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December 14 - Two Most Popular NBA Players are Topps Exclusives

The NBA has announced its jersey sales from the NBA store in Manhattan
and on NBA.com from the last three months and Dwyane Wade and Allen
Iverson rank # 1 and # 2 respectively.

Those are great places to find Flash’s and AI’s replica jersey, but if you
want a piece of their real game-used jersey, you have to go to Topps.

Topps holds exclusive rights within the NBA trading card category for
Wade’s and Iverson’s game-used jersey cards.  Topps is also the exclusive provider of their
autographed cards and has rights to feature the two exclusively on packaging and advertising.

All 2005-06 Topps & Bowman Basketball products released thus far include exclusive game-used
jersey cards of Wade & Iverson and all reaming products for 05-06 (including the upcoming Topps
Luxury Box and the all-new Topps First Row) will feature game-used memorabilia cards (Relics) of
the two stars.

Additionally, Exclusive Iverson autographs can be found in Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects, Topps
Pristine, Big Game Collection and Bazooka and all remaining products for 05-06.  Exclusive Wade
autographs can be found in Big Game Collection, Pristine, Bazooka and all remaining products for
05-06.

Other Topps exclusives include Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.

To read more about the most popular NBA jerseys, see ESPN Sports Business Writer Darren
Rovell's column at ESPN.com
here.

December 13 - Heritage Football Includes Short Prints and Variations

Topps announces the recently released 2005 Topps Heritage Football
includes high number short prints and variations.

The high number short prints include card numbers 301-365.  The
variations, which are also short printed, include 25 rookies in the 1958
Topps Football Design and 10 rookies photographed in their team’s throwback football jersey.

The combined insertion rate for these short printed cards is 1 per pack. 2005 Topps Heritage carries
a $3.00 SRP for each 8-card pack including a stick of GUM.

The subject lists are as follows:

HIGH NUMBER SHORT PRINTS

301        Terrell Owens
302        Ben Roethlisberger
303        Eric Moulds
304        Eli Manning
305        Ed Reed
306        Larry Fitzgerald
307        Clinton Portis
308        Priest Holmes
309        Drew Bennett
310        Steven Jackson
311        Roy Williams
312        Marcel Shipp
313        Peerless Price
314        Troy Vincent
315        Justin Gage
316        Nick Goings
317        Dennis Northcutt
318        Quincy Morgan
319        Darius Watts
320        Jason Elam
321        Nick Barnett
322        Tony Hollings
323        Samie Parker
324        Kelly Campbell
325        Kelly Holcomb
326        Darren Sharper
327        Tedy Bruschi
328        Ernie Conwell
329        Shaun Ellis
330        Teyo Johnson
331        Chris Brown
332        Quentin Jammer
333        Fred Smoot
334        Eric Parker
335        Steve Heiden
336        Troy Polamalu
337        Todd Pinkston
338        L.J. Smith
339        London Fletcher
340        Devery Henderson
341        Troy Williamson
342        J.J. Arrington
343        Carnell "Cadillac" Williams
344        Aaron Rodgers
345        Matt Jones
346        Roddy White
347        Braylon Edwards
348        Adam "Pac Man" Jones
349        Mark Clayton
350        Stefan LeFors
351        Alvin Pearman
352        Erasmus James
353        David Pollack
354        Brandon Jacobs
355        Chris Henry
356        Thomas Davis
357        Rasheed Marshall
358        Matt Roth
359        Demarcus Ware
360        Matt Cassel
361        Stanford Routt
362        Marlin Jackson
363        Derrick Johnson
364        Jerome Mathis
365        Lionel Gates

1958 DESIGN VARIATION

54        Eric Shelton
56        Kyle Orton
58        Ryan Moats
59        Ciatrick Fason
60        Vincent Jackson
61        Heath Miller
63        Terrence Murphy
64        Mike Williams
65        Vernand Morency
66        Maurice Clarett
67        Roscoe Parrish
68        Courtney Roby
70        David Greene
71        Antrel Rolle
72        Mark Bradley
73        Frank Gore
74        Cedric Benson
75        Derrick Johnson
76        Reggie Brown
79        Charlie Frye
342        J.J. Arrington
344        Aaron Rodgers
345        Matt Jones
346        Roddy White
350        Stefan LeFors


THROWBACK JERSEY VARIATION

55        Alex Smith
57        Andrew Walter
62        Carlos Rogers
77        Ronnie Brown
78        Jason Campbell
341        Troy Williamson
343        Carnell "Cadillac" Williams
347        Braylon Edwards
348        Adam "Pac Man" Jones
349        Mark Clayton



December 12 - Topps Card of the Week / Edgerrin James

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary of football cards, Topps continues with its
season-long "Turn Back The Clock" Card of the Week program.

This week’s featured player is Colts Running Back Edgerrin James.  So far, 19 of
the 22 cards have been issued.

1 of 22 Joe Namath / New York Jets (Sept. 10th & 11th)
2 of 22 Joe Montana / San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
3 of 22 John Elway / Denver Broncos (Sept. 10th & 11th)
4 of 22 Brett Favre / Green Bay Packers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
5 of 22 Peyton Manning / Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 10th & 11th)
6 of 22 Tom Brady / New England Patriots (Sept. 12th)
7 of 22 Curtis Martin / New York Jets (Sept. 19th)
8 of 22 Terrell Owens / Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 26th)
9 of 22 Duante Culpepper / Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 3rd)
10 of 22 Randy Moss / Oakland Raiders (Oct. 10th)
11 of 22 Ben Roethlisberger / Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 17th)
12 of 22 LaDainian Tomlinson / San Diego Chargers (Oct. 24th)
13 of 22 Donovan McNabb / Philadelphia Eagles (Oct. 31st)
14 of 22 Ronnie Brown / Miami Dolphins (Nov. 7th)
15 of 22 Michael Vick / Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 14th)
16 of 22 Alex Smith / San Francisco 49ers (Nov. 21st)
17 of 22 Eli Manning / New York Giants (Nov. 28th)
18 of 22 Steven Jackson / St. Louis Rams (Dec. 5th)
19 of 22 Edgerrin James / Indianapolis Colts

Each card of the 22-card set is styled after the 1956 Topps design. How to participate:

Each and every week, hobby shops will have one brand new 50th Anniversary football card from the
special 22-card set and each card is free with purchase of any 2005 Topps Football product.

To find out more information, contact your local hobby shop by dialing 1-888-GO-TOPPS or log onto
www.topps.com and use the HTA store locator.

November 28 - All-New NASCAR Game

Race Day Releases!

WizKids Inc., a Topps Company subsidiary and creator of the runaway hit
games HeroClix and Pirates of the Spanish Main, is proud to announce
the release of Race Day™, the Nextel Cup game of NASCAR® racing
action!

“Race Day is the perfect game for NASCAR fans of all ages,” said Mike
Samora, vice president of Sales and Marketing at WizKids.  “You
construct a car from one of 28 Nextel Cup drivers, plan your strategy and
race all the way to victory lane!”  Zoom to victory with Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48® Lowe’s
Chevrolet®, or bump ahead with Mark Martin and the No. 6 Pfizer® Ford®!

Everything new players need to race comes in one low-priced (SRP $3.99) Game Pack, including two
cars and drivers, a track play mat, complete rules and a miniature die.

Race Day is available wherever trading cards are sold. For a store locator, game information and
more, visit www.racedaygame.com!

WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games
driven by imagination.  Its MechWarrior® and HeroClix CMGs and Pirates and Rocketmen™ CSGs
are among the most successful games on the market today, and the company has sold hundreds of
millions of game pieces worldwide.  For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

November 17 - Topps Announces the 47th Annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team

New York, NY - Nov. 17, 2005 - The Topps Company announces the 47th annual Topps Major
League Rookie All-Star Team following balloting by Major League managers.

The Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays each had two representatives selected to the
team.

The Summary:

1B Dan Johnson, Oakland (109 games, 15 HR, 58 RBI, .275) – Unanimous selection
2B Tadahito Iguchi, Chicago (A.L) (135, 15, 71, .278)
3B Garrett Atkins, Colorado (138, 13, 89, .287) – Unanimous selection
SS Russ Adams, Toronto (139, 8, 63, .256) – Unanimous selection
OF Jeff Francoeur, Atlanta (70, 14, 45, .300)
OF Jonny Gomes, Tampa Bay (101, 21, 54, .282)
OF Willy Taveras, Houston (152, 3, 29, .291, 34 SB)
C Brian McCann, Atlanta (59, 5, 23, .278)

RHP Huston Street, Oakland (23 SV 78.1 IP, 5-1, 1.72, 72 K, 26 BB) – Unanimous selection
LHP Gustavo Chacin, Toronto (203 IP, 13-9, 3.72, 121 K, 70 BB) –  Unanimous selection

The Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team began in 1959 with Willie McCovey being the first of 14
future Hall of Famers named to the squad (others include Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Gary Carter,
Carlton Fisk, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, Tony Perez, Kirby Puckett, Ryne Sandberg, Tom
Seaver, Ozzie Smith and Billy Williams).  The Rookie All-Stars will each have a trophy on their 2006
trading card in Topps Baseball, with Series One due out on February 7th.

This December, Topps will pay homage to the historical award when it issues 2005 Topps Rookie
Cup Baseball, a new baseball card product highlighting past and present players named to the
Rookie All-Star Team.

The Major League Rookie All-Star Team is one of a number of awards programs managed by Topps
to reward and encourage young ballplayers.  Since 1959, Topps has annually bestowed honors on
minor leaguers, baseball scouts and the Baseball Organization of the Year.

November 11 - Bowman / AFLAC Redemption Update

Topps announces that its 2004 AFLAC High School All-American Set, which was
included as a redemption card in 2004 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects
Baseball, will feature 12 of the 17 players eligible for the set.  To be eligible for the
set, players had to sign both a professional contract and a Topps contract.  The
subject list is as follows:

Andrew McCutchen
Beau Jones
C.J. Henry
Cameron Maybin
Chris Volstad
Jeff Lyman
John Drennen
Jon Egan
P.J. Phillips
Ryan Tucker
Shane Funk
Steve Johnson

NOTICE TO GOLD REFRACTOR REDEMPTION HOLDERS:

As redemption holders were notified through the hobby press and when they submitted their Gold
Refractor Redemption cards, an unspecified number of Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor
Redemption cards (for a set of AFLAC insert cards) had been unintentionally included into packs.  
Only 50 such cards were to be inserted, but because of manufacturing error, more than 50 were
inserted.

To rectify this problem, Topps will create a new 3-card autographed set (sequentially numbered to
125) and offer it as an option to Gold Refractor Redemption card holders.  The new set will feature:

Cameron Maybin - Autographed
C.J. Henry - Autographed
Andrew McCutchen - Autographed

We will continue to offer this set as an option until there are only 50 consumers remaining with Gold
Refractor Redemption cards.  When the AFLAC Gold Refractor Sets are printed they will be serially
numbered 1 through 50.

An election form will be sent to those individuals who have submitted Gold Refractor Redemption
cards.

November 9 - Topps Brings “The Mick” Home

The Two Biggest Names In Baseball Cards Are Back Together Again

New York, NY (Nov. 9, 2005) -- The Topps Company, historic baseball card
maker, is pleased to announce it is bringing legendary Yankee Mickey Mantle
back home to Topps Baseball Cards.

During his playing days and well after his retirement, Mickey Mantle transcended
the game of baseball and captured the hearts of the American public.  Nowhere
has that been more apparent than in the candy shops of yesterday and the hobby
shops of today.  Mantle’s 1952 Topps Rookie Card, was and still is, the
cornerstone of a sports collectibles industry that he helped shape. With the
changing face of the hobby, Topps and the Mantle family felt that now was the perfect time to bring
“The Mick” back to where it all started.

"Dad loved his fans, and was always proud of the popularity and collectibilty of his Topps trading
cards," said Mickey's sons, Danny and David Mantle.  "It's only fitting that he is back where it all
began."

The exclusive agreement, which goes into effect January 1, 2006, grants Topps exclusive rights within
the MLB trading card category for all trading cards, including insert cards, memorabilia cards, cut
signature cards and the use of Mantle’s image on packaging and advertising.  Mantle will make his
first appearance in 2006 Topps Baseball (releasing February 7th).

With access to the Mantle Family's vast photo collection and unique memorabilia pieces, including
one of Mickey Mantle's only remaining first baseman's gloves, Topps, with the help of Danny and
David Mantle, plans to chronicle the life and times of "The Mick" through trading cards like never
before.

“No athlete has been more important to our baseball card line over the past 50 years than Mickey
Mantle,” said Warren Friss, Topps VP.  “We plan to leverage Topps connection with ‘The Mick’ by
sparking the nostalgia of the veteran collector and introducing a true sports hero to a new
generation.”

Mantle, known as one of greatest baseball players to ever play the game, won the distinguished
Triple Crown in 1956 and was the centerpiece of 12 Yankee pennants and seven World Series titles.  
He hit 536 home runs during his storied career and won the MVP award in 1956, 1957 and 1962.  
Mantle holds numerous records including 18 World Series home runs.  For more information on the
life and times of “The Mick”, visit the all-new MickeyMantle.com launching January 1st and join the
50th anniversary celebration of Mick’s historic Triple Crown season.

Founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, Topps issued its first baseball cards in 1951 and is an
international marketer of entertainment products, principally candy, collectible trading cards and
sticker album collections. Topps Internet business includes Topps.com, eTopps.com,  
TheToppsVault.com and thePit.com.


November 7 - Topps Free Card of the Week: Ronnie Brown

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary of football cards, Topps continues with its
season-long "Turn Back The Clock" Card of the Week program.

This week’s featured player is Dolphins Rookie Running Back Ronnie Brown.  So
far, 14 of the 22 cards have been issued.

1 of 22 Joe Namath / New York Jets (Sept. 10th & 11th)
2 of 22 Joe Montana / San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
3 of 22 John Elway / Denver Broncos (Sept. 10th & 11th)
4 of 22 Brett Favre / Green Bay Packers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
5 of 22 Peyton Manning / Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 10th & 11th)
6 of 22 Tom Brady / New England Patriots (Sept. 12th)
7 of 22 Curtis Martin / New York Jets (Sept. 19th)
8 of 22 Terrell Owens / Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 26th)
9 of 22 Duante Culpepper / Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 3rd)
10 of 22 Randy Moss / Oakland Raiders (Oct. 10th)
11 of 22 Ben Roethlisberger / Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 17th)
12 of 22 LaDainian Tomlinson / San Diego Chargers (Oct. 24th)
13 of 22 Donovan McNabb / Philadelphia Eagles (Oct. 31st)
14 of 22 Ronnie Brown / Miami Dolphins

Each card of the 22-card set is styled after the 1956 Topps design.

How to participate:

Each and every week, hobby shops will have one brand new 50th Anniversary football card from the
special 22-card set and each card is free with purchase of any 2005 Topps Football product. To find
out more information, contact your local hobby shop by dialing 1-888-GO-TOPPS or log onto www.
topps.com and use the HTA store locator.


November 4 - Topps Introduces Turkey Red to the NFL

The all-new Topps Turkey Red Baseball has been a hit with collectors and now
Topps is pleased to announce it is bringing the successful brand to the gridiron.  
Ready set…it’s 2005 Topps Turkey Red Football.

The original 1911 Turkey Red tobacco card set, considered by many hobbyists to
be the most gorgeous trading card set ever produced, consisted of oversized
“Cabinet” cards measuring 5 ¾” x 8” and featured some of the most stunning
artwork ever captured on a trading cards.

Turkey Red Football captures the best players (active and retired) in the game and
all the star rookies in a timeless design that screams instant classic.  Whether
you’re a set-builder, rookie card collector, relic card collector, autograph collector or all of the above,
Turkey Red Football is the perfect set for you.

And every 24-pack box guarantees one autographed or relic card!

The Breakdown:

300 Base Card Set (includes Veterans, 50 Rookies, Legends, Action Cards, Short Prints and
Variations)

300 PARALLELS
Turkey Red Bordered
Turkey White Bordered
Turkey Black Bordered
Turkey Gold Bordered (#’d to 50)
Wood Frame (1 of 1)

AUTOGRAPHS
25 Turkey Red Bordered Autographs (includes Montana, Peyton Manning & Bradshaw)
25 Turkey White Bordered Autographs (sequentially #’d)
25 Turkey Black Bordered Autographs (sequentially #’d)
25 Turkey Gold Bordered Autographs (sequentially #’d)
25 Turkey Red Autographs Wood Frame (1 of 1)
10 Turkey Red Cut Signatures (1 of 1)

RELICS
25 Turkey Red Bordered Relics (includes Roethlisberger, Brady & Chad Johnson)
25 Turkey White Bordered Relics (sequentially #’d)
25 Turkey Black Bordered Relics (sequentially #’d)
25 Turkey Gold Bordered Relics (sequentially #’d)
25 Turkey Red Wood Frame Relics (1 of 1)

BOX LOADERS (1 per box)
21 Turkey Red Cabinet Cards (5 ¾” x 8”)
15 Autographed Cabinet Cards (5 ¾” x 8”) (Includes Marino, L.T. & Kyle Orton)
10 B-18 Blankets

2005 Topps Turkey Red Football releases the week of January 23 and carries a $4.00 SRP for each
7-card pack.



October 31 - Topps 50th Anniversary / Free Donovan McNabb card

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary of football cards, Topps continues with its
season-long "Turn Back The Clock" Card of the Week program.

This week’s featured player is Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb.  So far, 13
of the 22 cards have been issued.

1 of 22 Joe Namath / New York Jets (Sept. 10th & 11th)
2 of 22 Joe Montana / San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
3 of 22 John Elway / Denver Broncos (Sept. 10th & 11th)
4 of 22 Brett Favre / Green Bay Packers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
5 of 22 Peyton Manning / Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 10th & 11th)
6 of 22 Tom Brady / New England Patriots (Sept. 12th)
7 of 22 Curtis Martin / New York Jets (Sept. 19th)
8 of 22 Terrell Owens / Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 26th)
9 of 22 Duante Culpepper / Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 3rd)
10 of 22 Randy Moss / Oakland Raiders (Oct. 10th)
11 of 22 Ben Roethlisberger / Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 17th)
12 of 22 LaDainian Tomlinson / San Diego Chargers (Oct. 24th)
13 of 22 Donovan McNabb / Philadelphia Eagles

Each card of the 22-card set is styled after the 1956 Topps design. How to participate:

Each and every week, hobby shops will have one brand new 50th Anniversary football card from the
special 22-card set and each card is free with purchase of any 2005 Topps Football product. To find
out more information, contact your local hobby shop by dialing 1-888-GO-TOPPS or log onto www.
topps.com and use the HTA store locator.

October 28 - Topps Signature Series Hall of Fame Baseballs

Perfect Holiday Gift for Sports Aficionados Available at SAM’S CLUB
Locations

New York, NY (Oct. 28, 2005) -- The Topps Company, historic trading card
maker, today announced the launch of their Signature Series Hall of Fame
baseballs.  The Signature Series Hall of Fame Baseballs are being sold
exclusively at select SAM’S CLUB locations and features over 50 different
baseball legends whose plaques grace the halls of Cooperstown.  From
Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays to Nolan Ryan, Ernie Banks
and Reggie Jackson – all the greatest players to ever step onto the diamond are available.  To find a
SAM’S CLUB location that features the product,
consumers can go to samsclub.com and check the Roadshows Schedule.

Each piece includes an “OFFICIAL” Major league Baseball autographed by a Hall of Famer and
authenticated by the industry-leading PSA.  The encased ball is mounted on a cherry wood base and
is accompanied by the respective player’s original vintage Topps card.  Also highlighting the piece -
an engraved bronze plate featuring the player’s name and the year of his induction into the Hall of
Fame.  This unique first-time offering will also be available for purchase exclusively at SAM’S CLUB.

Topps Signature Series Hall of Fame Baseballs Checklist

Al Kaline                        Harmon Killebrew                Rod Carew
Bob Feller                        Jim Palmer                        Rollie Fingers
Bob Gibson                        Joe Morgan                        Ryne Sandberg
Brooks Robinson                Juan Marichal                Sandy Koufax
Carl Yastrzemski                Kirby Puckett                Sparky Anderson
Carlton Fisk                Lou Brock                        Stan Musial
Dave Winfield                Luis Aparicio                Steve Carlton
Dennis Eckersley                Mike Schmidt                Tom Seaver
Duke Snider                        Monte Irvin                        Tony Perez
Earl Weaver                        Nolan Ryan                        Wade Boggs
Eddie Murray                Orlando Cepeda                Whitey Ford
Ernie Banks                        Ozzie Smith                        Willie Mays
Frank Robinson                Paul Molitor                Yogi Berra
Gary Carter                        Ralph Kiner
Gaylord Perry                Red Schoendienst
George Brett                Reggie Jackson
George Kell                        Robin Roberts
Hank Aaron                        Robin Yount

Founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, Topps issued its first baseball cards in 1951 and is an
international marketer of entertainment products, principally candy, collectible trading cards and
sticker album collections. Topps Internet business includes Topps.com, eTopps.com,
TheToppsVault.com and thePit.com.


October 27 - Topps / White Sox Champions Set...88 Years in the Making

Topps announces it has created a special limited edition set commemorating the
2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox.  The 55-card set includes:

* 29 Player cards
* 1 Manager card
* 1 Team Photo card
* 5 Season Highlights cards
* 3 ALDS Highlights cards
* 7 ALCS Highlights cards
* 7 World Series Highlights cards
* 1 ALCS MVP card
* 1 World Series MVP card

And each commemorative set features a bonus oversized (3 ¼ x 4 9/16) White Sox Team Card.  Each
White Sox World Champions Set carries a $19.99 SRP and is available now at both www.topps.com
and MLB.com.

October 25 - Topps Free Card of the Week / 50th Anniversary

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary of football cards, Topps continues with its
season-long "Turn Back The Clock" Card of the Week program.

This week’s featured player is Chargers Running Back LaDainian Tomlinson.  So
far, 12 of the 22 cards have been issued.

1 of 22 Joe Namath / New York Jets (Sept. 10th & 11th)
2 of 22 Joe Montana / San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
3 of 22 John Elway / Denver Broncos (Sept. 10th & 11th)
4 of 22 Brett Favre / Green Bay Packers (Sept. 10th & 11th)
5 of 22 Peyton Manning / Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 10th & 11th)
6 of 22 Tom Brady / New England Patriots (Sept. 12th)
7 of 22 Curtis Martin / New York Jets (Sept. 19th)
8 of 22 Terrell Owens / Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 26th)
9 of 22 Duante Culpepper / Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 3rd)
10 of 22 Randy Moss / Oakland Raiders (Oct. 10th)
11 of 22 Ben Roethlisberger / Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 17th)
12 of 22 LaDainian Tomlinson / San Diego Chargers (Oct. 24th)

Each card of the 22-card set is styled after the 1956 Topps design.

How to participate:
Each and every week, hobby shops will have one brand new 50th Anniversary football card from the
special 22-card set and each card is free with purchase of any 2005 Topps Football product.

To find out more information, contact your local hobby shop by dialing 1-888-GO-TOPPS or log onto
www.topps.com and use the HTA store locator.