The Topps Company announced today a multi-year licensing agreement with the National Football League. The longstanding relationship between the two organizations has spanned more than a half century. Topps’ first football card set appeared in 1956.
“At Topps, we take great pride in our enduring relationship with the NFL,” says Ryan O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Topps Company. “We’re thrilled to know we’ll be in business with the league for years to come.”
Our commitment to creating exciting and innovative product is as strong as ever and this deal will allow Topps to continue offering collectors the most sought-after football cards in the industry,” asserted Doug Kruep, Vice President and General Manager, Sports & Entertainment of The Topps Company.
Leo Kane, NFL Senior Vice President of Consumer Products added, “The Topps Company has been a great teammate for decades. We look forward to bringing more fans their product and their proven ability to excite adult and kid fans alike.”
Timed to the start of the upcoming 2012 NFL season, The Topps Company will unveil Topps Football, featuring the much anticipated Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III rookie cards.