NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Topps Company, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of limited edition apparel, hats and wall art, called the Topps Archives Collection, Series 1. Topps mined its archives to create all new collectible products that are inspired by the greatest teams and most memorable moments from America's national pastime.
The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 honors the following Major League Baseball teams:
- 1974 Oakland Athletics: "Once More In 1974"
- 1977 New York Yankees: "Back On Top"
- 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates: "We Are Family"
- 1984 Detroit Tigers: "Bless You Boys"
- 1984 Chicago Cubs: "Next Year Is Here!"
- 1986 New York Mets: "Make The Dream Work"
- 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers: "Miracle Men"
The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 will be sold in box sets containing the following items:
- 1 Wax Pack Poster Set (5 posters)
- 6 Team Patches
- 6 Team Buttons
- 1 Team Pennant
- 1 Team T-shirt
- 1 Team Hat
"Collectibility is part of our DNA," said Michael Bramlage, Vice President and General Manager of Digital at Topps. "We were inspired by sneakerhead culture and sought to create a line of limited edition products that could not only be collected, but also worn and shown off as a fashion statement."
The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday, just as fans remember them. The individual collections feature players as well known and diverse as Reggie Jackson, Willie Stargell, Kent Tekulve, Alan Trammell, Chet Lemon, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Cey, Gary Carter, Tim Teufel and Orel Hershiser.
"Extensive research went into crafting each collection," said Bramlage. "With over 60 years of MLB history—from one-of-a-kind photography to iconic graphic design—stored in the Topps Archives, each collection feels like an authentic time capsule from your favorite team's most memorable year."
The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 is available now on Topps.com, select MLB stadium stores, hobby shops and retailers. Fans can collect them all individually or buy each team's complete box set, just like baseball cards.
To see The Topps Archive Collection video, visit: https://vimeo.com/91329596
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Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Topps' leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, National Football League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games. Topps' newest division is Topps Digital, which is focused on bringing the iconic Topps brand to new users through digital media. Visit www.topps.com for more information.
SOURCE The Topps Company, Inc.