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Topps Adds NBA Draft Picks to Allen & Ginter

On the heels of announcing that Ichiro and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) would be signing for Allen & Ginter’s 10th Anniversary celebration, Topps is pleased to announce the product will include signatures from four high-profile 2015 NBA draft picks.

 

  • Justise Wilson – Projected # 5-10 pick.  Standout player from Duke (image attached)
  • Willie Cauley-Stein – Projected #5-10 pick.  Center from Kentucky
  • Sam Dekker – Projected lottery pick out of Wisconsin
  • RJ Hunter – Projected lottery pick from Georgia State

Topps enhances 2015 Finest® Baseball case hit

The Topps Company is excited to announce that its case guarantee for 2015 Topps® Finest® Baseball has been enhanced to include the Finest Generations Autographs subset. Collectors can now expect to find either a Finest Generations Autograph or a Finest Greats Autograph in every case.

The Finest Generations Autograph checklist features at least one MLB® great from each of the past five decades. Each of the eighteen (18) subjects’ cards is sequentially numbered to 25.

Finest Baseball is set to release on June 10 with two autographs in every master box.

The Finest Generations Autograph checklist features:

  • Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics
  • Tom Glavine, Atlanta Braves
  • Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds
  • Barry Larkin, Cincinnati Reds
  • Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves
  • Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics
  • Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
  • Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
  • Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics
  • Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers
  • Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners
  • Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
  • Roger Clemens, New York Yankees
  • Mike Piazza, New York Mets
  • Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers

Joey Gallo-Top Prospect/Rookie Debut

As you might have seen, the Texas Rangers called up top prospect Joey Gallo on Tuesday and he proceeded to go 3 for 4 with 4 RBI’s.  By hitting a single, double and a homer, he was only a triple away from the cycle. In his 2nd game last night, he hit his 2nd homer in as many games.

His autographs are included in both of two recently released products: ’15 Bowman and ’15 Pro Debut.

Be on the lookout for an announcement soon on his inclusion in future ’15 Topps products.

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’14 Topps Football Products-Odell Beckham Jr. & Jimmy Garoppolo Autos

Two NFL news updates from this past week has resulted in added awareness and exposure on two ’14 NFL Rookies.

One, Tom Brady has been suspended four games by the NFL for his role in “Deflategate”, which paves the way for ’14 Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo to start, including the first game of the season on a Thursday night in primetime.

Two, EA Sports announced that Odell Beckham Jr. will be on the cover Madden NFL 16 releasing in August.

Both of these players’ Rookie Autographs can be found in the following ’14 Topps & Bowman Football products:

Bowman

Bowman Chrome

Bowman Sterling

Topps Chrome

Topps Finest

Topps Fire

Topps Five Star

Topps Inception

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Topps Mini-Chrome

Topps Museum Collection

Topps Platinum

Topps Prime

Topps Strata

Topps Supreme

Topps Triple Threads

Topps Valor

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Kris Bryant Update

As most of you are probably aware, Kris Bryant with 3 for 4 last night, including his 3rd Home Run in the past four games.  In addition, he hit his 1st triple of the year and was a double away from a cycle.

 

He will have Autographs in ’15 Bowman Inception and attached is an image of one of these cards.

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TOPPS TO ISSUE ITS FIRST EVER ICHIRO AUTOGRAPHED CARDS

The Topps Company (“Topps:”) is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, Ichiro will be signing autographs for its trading card products.

Collectors will find the first autograph of the 10-time All-Star in packs of the highly anticipated 2015 Allen & Ginter Baseball, which comes out in July.  Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the brand, Topps plans to introduce Ichiro with a bang.

Three different autograph cards of Ichiro will be offered in Allen & Ginter, picturing him with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. (images above)

“We’ve worked hard to get this deal done over the past decade and have come close many times.  This is a special day for Topps and its collectors, and I want to personally thank Ichiro and his management team for their help in making this happen,” said David Leiner, Topps Vice President of Finance and Operations.

Following the release of Allen & Ginter, Ichiro will appear on autographed cards in the high-end releases of Topps® Supreme and Topps®  Triple Threads®. Collectors will also find Ichiro autographs in products such as Topps®  Five Star®, Topps®  Dynasty®, Topps® High Tek and more.

Celebrate Ichiro’s MLB® accomplishments and his chase to 3,000 hits with Topps this season.

WILL FERRELL TO APPEAR IN 2015 TOPPS ARCHIVES

WILL FERRELL TO APPEAR IN 2015 TOPPS® ARCHIVES

Everyone is talking about Will Ferrell’s baseball card!

From ESPN’s SportsCenter to Fox, Yahoo! and CBS, the media is abuzz about one of the coolest cards to ever be produced. (image attached)

Actor/Comedian Will Ferrell, who played for 10 different MLB® clubs in one day, will get his own baseball card in the upcoming 2015 Topps® Archives (June 10th).  And there will be 10 different cards!

Topps pictures Ferrell on each of his teams…Reds, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, A’s, Giants, White Sox, Mariners, Padres, Angels and Cubs.

And as a bonus, fans and collectors can find autographed versions seeded into packs (see attached).

 

See what they are saying:

http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/will-ferrell-baseball-cards-released-topps-company-10-teams-1-day-spring-training-arizona-050715

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2015/05/07/123017582/will-ferrell-baseball-legend-is-getting-his-own-topps-card

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/look–topps-is-making-a-series-of-will-ferrell-collectable-baseball-cards-205738489.html

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2015/05/07/comedian-will-ferrell-getting-his-own-baseball-cards/

http://nesn.com/2015/05/will-ferrell-to-be-featured-on-baseball-cards-released-by-topps-photos/

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2015-05-07/will-ferrell-baseball-cards-are-coming

http://www.craveonline.com/sports/articles/854669-will-ferrell-getting-baseball-cards

http://nextimpulsesports.com/2015/05/07/topps-set-to-release-signed-will-ferrell-baseball-trading-cards/

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Topps signs top NFL prospect Jameis Winston to autograph deal

The Topps Company, Inc.  is proud to announce that it has reached an autograph deal with former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston.

Winston, one of the top NFL prospects, will be featured throughout all of the company’s 2015 products including Toppsâ, its flagship product.   2015 also marks the 60th Anniversary of the company’s first NFL product.

“We are excited to add a player of Jameis Winston’s caliber to the Topps family,” Topps Football Brand Manager Kevin Eger said. “Winston is an electrifying player and collectors always look forward to a player’s first Topps Rookie Card. Winston will lead a thrilling 2015 rookie class, and we look forward to working with him in our 60th year of football cards.”

His cards will first appear in the ever-popular Bowmanâ  Football, which releases in June. (image above)

The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was a standout at Florida State, and could be the No. 1 pick in May’s NFL Draft. Winston earned a number of awards throughout his college career including 2013 AP Player of the Year honors, and won the 2014 BCS National Championship. He also won the Walter Camp Award, Manning Award and Archie Griffin Award in 2013.

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KRIS BRYANT HAS ARRIVED

KRIS BRYANT HAS ARRIVED

 

The Chicago Cubs’ phenom prospect Kris Bryant made his much anticipated MLB® debut today – and collectors want to know where to get his MLB-licensed trading cards.

 

Starting on April 29 with 2015 Bowman Baseball, Bryant will have a prospect base card, inserts and autographed inserts.

 

Make sure to check out 2015 Tier One Baseball on May 20, which will have redemptions for an autographed Bryant card.

 

Bryant will appear in 2015 Topps Finest Baseball as card No. 111, one of the short-printed base cards, and is scheduled to release June 3.  Bryant will also have an autographed rookie card in the set.

 

His Rookie Cards will appear in Topps Archives Baseball (limited base cards and autographs) and Topps Series 2 Baseball, which releases in June. (image attached)

 

And moving into July/August, look for his autographed cards in Stadium Club, Allen & Ginter and Topps Chrome.

 

The 2015 MLB® rookie captured national attention during Spring Training when he hit 17-for-40 (.425), hitting nine home runs and driving in 15 runners. While in the Minors this season, he launched another three home runs and added 10 RBI in 28 at-bats in just seven games.

 

Topps Announces 2015 Bowman Product Portfolio

In anticipation of the April 29th release of Bowman Baseball, Topps is excited to announce the remainder of its 2015 Bowman product portfolio.

 

The end of June will mark the release of Bowman Inception Baseball, the Bowman brand’s most high-end product with a checklist featuring the game’s up-and-coming stars on stylized designs. The product will feature four autograph cards and an autograph relic card per box.

 

The ever-popular Bowman Chrome Baseball is scheduled for a September 2015 release. The product will include a host of the game’s top prospects and international signers not yet featured in the Bowman product line, showcased entirely on chrome technology.

 

A collecting staple in the hobby, Bowman Draft Baseball will return in November 2015 to feature the 2015 MLB Draft class. Don’t miss the opportunity to collect the very first trading cards of the game’s future stars in their MLB uniforms.

 

And showcasing the game’s top veterans, rookies, prospects and draft picks, 2015 Bowman’s Best Baseball will feature the biggest newsmakers of the season. The new set will reinvigorate the end-of-year collector with dynamic designs and an array of content that delivers on all levels.


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