TOPPS MLB BUNT 2016 and Mike Piazza pushed the digital sports technology industry forward with the launch of virtual live Signature Cards over the past weekend during The Baseball Card Show in Atlantic City, and no, U.S. GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump was nowhere to be seen. Fans at the event in New Jersey and online around the world both took part in a real-time, customized digital autograph signature opportunity in anticipation of collecting a unique, signed trading card the likes of which created huge anticipation amongst card collectors across the nation and worldwide because of Piazza and the ground-breaking platform. The Sports Techie community blog had a chat with Chris R...Read More
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Topps New Self-Design MLB And MLS Fan Trading Cards
Topps may have hit a digital home run with their new MLB and MLS trading cards designed to become a fan and collector must-have product. Fans have the online option to design their own custom cards at Topps.com. The Sports Techie blog conducted a Q&A with Jeff Heckman, Brand Manager for Topps, readable below. Topps is merging technology with sports to evolve the sport fan experience by letting customers create customized, authentic looking and professional quality, baseball and soccer, keepsakes and memorabilia that look and feel exactly as you want them to.
Topps Collectors Self-Card
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Topps And MLS WORKS Launch Fan Customizable Healthy Habits Team Cards
Major League Soccer continues to push forward into the mindset of fans around the country with a customizable Healthy Habits Card produced by Topps Company, Inc., together with MLS WORKS. This innovative MLS community outreach initiative was designed for any age fan to create a personalized trading card with their image and favorite team jersey by following three steps of an interactive online process at getactivewithmls.com that highlights each person’s reasons for living a health conscious lifestyle...Read More
Topps Releases Signature Baseball Card Set For Late Designer Sy Berger
Topps Company honored recently passed Sy Berger, visionary designer of the modern day baseball trading card with two special sets available before the start of Major League Baseball 2015 spring training. Berger is known as the father of the every evolving trading cards Industry. His over 5o year tenure at Topps is an enormous achievement but what you may not know is Berger and a co-designer changed the look and feel of baseball cards, most significantly by changing the size, then adding color, stats and even player signatures making him as instant Sports Techie community Hall of Fame member...Read More
MLB Postseason Player Of The Day Topps Wall Art Featured SFG World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner
Once again, the Topps Company makes it awesome to be a kid, collector and sport fan by providing the first-ever, fans and statistical influenced, wall art prints of World Series players, including, San Francisco Giants MVP Madison Bumgarner. The MLB postseason was a sports technology extravaganza with Fox Sports upgrading their 2014 broadcast with new digital products used to enhance the viewing experience, and so did Topp.com by creating a one of a kind wall art for every MLB postseason day using the tagline “MLB Playoff Player of the Day,” selected by Topps and Bloomberg S...Read More
MLB, MLS Trading Cards By Topps And Bloomberg Sports Feature Baseball, Soccer Analytics
Topps has once again pushed the development of trading cards to another technological level, this time partnered with Bloomberg Sports to showcase advanced analytics. Topps released statistical analytics on the backs of Major League Soccer cards earlier this season, and also launched trading cards with the NFL with a fantasy football emphasis last month. The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers can look forward to fresh statistical content, graphics and charts on the flip-side of the 2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball cards being released by the end of September.Read More
Topps New Fantasy Football 2014 NFL Trading Cards
The Topps Company, Inc. and the National Football League have partnered on a new set of trading cards for adults and kids that are fantasy football focused. The NFL.com and Topps® are cashing in on the fantasy sports popularity with trading cards loaded with detailed NFL player insights and fantasy football strategies, tips and content, designed to increase awareness of the game and increase math skills at the same time. The Sports Techie community blog is excited to share this sports tech information with our readers and followers.Read More
Cisco Technology Helps Enable First Live Streamed World Series
For the first time in Major League Baseball history, the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals entire seven games were streamed live across the Internet enabled by Cisco, an Industry first. The historical digital fan experience delivered by MLBAM and Cisco during the 110th Fall Classic to smartphones, tablets and computer laptops over the At Bat app allowed fans a multitude of multi-platform product options with no blackouts. The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers can read more about Cisco’s influence on sports technology here, and MLB’s innovative products here...Read More
Fun Fall Get-Togethers for Young Athletes and Sports Fans
Kids who play sports tend to eat, sleep and breathe their game of choice and often it involves technology. If your son or daughter is one of the 7.7 million in the U.S. who play on a high school team, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, or if they dream of doing so when older, support their athletic focus and competitive spirit by hosting one of these fun fall get-togethers, and keep intelligent sports tech products in mind.
Sports Trivia Contest
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NFL Ranks Number One In New Adobe Index Report Social Buzz Data
The Adobe Digital Index team compiled new National Football League social buzz data in an Infographic that confirms the NFL is firmly at the top of all American team sports, accumulating over 5 million mentions by the end of August. Fans in stadium, at their mancave and those out-and-about using their mobile technology devices, will all be locked into their second screens rooting on their favorite teams, players and fantasy football squads, while dissing the team, players and officials they dislike the most, all game and weekend long, during the NFL and college football opening Labor day extended weekend...Read More