A Guide To 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA [Checklist Updated]
2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA is scheduled to be released on October 13th, 2023.
Per Panini, the set boasts a lot of diversity, and this theme shines brilliantly in the 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA. The set would be Panini’s most diverse release in its UFC history, comprising more than 20 brands. Here’s everything you need to know about the third iteration of this product.
Panini UFC Chronicles 2023 product basics
Panini began its partnership with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in 2021 and has released several MMA products since 2021, including Panini UFC Prizm, the first set.
Just like the 2022 – 23 Panini Chronicles Soccer, the 2023 Panini Chronicles UFA MMA has all the typical Chronicles offerings, such as a robust offering of Prizm, autographs, and lots of parallels.
This set highlights UFC’s greatest legends, current stars, and rookie newcomers to the Octagon, and each hobby box comes with two guaranteed autographs.
2023 UFC Chronicles release formats
Collectors looking to see the Tmall boxes make their return would have to wait some more as no other format besides Hobby boxes has been announced.
2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA Hobby Box
- 8 cards per pack
- 6 packs per box
- 12 boxes per case
- Set Size: TBA
- Release date: September 20, 2023
- Hobby boxes are currently available for $160 on preorder.
On average, each hobby box will contain:
- 2 Autographs
- 12 Holographic Base/Parallels
- 10 Optichrome Base/Parallels
There’ll be other boxes on offer from Panini besides the hobby boxes. There have been blaster boxes for both years, and collectors would be hoping the Tmall boxes make a comeback after being absent in last year’s release.
While the 2021 Chronicles Tmall boxes only guaranteed Tmall red parallels, they gave collectors a shot at the coveted Cracked Ice and even more valuable SSSP Gala Rookies.
We’ll update this article once Panini releases details of any other formats.
2023 UFC Chronicles checklist
As is the norm for all Chronicles sets, the 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC checklist contains tons of different Panini brands.
2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA base set
Panini has yet to release the complete checklist information for this set, so the number of base cards is unknown. However, if the two previous releases are anything to go by, we expect a robust base set of at least 400 cards.
Panini has lauded this release as the most diverse release in the history of UFC trading cards. Its base set will feature cards from over 20 of Panini America’s most popular brands.
These include collector-favorite staples such as;
- Contenders Optic
- Crown Royale
- National Treasures
- Rookies and Stars
This star-heavy set offers collectors tons of diversity, showcasing UFC’s greatest legends, current stars, and rookies. Some brands may be exclusive to particular configurations and pack types, as has been the case with previous releases.
2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA inserts
The 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA boasts many inserts, as expected from a Chronicles release. These include.
- National Treasures and the very popular
- Kaboom! Insert, which features twenty difference-makers, including Jon Jones, Bo Nickal, Paddy Pimblett, Islam Makhachev, and Israel Adesanya.
This article will be updated with insert parallels once Panini releases the complete checklist for the product.
2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA autographs and relics
Similar to the base and insert offering, the 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC checklist offers plenty of varieties with its autograph cards. There are several autographs on offer, such as;
- National Treasures Memorabilia Autographs
- Tools of the Trade Signatures
- Crown Royale Silhouettes
- Prizm National Pride Signatures
- Obsidian Lightning Strike Signatures (making its Panini UFC debut)
- Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade
The 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC autograph keeps up with the theme and packs several brands in one pack, offering collectors a generous variety of signers.
This article will be updated with parallels for each autograph brand once Panini releases the complete checklist for the product.
Investing in 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA
With two prior Panini Chronicles UFC releases, investors looking to invest in this product can gauge its value. Let’s look at the investment potential for The 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC.
Investing in UFC Chronicles hobby boxes
Let’s look at the resale values for hobby boxes of the last two Panini Chronicles UFC releases.
|2021 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA hobby box||$319.95|
|2022 Panini Chronicles UFC MMA hobby box||$207.95|
As can be seen, there’s quite a disparity between the two values. The 2021 Panini Chronicles hobby box prices have stabilized around the $320 – $350 mark.
This is a far cry from the $740 heights they reached a few weeks after it was released. Meanwhile, last year’s hobby boxes sold for around $120 less. It’s also worth mentioning that it never hit any impressive heights like the 2021 release.
These prices are just a little over two to three times its MSRP. It offers no significant ROI for collectors who invested in hobby boxes. Anyone familiar with Chronicles knows its hobby boxes struggle to hold its value.
Its low entry point, lots of rookies, and tons of brands on offer make it great for newer collectors. However, investors might be better off looking elsewhere to invest in hobby boxes. Investors should not expect these to grow substantially in value.
Investing in singles
The investment potential for singles is much more promising for the Panini Chronicles UFC product. Let’s see the value of some of the best-performing singles from the two previous releases.
|2021 Panini Chronicles UFC Khabib Nurmagomedov National Treasures Relic Auto /49 Ungraded||$899.4|
|2021 Panini Chronicles UFC Khamzat Chimaev PSA 9 Rookie Gold 1/10 #174 RC||$770|
|2021 UFC Chronicles Spectra Gold Refractor RC Rookie Khamzat Chimaev 8/10 #32 PSA10||$910|
|2022 Panini Chronicles UFC Sean Brady Gold #450 Ungraded||$550|
|2022 Panini Chronicles UFC Paddy Pimblett Gold #426 Ungraded||$427|
|2022 Panini Chronicles UFC Israel Adesanya Gold #116 PSA 10||$226|
As is evidence, lots of singles outpace the value of hobby boxes for the last two Panini Chronicles UFC releases.
While the inaugural 2021 release has the most valuable cards, singles from the 2022 release still offered a solid return on investments. This is expected to continue for the 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC release.
Final thoughts on the 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC release
Panini’s third lap of their Chronicle UFC brand continues the tradition that makes Chronicles a beloved brand. It offers a collection comprising more than 20 beloved Panini brands in one box.
Collectors would enjoy the diverse styles, exciting inserts, and generous signatures offered, including high-end autograph brands like National Treasures Autographs.
While prices for the 2022 singles didn’t reach the heights the inaugural release did, it doesn’t indicate a decline in demand. Expert collectors know debut releases hold their value exceedingly well.
While I won’t advise anyone to invest in hobby boxes of a Chronicle product, investing in singles can yield significant ROI. Overall, with its diverse offering, this product is undoubtedly one to keep an eye on for investors and a must-have for any UFC collector.
2023 Panini Chronicles UFC checklist
A full 2023 Panini Chronicles UFC checklist has been released. Here is what you can find in this October 2023 release.
|wdt_ID||Set||Player||Team||Position||Card Number||Number of Cards|
|1||Base Absolute||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122|
|2||Base Absolute||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123|
|3||Base Absolute||Umar Nurmagomedov||Bantamweight||BW||124|
|4||Base Absolute||Amanda Nunes||Bantamweight||BW||125|
|5||Base Absolute||Justin Gaethje||Lightweight||LW||127|
|6||Base Absolute||Grant Dawson||Lightweight||LW||128|
|7||Base Absolute||Aleksandar Rakic||Light Heavyweight||LHW||129|
|8||Base Absolute||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130|
|9||Base Absolute Blue||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||99|
|10||Base Absolute Blue||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||99|
|11||Base Absolute Blue||Amanda Nunes||Bantamweight||BW||125||99|
|12||Base Absolute Blue||Dan Ige||Featherweight||FW||126||99|
|13||Base Absolute Blue||Aleksandar Rakic||Light Heavyweight||LHW||129||99|
|14||Base Absolute Blue||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||99|
|15||Base Absolute Bronze||Amanda Lemos||Strawweight||SW||121||299|
|16||Base Absolute Bronze||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||299|
|17||Base Absolute Bronze||Umar Nurmagomedov||Bantamweight||BW||124||299|
|18||Base Absolute Bronze||Justin Gaethje||Lightweight||LW||127||299|
|19||Base Absolute Bronze||Grant Dawson||Lightweight||LW||128||299|
|20||Base Absolute Bronze||Aleksandar Rakic||Light Heavyweight||LHW||129||299|
|21||Base Absolute Bronze||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||299|
|22||Base Absolute Gold||Amanda Lemos||Strawweight||SW||121||10|
|23||Base Absolute Gold||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||10|
|24||Base Absolute Gold||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||10|
|25||Base Absolute Gold||Umar Nurmagomedov||Bantamweight||BW||124||10|
|26||Base Absolute Gold||Dan Ige||Featherweight||FW||126||10|
|27||Base Absolute Gold||Justin Gaethje||Lightweight||LW||127||10|
|28||Base Absolute Gold||Grant Dawson||Lightweight||LW||128||10|
|29||Base Absolute Green||Amanda Lemos||Strawweight||SW||121||99|
|30||Base Absolute Green||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||99|
|31||Base Absolute Green||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||99|
|32||Base Absolute Green||Umar Nurmagomedov||Bantamweight||BW||124||99|
|33||Base Absolute Green||Dan Ige||Featherweight||FW||126||99|
|34||Base Absolute Green||Justin Gaethje||Lightweight||LW||127||99|
|35||Base Absolute Green||Grant Dawson||Lightweight||LW||128||99|
|36||Base Absolute Green||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||99|
|37||Base Absolute Holo Silver||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||25|
|38||Base Absolute Holo Silver||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||25|
|39||Base Absolute Holo Silver||Amanda Nunes||Bantamweight||BW||125||25|
|40||Base Absolute Holo Silver||Dan Ige||Featherweight||FW||126||25|
|41||Base Absolute Holo Silver||Aleksandar Rakic||Light Heavyweight||LHW||129||25|
|42||Base Absolute Holo Silver||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||25|
|43||Base Absolute Platinum||Amanda Lemos||Strawweight||SW||121||1|
|44||Base Absolute Platinum||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||1|
|45||Base Absolute Platinum||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||1|
|46||Base Absolute Platinum||Umar Nurmagomedov||Bantamweight||BW||124||1|
|47||Base Absolute Platinum||Dan Ige||Featherweight||FW||126||1|
|48||Base Absolute Platinum||Justin Gaethje||Lightweight||LW||127||1|
|49||Base Absolute Platinum||Grant Dawson||Lightweight||LW||128||1|
|50||Base Absolute Platinum||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||1|
|51||Base Absolute Purple||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||49|
|52||Base Absolute Purple||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||49|
|53||Base Absolute Purple||Amanda Nunes||Bantamweight||BW||125||49|
|54||Base Absolute Purple||Dan Ige||Featherweight||FW||126||49|
|55||Base Absolute Purple||Aleksandar Rakic||Light Heavyweight||LHW||129||49|
|56||Base Absolute Purple||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||49|
|57||Base Absolute Red||Amanda Lemos||Strawweight||SW||121||199|
|58||Base Absolute Red||Dan Hooker||Lightweight||LW||122||199|
|59||Base Absolute Red||Heili Alateng||Bantamweight||BW||123||199|
|60||Base Absolute Red||Umar Nurmagomedov||Bantamweight||BW||124||199|
|61||Base Absolute Red||Justin Gaethje||Lightweight||LW||127||199|
|62||Base Absolute Red||Grant Dawson||Lightweight||LW||128||199|
|63||Base Absolute Red||Irene Aldana||Bantamweight||BW||130||199|
|64||Base Certified||Alexander Volkov||Heavyweight||HW||221|
|65||Base Certified||Amanda Nunes||Bantamweight||BW||222|
|66||Base Certified||Jon Jones||Heavyweight||HW||224|
|67||Base Certified||Raphael Assuncao||Bantamweight||BW||225|
|68||Base Certified||Marlon Vera||Bantamweight||BW||226|
|69||Base Certified||Arnold Allen||Featherweight||FW||227|
|70||Base Certified||Randy Brown||Welterweight||WW||228|
|71||Base Certified||Movsar Evloev||Featherweight||FW||229|
|72||Base Certified||Casey O'Neill||Flyweight||FLW||231|
|73||Base Certified||Deiveson Figueiredo||Flyweight||FLW||232|
|74||Base Certified||Matheus Nicolau||Flyweight||FLW||233|
|75||Base Certified||Rose Namajunas||Strawweight||SW||234|
|77||Base Certified||Shavkat Rakhmonov||Welterweight||WW||236|
|78||Base Certified||Li Jingliang||Welterweight||WW||237|
|79||Base Certified||Mark Madsen||Lightweight||LW||238|
|80||Base Certified||Sean Strickland||Middleweight||MW||239|
|81||Base Certified||Rinat Fakhretdinov||Welterweight||WW||240|
|82||Base Certified Blue||Alexander Volkov||Heavyweight||HW||221||99|
|83||Base Certified Blue||Dustin Jacoby||Light Heavyweight||LHW||223||99|
|84||Base Certified Blue||Jon Jones||Heavyweight||HW||224||99|
|85||Base Certified Blue||Marlon Vera||Bantamweight||BW||226||99|
|86||Base Certified Blue||Randy Brown||Welterweight||WW||228||99|
|87||Base Certified Blue||Movsar Evloev||Featherweight||FW||229||99|
|88||Base Certified Blue||Melsik Baghdasaryan||Featherweight||FW||230||99|
|89||Base Certified Blue||Casey O'Neill||Flyweight||FLW||231||99|
|90||Base Certified Blue||Deiveson Figueiredo||Flyweight||FLW||232||99|
|91||Base Certified Blue||Matheus Nicolau||Flyweight||FLW||233||99|
|92||Base Certified Blue||Sodiq Yusuff||Featherweight||FW||235||99|
|93||Base Certified Blue||Shavkat Rakhmonov||Welterweight||WW||236||99|
|94||Base Certified Blue||Li Jingliang||Welterweight||WW||237||99|
|95||Base Certified Blue||Rinat Fakhretdinov||Welterweight||WW||240||99|
|96||Base Certified Bronze||Amanda Nunes||Bantamweight||BW||222||199|
|97||Base Certified Bronze||Dustin Jacoby||Light Heavyweight||LHW||223||199|
|98||Base Certified Bronze||Jon Jones||Heavyweight||HW||224||199|
|99||Base Certified Bronze||Raphael Assuncao||Bantamweight||BW||225||199|
|100||Base Certified Bronze||Arnold Allen||Featherweight||FW||227||199|
|Set||Player||Team||Position||Card Number||Number of Cards|