Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announced today via Twitter that Topps officials have randomly inserted into the just-released 2010 Topps UFC Main Event 10 cards bearing autographs from White and fellow UFC luminaries Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
And the first collector to pull one (and then emails Topps at firstname.lastname@example.org) will be treated to an unprecedented, all-access UFC trip to Las Vegas (with a guest) to rub elbows with White himself.
The special card, White’s first certified autograph, also brings rivals and “The Ultimate Fighter 11” coaches Liddell and Ortiz together again. The two have squared off twice in the Octagon (Liddell won both times) but have never appeared together on an autographed trading card.
The lucky collector who pulls the card first will be flown to Las Vegas as White’s personal guest at the UFC Training Center. There, the winner will tour the gym, meet the coaches and fighters from “TUF 12” and sit cage-side with White during one of the closed-door TUF preliminary matches.
All is not lost for the nine collectors who pull the other cards. In addition to a limited-edition card signed by three of the biggest icons in UFC history, those collectors will also receive a pair of UFC gloves signed by those same icons.
— Tracy Hackler