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President: Michael Brandstaedter
Topps is a leading creator and marketer of sports and related cards, entertainment products, gum and lollipops along with major league baseball t-shirts and hats. Topps entertainment products include Major League Baseball, NFL, UFC and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games. The Company's confectionery brands include "Bazooka" bubble gum, "Ring Pop," "Push Pop," "Baby Bottle Pop" and "Juicy Drop Pop" lollipops.
On October 12, 2007, Topps was acquired and taken private by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners.
Topps corporate headquarters is located in New York City and its Operations Center is located in Duryea, PA. Topps has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, Italy.
The company launched a trio of smartphone apps in 2012.
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. 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. In July 2003, Topps acquired WizKids, LLC a designer and marketer of collectible strategy games.
Updated April 28, 2013