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Old 05-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Topps to produce major league soccer trading cards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOPPS TO PRODUCE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TRADING CARDS

NEW YORK – May 13, 2013 - Topps and Major League Soccer (MLS) today agreed to a partnership that makes the Topps Company the official trading card producer of Major League Soccer. Through the terms of the multi-year agreement, Topps will produce not only trading cards but player stickers, sticker albums and other Major League Soccer collectibles.
“We are excited to produce and offer Major League Soccer collectible products,” said Jeff Heckman, Brand Manager on MLS business at Topps. “The popularity of soccer and MLS in the United States and Canada is growing immensely and it is a great opportunity for us to reach new consumers among this passionate and diverse fan base.”
Topps will launch its first MLS collection in July. In accordance with Topps’ current offerings, collectors and soccer fans will find autographed cards, memorabilia cards and other special cards featuring MLS’ biggest and brightest stars including Thierry Henry, Robbie Keane, Graham Zusi and Omar Gonzalez.
“MLS is excited about this new partnership with Topps,” said Maribeth Towers, MLS senior vice president of consumer products. “We regularly hear from MLS supporters that they want a variety of cards and collectibles and this new relationship will allow us to super-serve our incredibly supportive fans.”

About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. Major League Soccer’s 18th season features 19 clubs each playing 34 regular-season matches. Those clubs include the Chicago Fire; Chivas USA; Colorado Rapids; Columbus Crew; D.C. United; FC Dallas; Houston Dynamo; 2012 MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy; Montreal Impact; New York Red Bulls; New England Revolution; Philadelphia Union; Portland Timbers; Real Salt Lake; San Jose Earthquakes; Seattle Sounders FC; Sporting Kansas City; Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. For more information about MLS, log on to the league’s official website at www.MLSsoccer.com.
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Too bad they aren't doing Barclays Premier League cards, or Serie A cards.
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Topps does produce EPL cards.
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what license does upper deck have left ? if any ?
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