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Topps is an international marketer of entertainment products, principally collectible trading cards, confections, sticker collections, and comic books. The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day, and includes football (both American and European) and basketball, in addition to entertainment cards, stickers and albums, and specialty publications. Topps maintains offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina, in addition to the U.S. Topps also manufactures the popular lollipop brands marketed as Ring Pops, Push Pops, Baby Bottle Pops and other novelty candy and gum products. Now headquartered in New York City, the company has worldwide distribution, annual revenues in F' 2001 of $439,268,000, and employs over 420 people worldwide.
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McFarlane Feb 2007 Toys to Exhibit at Topps Card Show in Miami for Super ... - Earthtimes.org
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- McFarlane Toys will attend the Topps Super Bowl XLI Card Show 2007 at The NFL Experience Built By The Home Depot in South Florida. McFarlane Toys will be present Thursday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 4. The event will be held adjacent to Dolphin Stadium. Hours for the event are:

-- Thursday, Feb. 1, 3:00pm - 10:00pm -- Friday, Feb. 2, 3:00pm - 10:00pm -- Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:00am - 10:00pm -- Sunday, Feb. 4, -- GAME DAY, 11:00am Open only to Super Bowl XLI ticket holders
The award-winning action figure company will be selling the exclusive McFarlane's Sports Picks figure, which has become a major draw for fans at events around the country. Since debuting at the 2003 Topps Super Bowl Show in San Diego, McFarlane's exclusives have been tremendously popular at every sporting event attended. This year's McFarlane's Sports Picks event exclusive is:

-- Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins, DE No. 99 in teal jersey with white pants.

Production is limited to 5,000 pieces. Additionally, due to the highly collectible nature of this product, McFarlane Toys set 4 figures per-person limit. Product availability is not guaranteed. The Taylor exclusive has a $15 price point including tax. Cash and VISA are the only payment options at the show.

On Friday, Jan. 5, Taylor was named the NFL's prestigious Defensive Player of the Year. The defensive end who sometimes lines up at linebacker or inside had 62 tackles, 131/2 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, two interceptions -- both returned for TDs -- 11 passes defensed, 10 fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered, making Taylor a takeaway machine.
 
Posted 2/16/2007
McFarlane 2007 Exhibit at Topps Card Show in Miami for Super Bowl XLI; NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Jason ...

McFarlane Toys to Exhibit at Topps Card Show in Miami for Super Bowl XLI; NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor Featured
Tuesday January 30, 6:56 am ET
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- McFarlane Toys will attend the Topps Super Bowl XLI Card Show 2007 at The NFL Experience Built By The Home Depot in South Florida. McFarlane Toys will be present Thursday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 4. The event will be held adjacent to Dolphin Stadium. Hours for the event are:
    --  Thursday, Feb. 1, 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    --  Friday, Feb. 2, 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    --  Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:00am - 10:00pm
    --  Sunday, Feb. 4, -- GAME DAY, 11:00am Open only to Super Bowl XLI
        ticket holders

The award-winning action figure company will be selling the exclusive McFarlane's Sports Picks figure, which has become a major draw for fans at events around the country. Since debuting at the 2003 Topps Super Bowl Show in San Diego, McFarlane's exclusives have been tremendously popular at every sporting event attended. This year's McFarlane's Sports Picks event exclusive is:
    --  Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins, DE No. 99 in teal jersey with white
        pants.


Production is limited to 5,000 pieces. Additionally, due to the highly collectible nature of this product, McFarlane Toys set 4 figures per-person limit. Product availability is not guaranteed. The Taylor exclusive has a $15 price point including tax. Cash and VISA are the only payment options at the show.
Posted 1/30/2007
CARD SHARKS: HEDGE FUND BATTLES TO WIN TOPPS - New York Post

CARD SHARKS: HEDGE FUND BATTLES TO WIN TOPPS
New York Post, NY -
... In addition to sports cards and bubble gum, the company also markets other collectible toys such as Garbage Pail Kids and makes lollipops and kids' games.
Published 4/27/2006
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