Topps is turning its old baseball cards into home décor. The company unveiled its newest product line Tuesday. Topps Archive Prints are 25" x 34" vintage art prints featuring digitally remastered original Major League Baseball card artwork. They’re designed to be hung on walls of a 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 1980s, and 1990s. It’s expected prints of older cards will be released in the coming months.
"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.”
Among the offerings: 1980 Topps Nolan Ryan, Dale Murphy and Mike Schmidt, 1983 Wade Boggs rookie card, 1985 George Brett and a 1984 Sparky Anderson.
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.
Topps’ team of designers has re-mastered the original baseball card artwork with the goal 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/mlb-baseball-card-posters.html.