Topps has signed a multi-year exclusive with Brandan Wright, the former University of North Carolina star who is expected to be among the top selections in this week’s NBA Draft. The agreement grants Topps exclusive rights within the NBA trading card category for autographed cards and the right to use his image on packaging and advertising.
“We feel privileged that Brandan has joined our portfolio of elite athletes,” said Warren Friss, VP/General Manager, Topps Sports.
Wright’s autographed cards will be included in 2006-07 Topps Basketball, which will be released in mid-August. This year’s set marks the 50th anniversary of the first Topps Basketball product. “It is an honor to be associated with such a prominent sports company,” said Wright. “My younger brothers and I loved to open up packs of Topps trading cards when we were growing up.”