Topps adds Twitter handles to football card backs


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Social Media and sports go hand-in-hand. Fans react to sports news and games through their Twitter accounts. They post pictures of their collections on Facebook.

Inserts have also popped up in trading card sets showcasing a player’s Twitter handle.

Topps has made it even easier to interact with football players and teams by adding Twitter handles to card backs for each player. If a player has a Twitter handle, it’s sure to be there. For teams, Topps includes the official team name.

It’s an interesting concept for Topps to include these on nearly all base cards. It makes for an easy marketing technique that the card can just sit back and watch.

Think of this way, you pull a card of your favorite player, post a picture to Twitter and include his Twitter name because it’s right there on the back of a card. If you’re lucky, the player will RT or reply – thus showing off the Topps cards for all of their followers and building awareness.

All the work for Topps came in compiling the list, researching 440 players to see if they had a Twitter account. Now along with knowing their height, weight, college, draft pick, birthday and hometown, you will also know where to tweet the players.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor at Beckett Media. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


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  1. Robert 22 August, 2013 at 21:46

    figures. Topps has a MLBP exclusive license and half- —- their MLB product. I only collect the base football factory set every year and it seems Topps does football base better — even fixing base card design flaws in the football base that were flaws in the baseball base when the two sports used to share a common design.

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