NEW YORK and MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As soccer season is set to kick off, Topps is announcing its featured athletes and brand ambassadors, Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and the German national team's legendary goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich, to be spotlighted on the Topps Kick® 2017 app. Topps will be producing uniquely designed digital cards of these world renowned players in Kick 2017, the only real-world, real-time soccer trading card app. New and exciting content released daily features thousands of players from every club in the Premier League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and Major League Soccer (MLS).
"It's an honor to be on the cover of Topps KICK this season," said Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. "KICK is an exciting new app with all the players from the biggest competitions and I hope millions of fans around the world enjoy collecting, trading and playing with my digital trading cards."
Topps Kick 2017 is introducing innovative features such as Topps Card Exchange, where fans can trade-in and upgrade cards instantly with or without the need for a trading partner. The latest updates in Topps Kick also includes player experience levels to help sports fans keep track of their progress and compare their collection, trading, and accomplishments to fellow fans in an active and competitive online community. In addition to famed soccer players Kane and Neuer, Kick also captures the most memorable moments to be swapped and collected from a roster of soccer greats both past and present. Fans have already collected more than 1.5 billion cards in Kick and opened more than 250 million packs.
"Kane and Neuer are largely recognized as two of the best soccer players in the world and we are honored that they are representing Topps Kick," said Jeremy Strauser, General Manager of Topps Digital. "Their talents resonate with fans across borders and generations so they are the natural fit for Topps Kick, our most global product."
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 English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Major League Baseball, National Football League, Major League Soccer, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, The Walking Dead, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps' app portfolio, including Star WarsSM: Card Trader, Topps KICK®, Topps WWE SLAM, Topps NFL HUDDLE®, Topps MLB BUNT®, The Walking Dead CardSM: Trader and Topps UFC Knockout®, 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, Crunchkins™ 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.
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