American fighter Jon Jones is regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. His career has been marked with victories, championships, and more than his share of controversy. He's a household name in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having defended his Light Heavyweight title.
numerous times even before he came back in 2023 and took the Heavyweight title.
Taking a few years off hasn’t hurt the value of Jon Jones trading cards much at all. Despite some setbacks from his actions in and out of the Octagon, Jon “Bones” Jones (as he often calls himself) has put up an impressive record and he’s maintained his popularity. As a result, his cards have turned into treasured collectibles in the MMA card market. With his recent return to the sport, which has been an immediate success, the market for Jon Jones cards is only going to climb. As you will see from the list below, plenty of recent sales are driving up the value of his most popular cards.
So, let’s get to it: Here are the 13 most expensive and valuable Jon Jones cards ever sold. You can also watch trends in the price of his cards right here on Cardbase and in the Cardbase App. When you find your favorite cards, you can even add them to your Watchlist so you’ll get notified when a copy comes up for sale.
As usual, we only list a single copy of each card although additional copies may have sold in similar price ranges. This allows us to highlight a greater number of valuable cards.
13) 2022 Donruss Optic UFC Gold Vinyl Raw Jon Jones 1/1 #65 - $2,750
The Donruss Optic line are making a play for the space dominated by Panini’s brilliant Prizm series and, from the look of this 2022 Jon Jones card, they’re onto something. This stylish design highlights the stamina of the amazing Mr. Jones, as he cops a stance that shows his weariness alongside his readiness to keep fighting. One of the toughest competitors to ever enter the Octagon, Jones is fighting his way back onto the scene successfully in 2023, having already claimed the Heavyweight belt as his own. He’s not stopping there, either, which should help increase the value of his cards going forward.
This attractive card, like the Panini Prizms, is also limited. This 1/1 Gold card was rated a BGS 9.5 Gem Mint and sold back in January 2023 for $2,750. I believe that’s going to look like a crazy bargain the next time this dazzling card hits the market.
12) 2012 Topps UFC Knockout Red Ruby Jon Jones /8 - $3,000
This is a card that Jon Jones must have loved to sign. His cards usually show his thrilling athleticism but this one is truly amazing. Yes, that’s his foot in the foreground, about to slam down his opponent. It’s an awesome shot and the design allows for the autograph to still be prominent on the card. Few UFC fighters use their feet as much as Bones Jones and this 2012 card perfectly catches that distinction.
This autograph series was limited to 8 copies and there are still a few ungraded copies floating around. In June 2023, a copy sold for about $3,000 but I’m quite sure that it will rise in value after the card is graded and its condition is authenticated. Remember to always grade your cards if you want to maximize your value. You can easily see the difference if you track card values on Cardbase.
11) 2011 Topps Finest Gold Jon Jones Auto /25 Refractor
One of the most vicious photos from a UFC card, this 2011 Topps Finest autograph card has a young Jon Jones whaling on his opponent while he’s down. The brutality of life in the Octagon is obvious here. Most of the time, we see the athletic “Jon Bones” delivering powerful lunging attacks and kicks on his cards. This time, it’s just full-scale punishment raining down on his opponent, reminding fans of the relentless attack we see when Jon Jones comes on the stage.
The 2011 Topps line includes a few versions of this card, so if you want to add it to your collection, you have options. The Gold parallel version was printed in a limited run of 25, giving way to an increase in value with its scarcity. This ungraded copy sold in October 2021 for a whopping $3,999. When this card actually gets graded, the value should increase exponentially because this is an amazing collectible featuring one of the all-time greats of the UFC.
10) 2022 Panini Prizm UFC Color Blast Jon Jones #8 - $4,056
The Color Blast series from Panini is an attempt to build on the smash success of the Panini Prizm series. By incorporating this innovative color palette behind vibrant photographs of players across many sports, they’ve created another exceptional type of sports collectible. While pulling a Color Blast card from a pack is quite exciting, it’s a rare affair so these cards have instantly shot up in price and they’re sold for a lot of money when they do. Jon Jones is perfect for this series with his typically spirited photographs on his cards.
While ungraded copies of the 2022 card are listed online for thousands more, we have seen a PSA 10 Gem Mint copy sold recently for just over $4,056, after a best offer purchase in April 2022. With the interest in this series, we can expect they will be worth even more money in the days ahead.
9) 2009 Topps UFC Round 2 Ultimate Gear Jon Jones Relic Auto #JJ /25 - $4,350
The 2009 Topps Jon Jones Ultimate Gear Relic Auto card features an autograph and fight-worn garb from the legendary fighter. The card also features and highlights Jon Jones’ early-career autograph. This 2009 card is printed on a thicker stock with black borders, making it more challenging to keep the card in ideal shape - in fact, this copy was sold at a BGS 8 NM-MT+ grade for $4,305 in 2022.
This card was always going to be worth a lot of money since it has both a relic and an autograph. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Jon Jones is looking like his usual powerful self in the picture. It’s a good one and since it came out during his rookie year, this can be considered a rookie card, adding yet another layer of exclusivity to this valuable card. If you look into current asking prices for this card, you can see that the collector and investor market has taken notice.
8) 2009 Topps UFC Red Jon Jones Rookie #101 /8 - $7,100
Dual cards don’t always sneak onto these lists since these articles are all about highlighting cards that feature our main subject. However, this 2009 Topps UFC Red Jon Jones Rookie #101 /8 is too good not to include. While the immortal Jon Jones technically shares this limited edition Topps card from 2009 with Andre Gusmao, it’s all about “Da Bones.” The photo shows a dominant Jones whacking Gusmao on the shoulder and looking like his usual dominant self. Turn over the card and it shows stats for both fighters. If you look at the comparison, it’s Jones’ impressive start of ‘8-0-0’ against Gusmao’s ‘5-1-0’. The card even details how the 21-year-old Jones came in and took Brazil’s Gusmao off the undefeated list. As I said, this is Jones’ card.
This terrific collectible capturing that iconic early Jones fight is one of only 8 copies and it was graded in BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ condition before selling in February 2021 for $7,100. Better luck next time, Gusmao.
7) 2022 Panini Prizm UFC Flashback Tribute Gold Prizm Jon Jones #9 /10 - $7,499
Joe Jones has the goods in the octagon and a natural affinity for the camera whether he’s fighting or just declaring victory. In this case, “Jon Bones” is wearing his title belt and delivering a furious expression you can almost hear. It’s a powerful shot and these are the kind that Panini’s Prizm series uses to launch a dozen parallels.
In this case, it’s a Gold parallel that was highlighted for a big sale that drove up the value of this group of Prizm collectibles. As with many, you can find variants or the base card of 2022 Panini Prizm UFC Prizm Flashback #24 Jon Jones for less, but the Gold versions are always among the most sought after.
There are only 10 of these cards and the one that sold was a PSA 10 Gem Mint copy freshly delivered from Panini that sold for $7,499 in April 2022.
6) 2009 Topps UFC Jon Jones Rookie Card Auto #FAJJ - $8,700
While a lot of the cards on this list are from the recent Panini Prizm series parallels, this is a Jon Jones Rookie card from 2009 that shows a more typical MMA photograph. This Topps card is signed with a notably different signature than the style Jones would affect in recent days, but it’s still distinctive. If recent fans would question it, just look at the perfect 10 grade on the autograph to see that BGS verified it when the card was graded. While the imagery is less exciting than so many of the compelling Prizm cards, this is still a Rookie card with more value thanks to that distinction.
The card itself was graded a BGS 9.5 Gem Mint with top-notch sub-grades and sold back in January 2021 for a colossal $8,700. As Jon Bones re-emerges now, this card is going to get more valuable in the days ahead.
5) 2010 Topps UFC Thoughts From the Boss Jon Jones Dana White /25 #TFB-WJ - $8,800
In 2010, Topps released an interesting series of cards featuring UFC president Dana White and other fighters called "Thoughts From the Boss." The back of these cards included the president’s comments about the fighter co-featured on the card at that time. As the President of the UFC, Dana White plays a crucial role in the sport, and his thoughts matter. It’s fascinating to consider how his observations may have changed over time.
Since this card was released, both Jones and White have gone through controversies and serious setbacks in their relationship. White has been vocal about his disappointment in some of Jones' actions, having stripped Jones of belts and otherwise had to sideline him due to some of the fighter’s actions.
As a limited edition print of only 25 each, this is also just a rarity with two famous UFC personalities’ signatures on it, which surely helped this BGS 9 Mint copy (with solid 10 ratings for the authenticated signatures) sell in November 2021 for $8,800.
4) 2022 Panini Prizm UFC Black Parallel Jon Jones #4 1/1 - $11,982
When Panini Prizms strike with a great photo, UFC fans get excited. This triumphant shot of Jon Jones is thrilling to see on this set of Prizm Parallels. Thankfully, there are other versions with different color treatments so more of this superstar fighter’s fans can get a hold of them. From the Gold Shimmer parallels, of which there are only 5, selling for a few thousand dollars to the base version of 2022 Panini Prizm UFC #4 Jon Jones with a gray outer border that you can pick up for a few dollars online, there’s quite a range for any budget. That’s wonderful for most of Jon Jones’ fans but if you really want the exclusive version, there’s nothing like the Black single-card prints that have become among the most popular Prizm cards since they were introduced back in 2012.
As expected, this ungraded card was listed for close to $16,000 and sold for almost $12,000 back in April 2022. This valuable card is only going to be worth even more money when the buyer gets it graded by PSA or BGS to validate its quality. Look for this gorgeous collectible to increase in value when that happens.
3) 2021 Panini Prizm UFC Color Blast Jon Jones #11 - $16,000
Another recent Panini Prizm is next on our list, but this one adds a literal splash of color. This is also another of the exclusive Color Blast subset within the Prizm line. They are known for their eye-catching designs featuring an explosion of colors around dynamic shots of the athletes featured on the card. This card is no exception, showing Jon Jones in a leaping assault across the card. It’s one of his most thrilling cards and so it’s appropriate that it should sell for so much money.
In fact, this particular Jon Jones 2021 Prizm UFC Color Blast #11 was sold in PSA 10 Gem Mint condition for about $16,000 back in March 2022, putting it in the upper echelon on Jon Jones sports cards.
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2) 2021 Panini Prizm UFC Gold Prizm Jon Jones #101 /10 - $20,000
Jon Jones was just transitioning from light heavyweight to the heavyweight division back in 2020 when this card hit the market. Its lofty position on this list makes sense when you see the innovative design Panini outfitted this card in. The mix of the breakout border around a clear image of Jones while he leans into a lethal kick against the darker background showing his opponent tumbling down from his vicious attack looks so good on cardboard. The athleticism of Jones’ assault is gorgeously showcased with this design and it shows why Panini Prizm cards command so much money.
Like other Gold Prizm cards, this showstopper was limited to just 10 copies. This one, in SGC 9.5 Mint+ condition, sold in January 2023 for an impressive $20,000.
1) 2012 Topps Finest UFC Bloodlines Jon Jones #BLJJ 1/1 AUTO - $20,100
Ahead by just a hair, this 2012 Topps Finest card is the top of the heap when it comes to cards featuring Mr. Jones. This “Jon Bones Jones” card may not feature the dynamic shot on the last one, but this one has an autograph. The current heavyweight champ has signed the card with his notable nickname “Jon Bones Jones,” adding an extra detail to drive up the price of this stellar card. As with many Topps Finest cards, this one shows a confident Jon Jones in a posed shot, giving plenty of room to highlight his unique signatures. While not as elegant as some Panini Prizm offerings, this is still an eye-catching card.
In 2023, Jones is shaping up to be an absolutely stunning force to be reckoned with once again. This card will certainly rise in value with the success of his return. The straightforward name etched in vivid red ink serves to elevate the allure of this phenomenal card beyond measure since it is distinct from his earlier signature. It certainly commanded an appropriate price, with this BGS 9.5 Gem Mint condition card, further enhanced with a BGS 10 autograph, selling for a whopping $20,100 back in March 2023.
The 13 Most Valuable Jon Jones MMA Cards Ever Sold: The Bones Roll On
The 13 Jon Jones cards featured in this article have fetched staggering prices in the market. Their substantial value is not only a reflection of Jon Jones' accomplishments thus far but also a strong indicator of his potential to further dominate the heavyweight division during his return to the Octagon.
Despite the challenges and evolving landscape of the sport, Jones has exhibited an extraordinary level of skill, resilience, and adaptability throughout his career. Even in 2023, he continues to demonstrate remarkable energy and power, suggesting that he possesses the drive and determination to stay at the pinnacle of MMA.
Investing in these valuable Jon Jones cards presents an opportunity for collectors. Their rising value showcases the enduring demand for memorabilia associated with one of the sport's greatest athletes. As Jones's legacy continues to grow, these cards are likely to appreciate in value, making them a smart choice for those looking to combine their passion for MMA with a potentially rewarding investment venture.