Monday, August 31, 2009

Is Topps Back in the Hockey Game with the NHL???

Yes, I know this is not a baseball card post. But I thought this was kind of interesting.

I don't know if it's because this product is more of a CCG (collectible card game) than it is a trading card (although it can be argued as such since it's predecessor in baseball is not included in the 17 product limit with MLB). But with Topps putting out a hockey version of Topps Attax known as Topps Puck Attax, fully utilizing NHL Players and NHL Logos, and is licensed by both the NHL and the NHLPA, does this mean that Topps is back in the NHL Hockey trading card business?

I guess it would make sense since they are no longer licensed to produce NBA trading cards. And when I started collecting 22 years ago, Topps only made baseball, football, and hockey cards. But there has been nothing formally announced about a deal with Topps and the NHL. And I'm pretty sure that the other company isn't going to stand for this if they still have the official "exclusive" license to produce NHL trading cards. Then again, their five-year agreement ends coming into this season right???

You have to admit, these cards looks pretty cool, even if they are round. But how does one store them???


JayBee Anama

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