Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Topps Team USA

This afternoon the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that Topps has signed an exclusive contract with them to produce Team USA cards, just in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. This will be the first "Complete" Olympic set since Impel's 1992 U.S. Olympic set (which featured the original Dream Team). Other Olympic releases include the 1991 Impel U.S. Olympics Hall of Fame and the 1983 Topps Olympics sets and Upper Deck inserted an Olympics Medalist set in to the 2009-10 Upper Deck NHL Series Two release.

The agreement states that Topps will release cards of top Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls and will also include former athletes from past Olympics. Additionally there will be autographs, game/event-worn clothing, Manu-patches and Manu-medals.

Topps will be donating a portion of each sale to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams.
Shawn Johnson Base Card

2012 Olympic Gold Medal

Tyson Gay Manu-Patch

Hope Solo Autograph

Misty May-Treanor Event-Worn Relic

Joe Frazier Cut-Signature

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