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Old 04-16-2018, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Football collector...how is this market?

Hey all! I'm an avid football collector, but MMA is always something I'm into. I was curious about the market for MMA cards...whats everyone's thoughts? Is it something that is growing?
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:16 PM   #2
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Terrible in my opinion. I collect the cards as a fan, but I'm done attempting to flip anything. When Museum was brand new I listed my cards on eBay and many of the better ones didn't even get a single offer. Even Very Good cards can rarely make up the cost of a single box.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:49 PM   #3
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these box prices are way too high. really low resale value. the only thing that will influence price is if they win the title or are a fan favorite like PVZ. dustin poirier just had a great fight and his cards barely budged i guess.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:33 AM   #4
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There are too many sets being produced. Base cards don't hold much value.

The hobby took a big hits when Rousey lost the title, and various men's belts were vacated/stripped in recent years.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:17 PM   #5
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Damn. That sucks.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:27 PM   #6
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was pretty solid like 4-5yrs ago i feel...but then you kinda run out of "rookies" or "1st autograph" guys/girls...once in while you will get someone who drives prices...but chances are by the time someone gets hot...they already had a 1st auto 3+yrs ago so then that card can rise...

like Max Holloway...i had a gold 1st auto of his...from Finest...2012 or 13 i think...when it first came out it was a nice hit but nothing special...then he went on a 10+ fight win streak and won a title and i listed it for like $150BIN or something and it sold within hours...so stuff like that can happen...like i remember Weidman in the original finest was his rookie auto...and he was one of those guys that you would hit alot....then he beat anderson 2x and that random $1-3 card shot up in value...but at time of release its pretty rare i feel like to have that rookie auto to chase...and guys like GSP/Jones/McGregor even have 1000s and 1000s of autos out there now...you can get a low numbered of some legends for like$20...thats crazy...
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:07 PM   #7
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Awful.... For the mainstream releases I feel like there are so many cards yet none of them are "must haves". There is nothing special about them.

I think in the mainstream there are only a couple of must get cards in mma that will actually move the needle.

Probably the 1st autos of McGregor, GSP, especially the rare parallels of them and thats about it.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:00 PM   #8
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It's very telling of how popular a sport is when an autograph of the girl who holds up the cards with the round number on them consistently sells for more than a current champion who's defended his belt in 11 consecutive fights.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:08 PM   #9
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It's very telling of how popular a sport is when an autograph of the girl who holds up the cards with the round number on them consistently sells for more than a current champion who's defended his belt in 11 consecutive fights.
MMA is like WWE and Benchwarmers indeed... SEX SELLS
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:36 PM   #10
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There is a great market for Japanese MMA cards. They have really taken off in the last couple of years.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:31 AM   #11
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was pretty solid like 4-5yrs ago i feel...but then you kinda run out of "rookies" or "1st autograph" guys/girls...once in while you will get someone who drives prices...but chances are by the time someone gets hot...they already had a 1st auto 3+yrs ago so then that card can rise...

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That's exactly what happened with Golf cards.. 2 solid years of rookies with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson etc then no one so they had to use the Women for year 3. After that there was nothing new to produce so they did the smart thing and canned it and went on a 10 year hiatus until there was a new crop of rookies/1st time autos. MMA should do the same thing and take a couple years off.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:08 AM   #12
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That's exactly what happened with Golf cards.. 2 solid years of rookies with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson etc then no one so they had to use the Women for year 3. After that there was nothing new to produce so they did the smart thing and canned it and went on a 10 year hiatus until there was a new crop of rookies/1st time autos. MMA should do the same thing and take a couple years off.
yea that would make sense...they should have done it that way from the beginning...just have releases every other year...so you would have 2yrs worth of "rookies/new guys" to be your 1st signers and could prob have sustained a bit better...

i mean it could go bad at the same time...if a guy misses one release...wins title and becomes big name...but the next release isnt for another 18months and he ends up losing via KO...well now what would have been a huge hit in 2017 is not that special in 2018 or something...
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:11 PM   #13
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It's OK to have a release every year the problem is they have a bunch of releases a year not one.

It really has no hope because the future is not bright for the sport either. It has peaked. Stale and rehashed.
Terrible presentation, boring fighters or ones that try to hard to be entertaining when they are played out.
Too many ppv's.
Everyone loses eventually so legacy fades fast.
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