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.