Did you notice something different on some of your 2010 Topps UFC base cards? You might have if you busted plenty of boxes.
You weren’t seeing things if you did as Topps confirmed on Tuesday that several cards in the base set have nickname variations, which are limited to just 250 copies. The variations have the fighter’s nickname stamped in foil on the card front instead of the fighter’s name.
See the list after the jump.
5 The Irish Hand Grenade (Marcus Davis)
13 The Outlaw (Dan Hardy)
16 The Natural (Randy Couture)
20 The Prodigy (BJ Penn)
26 The Dean of Mean (Keith Jardine)
32 Darth (Ryan Bader)
34 The Phenom (Vitor Belfort)
43 Rampage (Quinton Jackson)
44 The Skyscraper (Stephan Struve)
46 Rumble (Anthony Johnson)
47 The Iceman (Chuck Liddell)
49 Bones (Jon Jones)
52 Ace (Rich Franklin)
59 The Dragon (Lyoto Machida)
64 Minotauro (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira)
66 The Carpenter (Clay Guida)
72 The Hitman (Martin Kampmann)
77 Hands of Stone (Sam Stout)
78 The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (Tito Ortiz)
79 The Axe Murderer (Wanderlei Silva)
83 The Nightmare (Diego Sanchez)
96 Shogun (Mauricio Rua)
100 Rush (Georges St-Pierre)
106 The Spider (Anderson Silva)
147 Kevin Ferguson (Kimbo Slice)
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