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8/22/13 - Collect Your Favourite Footballers: Topps Launches TOPPS KICK℠

The Exclusive Barclays Premier League Digital Football Trading Card Game is Now Available on the App Store

NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Topps Company, Inc. today released TOPPS KICK ℠, the exclusive Barclays Premier League digital trading card game for iPhone and iPod touch. Available now on the App Store, TOPPS KICK brings to life everything English football fans love about collecting and trading their favourite players—and more—in a casual, social game.  

In TOPPS KICK, Barclays Premier League football fans compete with other fans from around the world to build the best collection of Barclays Premier League trading cards. Throughout the course of the season, fans will deftly play their cards to earn points, chase ultra-rare cards, unlock special awards, compete in football trivia contests, earn coins, and engage with an international community of football card collectors. 

TOPPS KICK offers a set of fun features that includes:

  • Authentic and Official Collecting – Collect singles or multiples of over 100 of today's best Barclays Premier League football stars on the exclusive Topps digital trading cards. New players added weekly.
  • Real-time Valuation – Is your favourite player in a slump? Cards change in value based on actual on-the-pitch performance, all in real-time. Use all-new interactive charts, player rankings, and heat indexes to scope out players on form or relegated to the bench.
  • Real People, Real Trades – Football isn't played by robots, and neither should trading card games. Engage, chat, and trade with your football friends or foes, not with bots or simulators, using trade talk and deep Facebook and Twitter integration.
  • Strategic Trading – Can't get your club's captain or that international superstar? Try 3-for-1 trading to get the rarest and most coveted of cards, but choose your cards and your trading partners wisely.
  • Creative Collections – Mix and match your collection and get rewarded by unlocking fun and interesting awards. 
  • Always On, Always New – Don't just collect. Compete in head-to-head challenges, trivia contests, and scavenger hunts. Earn entry into our exclusive TOPPS KICK VIP Club. Learn about your favourite footballers, from their stats to their superstitions, and test your knowledge of the sport.

"Topps is excited to partner with the Barclays Premier League to introduce TOPPS KICK to the world," said Michael Bramlage, Vice President and General Manager of Digital at The Topps Company, Inc. "TOPPS KICK recreates the genuine experience of collecting trading cards and enhances it, enabling users to discover, collect, and trade original, limited-edition digital cards. The digital collectibles space is vibrant and fast-growing, and Topps is proud to advance its leadership position with this new app."

TOPPS KICK is free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.

For more information, search for TOPPS KICK in the App Store today.

11/1/12 - Topps Chrome Football is Coming

One of the most anticipated products of the year, 2012 Topps Chrome Football, is set to hit shelves next Friday November 9th!

This years hobby product promises to be one of the best ever, loaded with on-card autographs, autographed patch cards, dual autograph and triple autographed cards! In addition the uber popular '65 Tall Boys, the iconic '84 design and classic 1957 card have all been chromed and signed on card! Topps Chrome is driven by rookies and this years rookie class have been outstanding, this products subject list is loaded (see attached subject list) and top rookies including RG3, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright and many others have all already hard signed their Chrome cards and they look great!

We have made a huge effort on this years Topps Chrome FB to focus on on-card autographs, while we have secured the majority of players and the top rookies to sign on-card, we have struggled to have all players sign in timely manner. As a result this years Topps Chrome FB in the hobby will include a higher percentage of redemptions vs. what we typically would like, the following rookies will be signing shortly but will all be redemptions in Topps Chrome Football Dwayne Allen, LaMichael James, Bernard Pierce, Russell Wilson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, Stephen Hill, Brian Quick, Matt Kalil

For those collectors receiving a redemption card of these subjects, we have created a special bonus pack for you that you will receive when your autograph is returned. Each redeemed autograph will be accompanied with a 4 card pack of exclusive Topps Chrome Football Blue Wave Refractor Rookie Parallels. There are 110 different rookie cards in all including 10 new subjects that are not found in the base product including Alfred Morris, Josh Gordon, Daryl Richardson, Brandon Bolden, Bobby Wagner, Vontaze Burfict, Jorvorskie Lane, Greg Zuerlein, K, Joseph Morgan, Rod Streater, Bryce Brown and Damaris Johnson, In addition, we will also randomly insert special autographed Topps Chrome rookie cards of standout Redskins running back Alfred Morris into these packs , these autos are not found in the base Topps Chrome product, late breaking deal allowed us to add to these special redemption packs!

Over the next few days until launch we will be sending out daily emails caputring all the amazing content and hits that will be included in this years Topps Chrome Football! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and twitter as well for more previews of all the amazing content in this years Topps Chrome FB!

10/24/12 - Topps HUDDLE featured on WIRED

Topps HUDDLE launched today and has already been reviewed on WIRED's Geek Dad section

"It happened last week. You had Maurice Jones-Drew on your fantasy football team and he went down with what may be a season ending injury. Sure, after the game you can get someone else, but not during. Unless you’re using Topps’ Huddle."

Read the rest of the artlce here.

### Topps HUDDLE blends the ease-of-use of a casual social game with the real-time, real-world action of fantasy football. In Topps HUDDLE, users declare their football allegiances, collect and trade real NFL players, and earn points based on their on-the-field performance. The app highlights the stars of the National Football League – the players – and allows fans to stay more connected with the sport through rewards and achievements.

Features include:

Real-Time Roster Optimization: Did your QB just get injured? Move NFL players in and out of your starting lineup in real-time—during games—to maximize your points. Expanded News Feed: What’s your QB saying on Twitter? Get the latest NFL news with more editorial coverage, Twitter feeds, and “shout outs” from fellow fans. Multi-Zone Leaderboard: Have fantasy league fatigue? Compete against your Facebook friends and all other app users to crown football’s greatest fan.

Find more Information on Topps Huddle