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NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Topps Company, Inc. today unveiled Archive Prints, a large collection of 25″ x 34″ vintage art prints featuring digitally-remastered original Major League Baseball card artwork. For the first time ever, baseball fans can hang their favorite childhood baseball heroes, in the iconic Topps® baseball card design, on the walls of their sports room, man cave, or office.
The company’s first foray into the home decor market will feature more than 1,000 original Archive Prints of the biggest names in Major League Baseball from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
“Having been in the baseball card business for over 60 years, Topps has amassed an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind card artwork and Major League Baseball player photography,” said Michael Bramlage, Vice President of Digital at The Topps Company, Inc. “Each card captures the style of that year and enshrines the image of your favorite MLB players, exactly as you remember them growing up. We’re excited to begin opening up our archives with these authentic, high-quality prints for your wall.”
Baseball fans can relive the early years of the best pure contact hitter in baseball with the 1983 Wade Boggs Archive Print #498. Step back in time and into a Royals World Series victory with the 1985 George Brett Archive Print#100. And stare into the eyes of long-time Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson in his 1984 Archive Print #259.
Prints are available in two sizes in both framed and unframed versions. Large prints measure 23″ x 31″ unframed and 25″ x 34″ framed. Medium prints measure 17″ x 21″ unframed and 19.5″ x 24″ framed.
Each print starts out by locating the actual physical card from the Topps’ archives and then painstakingly re-mastering the artwork with a team of designers. Every aspect of the print is designed to preserve the look and feel of the original card, from the printing pattern to the slightly worn edges.
All Archive Prints are officially licensed by Major League Baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Major League Alumni Marketing Association, and are available exclusively at http://www.topps.com.
To learn how the prints are made, shop the selection, or see new prints added daily, visit http://www.topps.com/mlb-baseball-card-posters.html today.
ABOUT THE TOPPS COMPANY, INC.
Founded in 1938, The Topps Company 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 http://www.topps.com for more information.
SOURCE The Topps Company