2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box – Top Cards, Parallels, Prices, Checklist, Invest

Invest in UFC Select Hobby Boxes and take advantage of the UFC rapid rise to stardom. The Panini Select Brand is super high-end and holds up well over time.

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2021 ufc select hobby box

2021 Panini Select is the first-ever UFC release from the brand following a multi-year licensing agreement with the trading card company.

In practice, it follows a similar format to other Select collections, with a three-tiered base set named Concourse, Premier Level, and Octagonside

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There are numerous popular inserts and autos, so here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Panini Select UFC collection. 


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2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box: Top 5 Cards

We’ll begin with a rundown containing five of the best cards available in 2021 Panini Select UFC sets. 

 

1. 2021 Panini Select UFC Khabib Nurmagomedov #47

2021 Panini Select UFC Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Khabib’s second appearance on this list, this time we’re looking at his Concourse parallel, which shows the fighter in a devastating action shot as he prepares to smesh

The majority of colored parallels are pretty affordable unless you’re looking at anything with a serial number of 25 or less. 

It’s an affordable alternative to the signed Khabib card seen above and is another with good potential for profit in the future. 

 

2. 2021 Panini Select UFC Signatures Khabib Nurmagomedov #SG-KBN

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Khabib Nurmagomedov retired in 2021, with a record of 29-0-0. (This includes 13 victories in the UFC as he claimed the lightweight championship in dominating fashion.)

His signed card from the 2021 Select UFC Signatures set has a base version which is limited to 99 copies. 

It’s definitely worth grading if you’re one of the lucky owners, even if the auto is of the stickered variety. 

 

3. 2021 Panini Select UFC Israel Adesanya #233

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Israel Adesanya is one of the most exciting fighters in the organization, as “The Last Stylebender” unified the middleweight division and beat all-comers. He eventually went up to light-heavyweight, losing to Jan Błachowicz in a title bout. 

His Octagonside card is clearly favored by collectors, drawing attention and multiple bids whenever a copy comes up at auction. It features a great shot of Adesanya with his arm held aloft, with a clear view of the UFC strap.

 

4. 2021 Panini Select UFC Brock Lesnar #18

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Brock Lesnar is arguably better known for his time spent as a WWE wrestler, but his MMA cards are still highly collectible. He won the UFC heavyweight championship in his fourth professional fight, which is an insane achievement for any athlete. 

Avoiding the fairly basic auto, Lesnar has a trio of interesting Prizm cards from the base set. The Concourse image shows the fighter with his hand aloft, while Premier Level shows him in the midst of the action.

 

5. 2021 Panini Select UFC Conor McGregor #40

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Conor McGregor’s star has slightly faded over the past few years, but he’s still one of the best pulls from the latest UFC Panini release

This time, we’re looking at the base Concourse card, which comes with Lucky Envelope parallels, as well as Prizms and Disco Prizms that are serial numbered.  

It features an action shot of McGregor as he unleashes a shoulder strike against the hapless Donald ‘Cowboy Cerrone in a 2020 victory. We’d also keep an eye on the Premier Level card (#199), thanks to a great horizontal shot.

 

2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box: Parallels

The collection relies heavily on subsets, and all three of the Concourse, Premier Level and Octagonside cards have a range of parallels. 

H2 Hybrid boxes have exclusive Disco autograph parallels, as well as exclusive Disco base cards. You’ll also be able to find elusive Octagonside Silver Prizms, along with Tie-Dye Prizms and Gold Prizms.

Of the many parallels on offer, Silver Prizms and Zebra parallels are defined as ultra-rare

Inserts are provided in the form of country-specific Global Icons, as well as Grapplers and Strikers. They’re available as Silver Prizms, Black Prizms and Gold Prizms.

Hobby boxes have three total hits, two of which are autographs. It also averages out to one Prizms parallel per pack.

 

2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box: Retail Prices

You’ll probably have to spend roughly $1,000 if you want to add a 2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box to your personal collection at the current time of writing. (that’s according to the resale market, and auction sites like eBay.)

The addition of fighter autos and a premium feel do offer some explanation for the high price tag, but it’s still ridiculously expensive for the average UFC fan. 

(For example, with an ESPN+ subscription, the UFC 264 PPV was priced at $69.99. A single 2021 Select hobby box will cost roughly the same amount as watching 15 events.)

They’ve probably priced the average collector out of buying a box, so it might be better to buy any cards you want directly. 

 

2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box: Investment Rating

Panini hasn’t wasted any time when it came to putting their new image rights to use. The 2021 Panini Select UFC Hobby Box is undoubtedly seen as a premium release, at least judging by the price tag and the going rate for parallels on the resale market. 

The box itself looks to be a solid investment if you plan to keep it closed, although there are a variety of massive hits that are likely to be worth a lot in the future. 

It’s a high-risk, high-reward scenario that will depend on the parallels and autos contained within. 

 

2021 UFC Select Checklist(s)

Any questions in regards to the 2021 UFC Select Set can be directed to info@goldcardauctions or our FB Page.

1 Robbie Lawler – Welterweight
2 Dan Ige – Featherweight
3 Tyron Woodley – Welterweight
4 Frankie Edgar – Bantamweight
5 Jan Blachowicz – Light Heavyweight
6 Aleksandar Rakic – Light Heavyweight
7 Kamaru Usman – Welterweight
8 Brian Ortega – Featherweight
9 Michael Chandler – Lightweight
10 Claudia Gadelha – Strawweight
11 Rose Namajunas – Strawweight
12 Derek Brunson – Middleweight
13 Uriah Hall – Middleweight
14 Georges St-Pierre – Welterweight
15 Jared Cannonier – Middleweight
16 Alexander Volkanovski – Featherweight
17 Katlyn Chookagian – Flyweight
18 Brock Lesnar – Heavyweight
19 Michael Chiesa – Welterweight
20 Cody Garbrandt – Bantamweight
21 Robert Whittaker – Middleweight
22 Derrick Lewis – Heavyweight
23 Urijah Faber – Bantamweight
24 Germaine de Randamie – Bantamweight
25 Jessica Andrade – Flyweight
26 Alexander Volkov – Heavyweight
27 Kelvin Gastelum – Middleweight
28 Cain Velasquez – Heavyweight
29 Michel Pereira – Welterweight
30 Colby Covington – Welterweight
31 Ryan Spann – Light Heavyweight
32 Diego Ferreira – Lightweight
33 Valentina Shevchenko – Flyweight
34 Gilbert Burns – Welterweight
35 Jiri Prochazka – Light Heavyweight
36 Magomed Ankalaev – Light Heavyweight
37 Kevin Holland – Middleweight
38 Calvin Kattar – Featherweight
39 Nate Diaz – Welterweight
40 Conor McGregor – Lightweight
41 Shogun Rua – Light Heavyweight
42 Dominick Cruz – Bantamweight
43 Vicente Luque – Welterweight
44 Glover Teixeira – Light Heavyweight
45 Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Strawweight
46 Aljamain Sterling – Bantamweight
47 Khabib Nurmagomedov – Lightweight
48 Carla Esparza – Strawweight
49 Nina Nunes – Strawweight
50 Cory Sandhagen – Bantamweight
51 Stephen Thompson – Welterweight
52 Dominick Reyes – Light Heavyweight
53 Volkan Oezdemir – Light Heavyweight
54 Holly Holm – Bantamweight
55 Jorge Masvidal – Welterweight
56 Amanda Nunes – Featherweight
57 Khamzat Chimaev – Welterweight
58 Chan Sung Jung – Featherweight
59 Paul Felder – Lightweight
60 Curtis Blaydes – Heavyweight
61 Stipe Miocic – Heavyweight
62 Donald Cerrone – Welterweight
63 Yair Rodriguez – Featherweight
64 Israel Adesanya – Middleweight
65 Jose Aldo – Bantamweight
66 Anthony Smith – Light Heavyweight
67 Leon Edwards – Welterweight
68 Charles Oliveira – Lightweight
69 Paulo Costa – Middleweight
70 Cynthia Calvillo – Flyweight
71 Thiago Santos – Light Heavyweight
72 Dustin Poirier – Lightweight
73 Jimmy Crute – Light Heavyweight
74 Jacare Souza – Middleweight
75 Joseph Benavidez – Flyweight
76 Arnold Allen – Featherweight
77 Marlon Moraes – Bantamweight
78 Chris Weidman – Middleweight
79 Petr Yan – Bantamweight
80 Dan Henderson – Middleweight
81 Bryce Mitchell – Featherweight
82 Felice Herrig – Strawweight
83 Zabit Magomedsharipov – Featherweight
84 Jack Hermansson – Middleweight
85 Matt Schnell – Flyweight
86 Aspen Ladd – Bantamweight
87 Marvin Vettori – Middleweight
88 Chuck Liddell – Light Heavyweight
89 Rodolfo Vieira – Middleweight
90 Darren Till – Middleweight
91 Tony Ferguson – Lightweight
92 Francis Ngannou – Heavyweight
93 Zhang Weili – Strawweight
94 Jair Rozenstruik – Heavyweight
95 Justin Gaethje – Lightweight
96 Brandon Moreno – Flyweight
97 Max Holloway – Featherweight
98 Ciryl Gane – Heavyweight
99 Rob Font – Bantamweight
100 Deiveson Figueiredo – Flyweight
101 Shogun Rua – Light Heavyweight
102 Stephen Thompson – Welterweight
103 Robbie Lawler – Welterweight
104 Stipe Miocic – Heavyweight
105 Rose Namajunas – Strawweight
106 Thiago Santos – Light Heavyweight
107 Robert Whittaker – Middleweight
108 Bryce Mitchell – Featherweight
109 Ryan Spann – Light Heavyweight
110 Tony Ferguson – Lightweight
111 Dominick Cruz – Bantamweight
112 Dominick Reyes – Light Heavyweight
113 Dan Ige – Featherweight
114 Donald Cerrone – Welterweight
115 Derek Brunson – Middleweight
116 Dustin Poirier – Lightweight
117 Derrick Lewis – Heavyweight
118 Felice Herrig – Strawweight
119 Diego Ferreira – Lightweight
120 Francis Ngannou – Heavyweight
121 Vicente Luque – Welterweight
122 Volkan Oezdemir – Light Heavyweight
123 Tyron Woodley – Welterweight
124 Yair Rodriguez – Featherweight
125 Chase Hooper – Featherweight
126 Jimmy Crute – Light Heavyweight
127 Urijah Faber – Bantamweight
128 Zabit Magomedsharipov – Featherweight
129 Valentina Shevchenko – Flyweight
130 Zhang Weili – Strawweight
131 Glover Teixeira – Light Heavyweight
132 Holly Holm – Bantamweight
133 Frankie Edgar – Bantamweight
134 Israel Adesanya – Middleweight
135 Georges St-Pierre – Welterweight
136 Jacare Souza – Middleweight
137 Germaine de Randamie – Bantamweight
138 Jack Hermansson – Middleweight
139 Gilbert Burns – Welterweight
140 Jair Rozenstruik – Heavyweight
141 Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Strawweight
142 Jorge Masvidal – Welterweight
143 Jan Blachowicz – Light Heavyweight
144 Jose Aldo – Bantamweight
145 Jared Cannonier – Middleweight
146 Joseph Benavidez – Flyweight
147 Jessica Andrade – Flyweight
148 Matt Schnell – Flyweight
149 Jiri Prochazka – Light Heavyweight
150 Justin Gaethje – Lightweight
151 Aljamain Sterling – Bantamweight
152 Amanda Nunes – Featherweight
153 Aleksandar Rakic – Light Heavyweight
154 Anthony Smith – Light Heavyweight
155 Alexander Volkanovski – Featherweight
156 Arnold Allen – Featherweight
157 Alexander Volkov – Heavyweight
158 Aspen Ladd – Bantamweight
159 Magomed Ankalaev – Light Heavyweight
160 Brandon Moreno – Flyweight
161 Khabib Nurmagomedov – Lightweight
162 Khamzat Chimaev – Welterweight
163 Kamaru Usman – Welterweight
164 Leon Edwards – Welterweight
165 Katlyn Chookagian – Flyweight
166 Marlon Moraes – Bantamweight
167 Kelvin Gastelum – Middleweight
168 Marvin Vettori – Middleweight
169 Kevin Holland – Middleweight
170 Max Holloway – Featherweight
171 Carla Esparza – Strawweight
172 Chan Sung Jung – Featherweight
173 Brian Ortega – Featherweight
174 Charles Oliveira – Lightweight
175 Brock Lesnar – Heavyweight
176 Chris Weidman – Middleweight
177 Cain Velasquez – Heavyweight
178 Chuck Liddell – Light Heavyweight
179 Calvin Kattar – Featherweight
180 Ciryl Gane – Heavyweight
181 Nina Nunes – Strawweight
182 Paul Felder – Lightweight
183 Michael Chandler – Lightweight
184 Paulo Costa – Middleweight
185 Michael Chiesa – Welterweight
186 Petr Yan – Bantamweight
187 Michel Pereira – Welterweight
188 Rodolfo Vieira – Middleweight
189 Nate Diaz – Welterweight
190 Rob Font – Bantamweight
191 Cory Sandhagen – Bantamweight
192 Curtis Blaydes – Heavyweight
193 Claudia Gadelha – Strawweight
194 Cynthia Calvillo – Flyweight
195 Cody Garbrandt – Bantamweight
196 Dan Henderson – Middleweight
197 Colby Covington – Welterweight
198 Darren Till – Middleweight
199 Conor McGregor – Lightweight
200 Deiveson Figueiredo – Flyweight
201 Vicente Luque – Welterweight
202 Nina Nunes – Strawweight
203 Glover Teixeira – Light Heavyweight
204 Cory Sandhagen – Bantamweight
205 Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Strawweight
206 Aljamain Sterling – Bantamweight
207 Shogun Rua – Light Heavyweight
208 Khabib Nurmagomedov – Lightweight
209 Dominick Cruz – Bantamweight
210 Carla Esparza – Strawweight
211 Volkan Oezdemir – Light Heavyweight
212 Paul Felder – Lightweight
213 Holly Holm – Bantamweight
214 Curtis Blaydes – Heavyweight
215 Jorge Masvidal – Welterweight
216 Amanda Nunes – Featherweight
217 Stephen Thompson – Welterweight
218 Khamzat Chimaev – Welterweight
219 Dominick Reyes – Light Heavyweight
220 Chan Sung Jung – Featherweight
221 Tyron Woodley – Welterweight
222 Michael Chandler – Lightweight
223 Frankie Edgar – Bantamweight
224 Claudia Gadelha – Strawweight
225 Jan Blachowicz – Light Heavyweight
226 Aleksandar Rakic – Light Heavyweight
227 Robbie Lawler – Welterweight
228 Kamaru Usman – Welterweight
229 Dan Ige – Featherweight
230 Brian Ortega – Featherweight
231 Yair Rodriguez – Featherweight
232 Paulo Costa – Middleweight
233 Israel Adesanya – Middleweight
234 Cynthia Calvillo – Flyweight
235 Jose Aldo – Bantamweight
236 Anthony Smith – Light Heavyweight
237 Stipe Miocic – Heavyweight
238 Leon Edwards – Welterweight
239 Donald Cerrone – Welterweight
240 Charles Oliveira – Lightweight
241 Chase Hooper – Featherweight
242 Michael Chiesa – Welterweight
243 Georges St-Pierre – Welterweight
244 Cody Garbrandt – Bantamweight
245 Jared Cannonier – Middleweight
246 Alexander Volkanovski – Featherweight
247 Rose Namajunas – Strawweight
248 Katlyn Chookagian – Flyweight
249 Derek Brunson – Middleweight
250 Brock Lesnar – Heavyweight
251 Jimmy Crute – Light Heavyweight
252 Petr Yan – Bantamweight
253 Jacare Souza – Middleweight
254 Dan Henderson – Middleweight
255 Joseph Benavidez – Flyweight
256 Arnold Allen – Featherweight
257 Thiago Santos – Light Heavyweight
258 Marlon Moraes – Bantamweight
259 Dustin Poirier – Lightweight
260 Chris Weidman – Middleweight
261 Urijah Faber – Bantamweight
262 Michel Pereira – Welterweight
263 Germaine de Randamie – Bantamweight
264 Colby Covington – Welterweight
265 Jessica Andrade – Flyweight
266 Alexander Volkov – Heavyweight
267 Robert Whittaker – Middleweight
268 Kelvin Gastelum – Middleweight
269 Derrick Lewis – Heavyweight
270 Cain Velasquez – Heavyweight
271 Zabit Magomedsharipov – Featherweight
272 Rodolfo Vieira – Middleweight
273 Jack Hermansson – Middleweight
274 Darren Till – Middleweight
275 Matt Schnell – Flyweight
276 Aspen Ladd – Bantamweight
277 Bryce Mitchell – Featherweight
278 Marvin Vettori – Middleweight
279 Felice Herrig – Strawweight
280 Chuck Liddell – Light Heavyweight
281 Valentina Shevchenko – Flyweight
282 Nate Diaz – Welterweight
283 Gilbert Burns – Welterweight
284 Conor McGregor – Lightweight
285 Jiri Prochazka – Light Heavyweight
286 Magomed Ankalaev – Light Heavyweight
287 Ryan Spann – Light Heavyweight
288 Kevin Holland – Middleweight
289 Diego Ferreira – Lightweight
290 Calvin Kattar – Featherweight
291 Zhang Weili – Strawweight
292 Rob Font – Bantamweight
293 Jair Rozenstruik – Heavyweight
294 Deiveson Figueiredo – Flyweight
295 Justin Gaethje – Lightweight
296 Brandon Moreno – Flyweight
297 Tony Ferguson – Lightweight
298 Max Holloway – Featherweight
299 Francis Ngannou – Heavyweight
300 Ciryl Gane – Heavyweight

 

 

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James is a journalism graduate/freelance writer from London, who specializes in sports cards and technology. He has a particular interest in tech for good, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing video games.

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