Topps Draft Autographs For Sale; Oden Sold-Out

Auto Date Friday, June 29th, 2007

GregOdenAutograph As announced earlier, autograph cards of the 4 Topps Exclusive rookies from the NBA draft went up for sale today on Topps.com.

The Greg Oden card which was limited to 50 and sold for $500, sold out almost immediately.  As of the time of this writing the other 3 are still available.  They are:

  • Yi JianLian (#’d to 100) – $200
  • Brandan Wright (#’d to 100) – $150
  • Nick Young (#’d to 100) – $100

A way for Topps to make a quick buck or $70,000 and recover part of their investment in these exclusive rookies.

[tags]Topps, Autograph, Greg Oden, Exclusive[/tags]

Tags:, , , ,

Topps to Offer Draft Day Rookie Autographed Cards

Auto Date Monday, June 25th, 2007

NBA Draft 2007 Topps has announced that they will be offering limited edition autographed rookie cards of 4 future NBA stars.  These card which only will be available through Topps.com will feature Greg Oden, Brandan Wright, Yi JianLian and Nick Young.

The cards will be available on Topps.com on Friday, June 29th from 3PM EST through Friday, July 6th 3PM or until the cards sell-out, whichever comes first.  Each customer is limited to 1 card of each player.

[tags]Topps, NBA Draft, Greg Oden[/tags]

Tags:, , ,

Topps to Celebrate Mickey Mantle Day (7/7/07)

Auto Date Thursday, June 21st, 2007

MickeyMantleDayCard Topps will celebrate Mickey Mantle Day on 7/7/07 during this year’s MLB All-Star FanFest (July 6-10th in San Francisco).  They will have a wrapper redemption program where fans and collectors can receive one of seven cards.  These cards are:

  1. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
  2. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
  3. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
  4. David Wright, New York Mets
  5. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
  6. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox
  7. Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees (only on 7/7/07)

There will also be two relic cards: Barry Bonds Uniform Relic (#’d to 250) and Mickey Mantle Bat Relic Card (#’d to 77).  Topps will announce how these cards can be obtained during FanFest.

Topps will also have available a 2007 Topps Baseball Complete Set with special All-Star packaging.  The set contains five exclusive All-Star cards.  Collectors will also receive a 5-card Home Run Derby Champions set with the purchase of the complete set.  This set includes:

  1. Ryan Howard (2006)
  2. Bobby Abreu (2005)
  3. Miguel Tejada (2004)
  4. Garret Anderson (2003)
  5. Jason Giambi (2002)

[tags]Topps, MLB All-Star FanFest, Mickey Mantle[/tags]

Tags:, , ,

Topps Reveals Finest Redemption #5

Auto Date Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #5of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Pitcher Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox.

So far the five announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3) Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
4) Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
5) Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox

DaisukeMatsuzakaFinestRedemption  

[tags]Topps, Finest, Redemption, Rookie, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dice-K[/tags]

Tags:, , , , , ,

Topps Offers Sneak Peak at Rookie Premiere Autographs

Auto Date Friday, June 8th, 2007

Jamarcus_Rusell_Rookie_Premiere_Autograph The NFL Rookie Premiere event was recently held in Los Angeles.  Thirty-four of the top rookies from this years NFL Draft gathered for photoshoots, autograph sessions and more.

 NFL Rookie Premiere autographs will be included in the upcoming Topps Football which is scheduled for release in July.

Each card will feature a Hologram Authentication sticker.  There will be a red ink version which is limited to 10 copies.  Dual and Quad autograph cards are also available and will be limited to five copies.

TOPPS NFL ROOKIE PREMIERE AUTOGRAPHS CHECKLIST

RPA-JR JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
RPA-CJ Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
RPA-AP Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
RPA-TG Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
RPA-ML Marshawn Lynch Buffalo Bills RB
RPA-BQ Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
RPA-DB Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs WR
RPA-RM Robert Meachem New Orleans Saints WR
RPA-YF Yamon Figurs Baltimore Ravens WR
RPA-GO Greg Olsen Chicago Bears TE
RPA-AG Anthony Gonzalez Indianapolis Colts WR
RPA-KK Kevin Kolb Philadelphia Eagles QB
RPA-JB John Beck Miami Dolphins QB
RPA-DS Drew Stanton Detroit Lions QB
RPA-SR Sidney Rice Minnesota Vikings WR
RPA-DJ Dwayne Jarrett Carolina Panthers WR
RPA-KI Kenny Irons Cincinnati Bengals RB
RPA-CH Chris Henry Tennessee Titans RB
RPA-SS Steve Smith New York Giants WR
RPA-BL Brian Leonard St. Louis Rams RB
RPA-BJ Brandon Jackson Green Bay Packers RB
RPA-LB Lorenzo Booker Miami Dolphins RB
RPA-JH Jason Hill San Francisco 49ers WR
RPA-PW Paul Williams Tennessee Titans WR
RPA-TH Tony Hunt Philadelphia Eagles RB
RPA-TE Trent Edwards Buffalo Bills QB
RPA-GW Garrett Wolfe Chicago Bears RB
RPA-JLH Johnnie Lee Higgins Oakland Raiders WR
RPA-JT Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns OT
RPA-GA Gaines Adams Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE
RPA-PWI Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers LB
RPA-TS Troy Smith Baltimore Ravens QB
RPA-MB Michael Bush Oakland Raiders RB
RPA-API Antonio Pittman New Orleans Saints RB

TOPPS NFL ROOKIE PREMIERE
DUAL AUTOGRAPHS CHECKLIST

RPDA-RQ JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
  Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
       
RPDA-PJ Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
  Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
       
RPDA-RJ JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
  Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
       
RPDA-JS Dwayne Jarrett Carolina Panthers WR
  Steve Smith New York Giants WR
       
RPDA-PL Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
  Marshawn Lynch Buffalo Bills RB

TOPPS NFL ROOKIE PREMIERE
QUAD AUTOGRAPHS CHECKLIST

RPQA-RQSB JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
Drew Stanton Detroit Lions QB
John Beck Miami Dolphins QB
RPQA-RQPJ JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
RPQA-SGGP Troy Smith Baltimore Ravens QB
Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
Anthony Gonzalez Indianapolis Colts WR
Antonio Pittman New Orleans Saints RB
RPQA-JGLP Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
Marshawn Lynch Buffalo Bills RB
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
RPQA-JGBM Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs WR
Robert Meachem New Orleans Saints WR

[tags]Topps, NFL Rookie Premiere, Autographs[/tags]

Tags:, , ,

Upper Deck Sues Topps

Auto Date Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Topps announed on Wednesday that Upper Deck and Northwood Investors are suing it and other involved in the purchase of Topps by Tornante Co, LLC and Madison Dearborn partners.

Topps had agreed to be acquired for $9.75 per share in March and in May Upper Deck made an unsolicited offer of $10.75 per share.

Upper Deck alledges that Topps breached a confidentiality agreement that they had signed and fraudulently induced Upper Deck into entering into an agreement.

[tags]Upper Deck, Topps[/tags]

Tags:, ,

Topps Signs Exclusive Deal with Greg Oden

Auto Date Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Future 1st or 2nd pick in the 2007 NBA Draft Greg Oden has signed a $3 million contract with Topps to become a spokesman for the trading card company.  Topps will have exclusive rights to Oden’s image on advertising and product packaging.  They will also have exclusive rights to produce autographed and memorabilia cards.

His first card will be a dual card along NBA legend Bill Russell that celebrates Topps’ 50th anniversary of basketball trading cards.

Kevin Durant, the other probable 1st or 2nd pick in the draft, signed an exclusive contract with Upper Deck earlier this month.

[tags]Kevin Durant, Greg Oden, Topps[/tags]

Tags:, , , ,

NFL Rookie Premiere Takes Place

Auto Date Monday, May 21st, 2007

The annual event where the top rookies from the NFL draft participate in photo shoots and sign autographs for trading card companies Donruss Playoff, Topps and Upper Deck took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.

This is the 12th year that the top rookies are brought together for autographs, photos, a Madden Tournament, hobby shop appearance and more.

The 35 rookies and alternates that where scheduled to attend were:

  1. Gaines Adams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. John Beck, Miami Dolphins
  3. Lorenzo Booker, Miami Dolphins
  4. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders
  6. Craig Davis, SanDiego Chargers
  7. Trent Edwards, Buffalo Bills
  8. Yamon Figurs, Baltimore Ravens
  9. Ted Ginn Jr., Miami Dolphins
  10. Anthony Gonzalez, Indianapolis Colts
  11. Chris Henry, Tennessee Titans
  12. Johnnie Lee Higgins, Oakland Raiders
  13. Jason Hill, San Francisco 49ers
  14. Tony Hunt, Philadephia Eagles
  15. Kenny Irons, Cinncinnati Bengals
  16. Brandon Jackson, Green Bay Packers
  17. Dwayne Jarrett, Carolina Panthers
  18. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  19. Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia Eagles
  20. LaRon Landry, Washington Redskins
  21. Brian Leonard, St. Louis Rams
  22. Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills
  23. Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
  24. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  25. Antonio Pittman, New Orleans Saints
  26. Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns
  27. Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
  28. JaMarcus Russell, Oakland Raiders
  29. Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
  30. Steve Smith, New York Giants
  31. Troy Smith, Baltimore Ravens
  32. Drew Stanton, Detroit Lions
  33. Paul Williams, Tennessee Titans
  34. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
  35. Garrett Wolfe, Chicago Bears

According to Beckett, Craig Davis and LaRon Landry were no-shows at the event.

Upper Deck will be releasing a 30 card set later in the year that will feature the players from this event.

[tags]Upper Deck, Topps, Donruss Playoff, Rookie Premiere[/tags]

Tags:, , , ,

Topps Reveals 2007 Finest Baseball Rookie #4

Auto Date Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #4 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Pitcher Ted Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants.

So far the four announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3) Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
4) Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

 

[tags]Topps, Finest, Redemption, Rookie, Tim Lincecum[/tags]

Tags:, , , , ,

Topps Makes Changes to Josh Hancock Card

Auto Date Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Josh Hancock tragically passed away this past weekend after being involved in an auto accident.  Before the accident, Topps was going to include a card of his in the 2007 Topps St. Louis Cardinals commemorative box set.  It was to be one of 5 cards that were not available in 2007 Topps packs.

Topps has decided to modify the card and include the following words above his name on the card: “In Memoriam 1978-2007″.

 
[tags]Topps, Josh Hancock[/tags]

Tags:, ,

Topps Reveals 2007 Finest Baseball Rookie #3

Auto Date Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #3 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Third Baseman Akinori Iwamura from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

So far the three announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3) Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

[tags]Topps, Finest, Redemption, Rookie, Akinori Iwamura[/tags]

Tags:, , , , ,

Dice-K added to Topps Triple Threads Baseball

Auto Date Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

 Topps has announed that it has made two additional to the 2007 Topps Triple Threads lineup.

  • Daisuke (Dice-K) Matsuzaka will have three Triple Relic cards.   One card will feature a spring training used game ball piece.  It pays tribute to his “Gyro Ball” pitch.  There will be parallels of each card that will be numbered: Sepia (#’d 27), Emerald (#’d 18), Gold (#’d 9), Sapphire (#’d 3) and Platinum (1 of 1).
  • Barry Bonds will also have three different Triple Relic cards.  He recently renewed his exclusive contract with Topps.

[tags]Topps, Triple Threads, Dice-K, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Barry Bonds[/tags]

Tags:, , , , ,