment of Truth delivers a plethora of parallels, inserts and hits. My favorite in the bunch are the
metallic reprints of past fight posters, which are a taste of history and, at the same time, just pop visually because of the silver
sheen to them. As for hits, two relics, one autograph, with tons of big names. Call it business as usual, with something for
everyone on the list.
I can’t stress it enough. These cards are simply beautiful, and hopefully Topps brings this line back to other sports under the
old Gallery line. It is a major winner.......................