NEW YORK, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate the start of the Major League Baseball season with all the pageantry of opening day in Topps® BUNT® 2015, the officially licensed Major League Baseball digital trading card app. Topps BUNT is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Android devices in the App Store and Google Play Store. Topps BUNT 2015 expands on its leading digital collecting experience with an updated design, easier to use interface, and all-new contests featuring real-time scoring. BUNT delivers the innovative combination of baseball card collecting with the competitive spirit of fantasy sports.
BUNT, along with Topps' other digital collecting apps, Topps® HUDDLE®, Topps KICK®, and Topps® Star WarsSM: Card Trader, has defined a new genre of digital collection apps, with more than two million registered players combining to unwrap more than 90 million packs of digital cards since 2012.
"Topps is continuing to deliver on the mission of revolutionizing how fans collect and interact with their favorite sports and athletes," said Chris R. Vaccaro, Director of App Production at Topps. "We're excited to bring fans an even more interactive experience in 2015."
Topps BUNT 2015 also features the return of spokesperson, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder and 2014 American League MVP, Mike Trout. "It's pretty special to see yourself on a Topps baseball card and being a part of Topps BUNT makes it that much more unique," said Trout. "It's cool knowing that when I play on the field, BUNT fans can actually score while the game is going on. Hopefully we can stack up a bunch of points together this season!"
Key Topps apps stats and info:
--Players have spent close to 2,000 years of total time playing Topps digital apps in the past 12 months
--Topps apps sell more than one pack per second, every second of every day
--Topps BUNT players have collected more than 150 Million digital baseball cards
--Since the beginning of the 2014 season, people from more than 50 countries have purchased digital cards in Topps BUNT
Key New Features in Topps BUNT 2015:
--Contests: BUNT now offers the ability for fans to be grouped together to compete for rewards. Winners are determined by the total number of points earned by the cards in their decks, which they play in real-time.
--Real-time scoring: Start cards and compete just as MLB players are performing in real life. Player statistics are transformed into points based on the BUNT scoring system assigned to each statistical category.
--Deck Building: Fans can construct a deck of cards that will be used to score exclusively in each league. Fans also have the option to have BUNT Auto-Build the deck, which will create a deck based on the highest scoring cards at their highest boost levels regardless of team.
--Easier to Use: Streamlined interfaces and tutorials hosted by 2014 AL MVP, Mike Trout, make the 2015 version, the most accessible of Topps BUNT yet.
--Classic Topps: Relive childhood with high-definition, digital card releases of favorite baseball legends. Pull cards of players from the 1950s through the current generation of stars.
Topps BUNT 2015 is available for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or in the Google Play Store for Android devices. CLICK HERE to download it now: http://m.onelink.me/705a6246
Topps BUNT 2015 is officially licensed by MLBAM and by the Major League Baseball Players Associations' Player Choice group licensing program.
About Topps: Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps' leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, National Football League, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps' app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star WarsSM: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world. Topps' confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop ® Pop and Bazooka® bubble gum. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.
ABOUT MLBAM: Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLBAM also develops, deploys and distributes the highest-grossing sports app, At Bat, as well as manages live video content for dozens of clients. It captures, encodes and distributes tens of thousands of live video events annually, powering more live events on the Internet than any other property in the world.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION (MLBPA): The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.mlbplayers.com) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust.
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CONTACT: Chris R. Vaccaro, email@example.com