The battle over control at the Topps Company didn’t materialize Friday, but a compromise could still be a victory for new voices at the grandfather of modern ballcards.
There was no bloodshed. No gunplay. Apparently not so much as a raised voice (although we can’t confirm that). Topps and the group of shareholders who’ve been trading insults over the last few months have reached a compromise.
The dissidents won some seats on the Board of Directors, but they’re still in the minority. The story earned some press in the financial news section of the New York Times.
The Times offered a backgrounder prior to the latest announcement.