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Topps exploring even more ‘Major League’ items

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

If you think you’ve seen the last of Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn and the rest of the Major League gang on Topps stuff, think again.

The company already previously announced that it has acquired a Charlie Sheen-worn “gamer” from Major League 2 and will include Relics in a few upcoming high-end card brands.

In an interview about the company’s online offerings for an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Jeff Heckman, the company’s manager of marketing and product development, mentioned that there might be even more in the works as a follow-up to the recent online-only jumbo card offering from the company.

“The Major League cards have been incredibly popular,” Heckman said. “This is an offering that appeals to both collectors and baseball fans. We are looking to expand the Major League license into new areas. We hope to be able to have new Major League products on Topps.com later this year.”

The R-rated comedy’s 25th anniversary was noted with an insert set and an autograph set in the recently released 2014 Topps Archives set where the Charlie Sheen autograph has regularly sold for $500 to $700 — enough for it to check in at No. 9 on the latest Beckett Baseball Hot List.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

One Comment

TS

As Major League was focused on the Indians, a better marketing idea for Topps to consider would be to debut them at the Cleveland National Sports Collectors Convention in late July and early August, either as a show promotion or available for sale there rather than exclusively online.

Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

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