Topps’ reign as the exclusive trading card of Major League Baseball will remain through 2020 it was announced today.
Chicago Cubs fans and season ticket holders will receive an exclusive card set produced by Topps that will offer classic card designs of current and former players.
Topps staged a great attack on the Bowman baseball card reign in 1952, so Bowman bounced back in 1953 with original color photography, star appeal, multi-player cards and for the first time statistics on the back of Bowman cards.
One way to get some attention for the start of the baseball season – and a flagship baseball card set release – is to create a 90-foot-by-60-foot baseball card and bring along Prince Fielder for the unveiling.
It’s like Christmas in late January for baseball fans and card collectors – 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball released on Wednesday, and for the past few days, people have been talking about the set’s features. Here is what’s available.
Topps released details for its 2013 Archives Baseball issue, which includes popular designs from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Look for Mini Tall Boys, Topps Originals and much more.
No surprise that Harper, Trout and Darvish make Topps Rookie All-Star team. Look for the familiar trophy on their cards and many others heading into the 2013 collecting season.
With the 2012 baseball season heading into the playoff chase, Topps announced details for its 2013 mainline baseball release, alerting collectors to the them of “The Chase.” The 1972 Topps mini will make an appearance in this set, along with many Hall of Famers joining today’s stars in the set.
Topps made big strides in design and exclusive player contracts in 1954, which added up to one of the most popular baseball card sets ever produced.