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  USATODAY.com - Topps facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Pafko, a good player, was Card No. 1 in the 1952 Topps set, which meant kids put him at the top of their stack before wrapping their cards in a rubber band and sticking them in their pockets or school bags.
Topps takes pride in its accuracy, given the huge number of cards it has produced.
Topps jumped the gun with a franchise move in 1974, changing "San Diego" to "Washington" on the cards of 15 players when it appeared the team would relocate.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/stories/2001-03-27-cards-facts.htm   (1825 words)

 Topps - BR Bullpen
Topps is the most popular maker of baseball cards.
The most popular card Topps has ever produced was in the 1952 set, #311 featured Mickey Mantle.
Rumors have circulated that thousands of cases of 1952 Topps cards were dumped into the Atlantic Ocean to clear warehouse space for 1953.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Topps   (302 words)

 Topps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After being privately held for several decades, Topps offered stock to the public for the first time in 1972 with the assistance of investment banking firm White, Weld and Co. The company returned to private ownership when it was acquired in a leveraged buyout led by Forstmann Little and Company in 1984.
Topps was left with a substantial amount of surplus stock in 1952, which it largely disposed of by dumping many cards into the Atlantic.
In addition, Topps is the only manufacturer able to produce cards of players who worked as replacement players during the 1994-95 baseball strike, since they are barred from union membership and participation in the group licensing program.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Topps   (6408 words)

 Jagr Card From TOPPS Lawsuit
In my case, Topps and its lawyers wanted nothing to do with working out the relevant issues.
Topps even denied that the press release stating the "fewer than 150 of each rare
Topps has never come out and said that their production #'s were wrong and
hometown.aol.com /toppsfraud/myhomepage/profile.html   (387 words)

 Coatings - Commercial, Industrial, Roof Repair, Supplies, Materials - roofing restoration, maintenance Topps Products
Topps roof renewal can cost about one-fourth to one-half as much as a new roof, and still provide you with a long-lasting, well-protected roof.
Also, in many countries, Topps roof renewal is considered a "maintenance expense," which means it provides tax advantages not available with new roofs.
Not only is Topps roof renewal less expensive, but Topps roof coatings are thicker and offer greater reinforcement than the top coating of an original roof.
www.toppsproducts.com /info.html   (558 words)

 Topps | BaseballLibrary.com
Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. manufactures Bazooka gum, Garbage Pail Kids, and many more such products; it is the largest manufacturer of bubble gum and related products in the world.
But Topps is known by many not for its gum so much as for what comes with it: baseball cards.
For the next twenty-five years, Topps monopolized the baseball-card market; Fleer issued a few sets of old-timers in the early 1960s, and later produced World Series-history sets, but Topps had locked up the basic concept of the baseball-card set that consisted of most of the active players in the major leagues.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/T/Topps.stm   (326 words)

 1977 Topps Mexican Football Cards
Topps chose to test the waters of Mexico in 1977 by releasing an American football set manufactured and issued in Mexico with the text written in Spanish.
The 1977 Topps Mexican Football set resembles the standard issue in many ways, but it is the subtle (and very distinct) differences that make it unique, mysterious, extremely collectible, and almost a cult-like obsession for those that collect and are trying tediously to complete the set.
After exhaustive research and compilation of private sales, auctions, and communique with other Topps Mexican traders, buyers, and sellers, I have compiled a representative price list of the entire 528 card set, commons, minor stars, 2 card and 4 card wax packs, and complete unopened 2 card wax boxes.
www.toppsmexican.com /default.html   (1468 words)

 .::TOPPS::. About topps
Topps respects the rights of Interested Parties in their activities outside their employment that are private in nature and that in no way create a possible conflict of interest with Topps.
Topps policy is to afford equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, handicap, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or military status.
All employees are expected to actively support Topps policy and to assure that all actions and decisions taken by them and their subordinates are consistent with this policy and in furtherance of it.
www.irconnect.com /topp/pages/code_of_ethics.html   (4373 words)

 Looking Back at 1960s Topps Baseball Cards
The 1962 Topps set was the biggest ever, at least at the time, with 598 cards, plus some varieties that took the actual count over 600.
The Topps Peel-Offs included 46 players of the day that could be peeled and stuck to a shirt, wall, or refrigerator.
Topps also released its "Giants" series that year, named that not because of affiliation with the San Francisco Giants, but because the card was a relatively gigantic 3-1/8" by 5-1/4." Inserted in the wax packs were metal discs that have come to be called "Topps Coins." There are 164 pieces in this coin set.
www.psacard.com /articles/article2063.chtml   (1039 words)

 Topps Sports Collectibles | Topps Sports History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
By 1951 Topps was on its way to trading card history.
Topps purchased the Bowman Company in 1956 and soon after established the standard 2 ½ x 3 ½ card dimensions the industry uses today.
The introduction of Stadium Club in 1992 and Finest in 1993 continued Topps dominant position in baseball and the card category as a whole.
www.toppscanada.com /SportsCollect/spc_history.html   (172 words)

 ~ Topps baseball cards ~
Topps baseball cards, believe it or not, were not what the Topps company originally intended to sell.
In 1950 Topps introduced trading cards as an item to help sell their gum, and in 1951 began the now-famous line of Topps baseball cards.
Topps bought the Bowman company, a competitor, in 1956 and has become the #1 manufacturer in the sports' trading card industry.
www.baseballcardbuyer.com /pages/topps_baseball_cards.html   (434 words)

 ICv2 News - First Look at Topps POTA Promos
Topps produced a highly successful series of trading cards for the original film back in 1968, and they are back again with a series of cards based on the new movie that should be in stores two weeks before Planet of the Apes opens on July 27.
Topps is producing four different promo cards, which form a single image when placed together.
Topps is also planning to simulate the Apes' hairy coats with special fuzzy cards, which should provide a tactile dimension that even the film itself won't have.
www.icv2.com /articles/news/228.html   (515 words)

 Coatings - Commercial, Industrial, Roof Repair, Supplies, Benedictine College - roofing restoration, maintenance Topps ...
All fasteners were tightened and added as needed, and the roof was powerwashed to entirely prepare it for the new rubber roofing.
The final coat of TOPPS SEAL™ Red was applied, finishing the project with no interruption to activities.
Topps Seal™ Red bonded directly to the roof with a rubber coat of protection.
www.toppsproducts.com /benp2.html   (356 words)

 Topps Baseball in the 1970s: Sportscards and Much More (Part One)
In 1970 Topps produced its largest baseball set in history (at the time), with 720 cards in a 2½" by 3½" format.
The year 1972 was another record-breaker for Topps, with 787 different baseball cards in the familiar 2½" by 3½" format.
Topps Cloth Stickers and Topps Posters, the latter featuring Willie Mays, Pete Rose, Hank Aaron and Carl Yastrzemski among other major stars of the day.
www.psacard.com /articles/article3790.chtml   (662 words)

 Star Wars: Collecting | Rare Lucas Cut Signature Card in Topps Evolution Series
This will mark the first time Topps has offered an ultra rare cut signature card from Lucas, as well as one from the late Sir Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and one from the late Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin).
In addition to the rare cut-signature collectible cards, Topps is releasing multiple authentic autograph cards from first-time signers actors Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter), Sandi Finlay (Sly Moore), Maria de Aragon (Greedo) and Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti).
If that wasn't cool enough, Topps also plans to release special Jabba Parallel Autograph cards featuring six of the key puppeteers who brought Jabba the Hutt to life in Return of the Jedi: David Barclay, Bob Keen, John Coppinger, Mike Edmonds, Mike Quinn, and Toby Philpott.
www.starwars.com /collecting/news/topps/news20060516.html   (524 words)

 ICv2 News - Topps Reaches Setttlement With Hedgers
Topps has also agreed to expand its Board of Directors from nine to ten seats and to solicit proxies for all four nominees.
The Topps dispute is of importance to pop culture retailers because Topps owns WizKids, a key player in the hobby games market, while Topps also has a major share of the sports trading card business in the U.S. as well as a portion of the smaller entertainment trading card sector.
The fate of Topps as a supplier is important for many retailers, while the price of Topps stock is the only point of interest for the hedge fund raiders, who believe that Topps should endeavor to be acquired by a larger company that could (supposedly) use its financial resources to expand the Topps brand.
www.icv2.com /articles/news/9070.html   (427 words)

 Topps All-Star Rookie Teams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Topps All-Star Rookie Team, also known as the Topps ASR, is a set of baseball cards issued by Topps every year to commemorate notable rookie players.
In 1961, Topps moved to including a trophy symbol that included the phrase "Topps 1961 All-Star Rookie" on cards that followed the same design as the rest of the regular issue.
This practice continued till 1973, when the symbol was changed to a gold cup bearing the words "Topps All-Star Rookie." Topps left the symbol off the 1974 cards, marking the first year since 1960 that the players were not recognized on the card faces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Topps_All-Star_Rookie_Teams   (863 words)

 Topps Sports Collectibles | Hockey | Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Topps produced it first hockey set in 1954 as a direct competitor to Parkhurst.
Today, Topps is the exclusive licensee of the O-Pee-Chee name for sports trading cards.
For the current 2000-2001 season, Topps will be producing seven different card releases leveraging some of the most well known brand names in the category - Topps/O-Pee-Chee, Stadium Club, Topps Chrome, and Topps Heritage.
www.topps.com /SportsCollect/hockey/index.html   (175 words)

 Topps Company Inc The News
Topps Company Inc The News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The composition of the Company's audit committee was reduced from three members to two members on August 25, 2006 when one of the Company's former directors and audit committee members was not reelected to the...
Baseball card publisher Topps Co. is reprinting the first nationally distributed full-color baseball cards, dating back close to 120 years, produced by the Allen & Ginter tobacco company in 1887 and offered as...
www.topix.net /com/topp   (693 words)

 eBay - Topps
The Topps baseball card company was started in 1952, back during a time when post-war America was just beginning to find its roots.
Topps has been making baseball cards ever since, making it the longest continually-run baseball card company in the country.
Topps cards have a certain simplicity to them, and that's why they remain the standard by which all other trading cards are measured.
popular.ebay.com /ns/Sports-Collectibles/Topps.html   (404 words)

 Amazon.com: 2006 Topps Baseball Cards Complete Set of 329 Cards (series 1) + Bonus Mickey Mantle HomeRun Card!!: Toys ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Today we say that the modern era of baseball cards begins with the 1952 Topps set, for which Mantle's card is the biggie, not just because it is his Topps rookie card but also because it was a high number, which jumps the value up as well.
Topps had to do the cut outs because under Major League Baseball Players Association rules the former University of Nebraska star, who was the second pick in last year's draft, did not sign a contract until September.
The Topps set remains THE set for me each year because it is the one with history behind it, so if you feel the same way it is a must have for your collection.
www.amazon.com /Topps-Baseball-Complete-Mantle-HomeRun/dp/B000EKEHIW   (1414 words)

 TOPPS 2002 Baseball Cards
For more than five decades, Topps has earned the trust of serious collectors and sports fans by presenting one of the most authentic, sought after cards in the industry.
In addition, collectors have a chance to obtain Topps renowned insert cards* such as bat cards and jersey cards.
Highlighting this year's set of insert cards* is the 1952 World Series Tribute featuring an assortment of autographs, and other unique memorabilia honoring the classic matchup between the Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers fifty years ago.
www.weplay.com /Topps/baseball/cards/2002/2   (217 words)

 .::TOPPS::. About topps
Topps is an international marketer of entertainment products, principally collectible trading cards, confections, sticker collections, and comic books.
Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day, and includes football (both American and European) and basketball, in addition to entertainment cards and stickers and albums.
Topps maintains offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina, in addition to the U.S. Topps also manufactures the popular lollipop brands marketed as Ring Pops, Push Pops, Baby Bottle Pops and other novelty candy and gum products.
www.irconnect.com /topp   (210 words)

 Topps Sports Collectibles | Sports Card Brands | Topps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
An American institution for a half century, Topps has set the standards and continually changed the rules as the industry leader.
That's why sports fans and collectors trust Topps to bring them closer to the game with premier base cards, subsets, innovative inserts, and photography that's in a league of its own.
From the hobby's key rookie cards of Mickey Mantle and Wayne Gretzky, to autograph cards of the top young talents in sports, Topps is all about the game.
www.topps.com /SportsCollect/Brands/brtopps.html   (161 words)

 MLB.com: Ultimate Card Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950 added trading cards to its product line.
Today, Topps has become a leading producer of Collectible Trading Cards in all four major North American professional sports.
Topps once again has given sports fans and collectors a set that brings them closer to the game.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/mlb_ucs.jsp?content=ucs_topps   (217 words)

 etopps - Store - Home
Please note that the Topps Store will be closed from 5pm(ET) on Thursday, November 2 through 12pm noon (ET) on Thursday, November 16 for annual maintenance.
However, all Topps Store orders placed prior to 5pm(ET) on Thursday, November 2 will be fulfilled by 5pm(ET) on Friday, November 3.
Orders for Topps merchandise may be placed anytime prior to 5pm(ET) on Thursday, November 2, or anytime after 12pm noon (ET) on Thursday, November 16, when The Topps Store reopens for business.
www.etopps.com /store   (675 words)

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