Don’t look for Mike Trout autographed cards anywhere else but on Topps trading cards for the foreseeable future.
Trout’s representatives and Topps have come together on an extension of their exclusive contract that will keep the Angels outfielder’s signature on the company’s various products.
The 25-year-old Trout, who has won two of the last three American League MVP awards, has been a familiar face on Topps and Bowman cards since his 2011 MLB debut. Trout won the American League Rookie of the Year in 2012, captured MVP honors in 2014 and 2016, and finished second in MVP voting three other times – in just his first five years.
“Topps has been my home since I was drafted,” Trout said. “I’m so happy to be part of the Topps family and look forward to working with this innovative company for many years.”
Trout’s baseball cards and collectibles have been incredibly popular with baseball fans since his Bowman prospect cards released in 2009. His 2011 Topps Update rookie remains one of the most popular 21st century cards.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Mike Trout,” said David Leiner, Topps Vice President and General Manager of the North American Sports and Entertainment division. “Beyond being a great player, he’s been a tremendous ambassador for the game, and brings joy and excitement to baseball fans everywhere.”
There was no immediate word on the specific length of the contract.