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.”