Junior dos Santos Autographs Pick Up Steam

November 24, 2011 by  
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Current UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior dos Santos brings a 14-1 MMA record with him to the throne of the U.F.C., and shows no signs of slowing down. After his November 12th, 1st round knockout of former champ Cain Velasquez, Santos has proven himself to be a worthy champion indeed.  Now, he's being recognized in the memorabilia arena.  Junior dos Santos autographs are among the hottest tickets on eBay right now.

Santos has only suffered one MMA loss and that was at he hands of Joaquim Ferreira in 2007 by armbar submission. Santos had previously beaten Ferreira earlier that same year by exhaustive submission.

Santos victories have been a combination KO’s, TKO’s, unanimous decisions and various submission moves, including a unanimous decision on Shane Carwin. But what made his championship bout so impressive was his knockout of the champ in 1:04. Santos delivered a right hand blow that knocked Velasquez down and finished it with punches. We later learned that Santos suffered a torn meniscus, which he is scheduled to have surgery on soon.

You can pick up a regular dos Santos trading card for a buck or two, but his  signed Topps UFC cards have been selling for anywhere from $50-500, depending on scarcity.  A Topps Diamond 1/1 dos Santos auto was one of this week's hottest cards on eBay (see left).

A 2009 Topps rookie card (described as mint condition) for dos Santos is currently selling for $4.99 via eBay (“Buy It Now” price), and at the time of this article’s conception, there have been no bids. There are however bids coming in on various other collectibles including a UFC 108 event used mat card for dos Santo (current bid $1.04), a Round 5 UFC Junior dos Santos action figure (current bid $50), a Leaf MMA Junior dos Santos National Pride Autograph 23/60 (current bid $26) and a 2010 LEAF MMA Junior dos Santos Heavy Weight Champion Base Red Autograph (starting bid $14.99).

Junior dos Santo is no doubt a rising star in the MMA (and UFC) industry. His talents have earned him recognition as the number one heavyweight fighter in the world by Sherdog.com, MMA Weekly, MMAfighting.com, and FightMagazine.com. On Santos UFC debut at UFC 90, he was considered a major underdog until he knocked out top contender Fabricio Werdum in the first round with a strong uppercut. His record is currently 8-0 in the UFC alone.

He's scheduled to defend his UFC title against the winner of the UFC 141 main event, which is between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.  A win there could send Junior dos Santos autographs even higher by entrenching him as a full-fledged superstar. There were only about 330 dos Santos items on eBay at last check. Click here to check out what's available.

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