The Beckett Blog


Topps is back in the football card business by Chris Olds
April 29, 2010, 9:17 am
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After a few estranged months, Topps and the NFL are back together again.

The company announced on Thursday morning that the long-running football card manufacturer that had been stripped of its NFL card license back in November is back on the gridiron.

The pact is a multi-year agreement with both the NFL and NFL PLAYERS.

“We are excited to continue our deep, long standing partnership with the NFL and the NFLPA,” said Ryan O’Hara, Topps’ CEO.  “Topps will bring innovative, exciting and fun products to the marketplace to serve consumers and customers well.”

The first product will be the standard Topps set, which will arrive just before the start of the season. After that, it will release Platinum, Finest and Triple Threads.

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Is This The Greatest Football Insert Ever? by Tracy Hackler

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Some hardcore product purists are deriding it as an affront to the very hobby it’s meant to help rejuvenate. Others are calling it a welcomed addition to even the most exciting pack of football cards.

Either way, the 15-card Topps Cheerleaders insert (seeded one in nine hobby packs of 2009 Topps and one in eight packs of the just-released 2009 Topps Chrome) is an utterly compelling conversation piece.

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No Price Increase for Upcoming Topps Baseball? by Pepper Hastings
April 16, 2008, 9:11 am
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I think that’s what the guys at Topps told us this morning at the Arizona industry trade show in Chandler. Topps will make official announcements later today, but here’s a behind the scenes look for those who can’t make it.