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Baseball aficionado and multi-award winning broadcaster Bob Costas talks with host Alex Birsh about his love of baseball cards, the one card he still carries around with him to this day, Vin Scully's impact on him (and the sports world), the st
FiveThirtyEight.com has been right in the middle of this crazy and unpredictable election season, yet Harry Enten and Neil Paine were both kind enough to stop by during their busy schedules to open up a few boxes of baseball cards and discuss t
In this episode, actor Timothy Busfield talks about his career as an actor (Field of Dreams, The West Wing, Little Big League, Revenge of the Nerds), a baseball player, and as someone who acts like a baseball player. Listen in to also hear abou
In this episode, we celebrate the start of the NFL season by playing interviews of 11 NFL rookies who stopped by the Topps tent at the NFL Rookie Premiere. Also on the podcast is Chris Vaccaro, director of app production, who discussed the impa
In this episode, host Alex Birsh talks with MLB Network broadcaster Brian Kenny on collecting cards and the evolution of statistics in baseball. Kenny recently published his first book, "Ahead of the Curve," which is in stores now. Also in stor
In honor of August 13th being National Baseball Card Day, this episode is all about you, the collector. Host Alex Birsh talks with a handful of baseball card fans to hear about their history with collecting cards, and why they do what they do.
For our 30th episode, host Alex Birsh traveled to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to talk with three influential members of the staff: researcher and writer Bruce Markusen, curator John Odell, and president Jeff Idelson. Listen in
Topps is in San Diego for the second straight week, thanks to MLB's All-Star festivities being right on the heels of this week's San Diego Comic Con. Host Alex Birsh shares interviews at the Topps booth at All-Star FanFest with Mets All-Star No
On this week's episode, collector-turned-draft pick Tim Lynch talks about his love for collecting cards and autographs, and his journey to getting drafted by the New York Yankees. Director of app production Chris Vaccaro joins to talk about Top
Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Joe Block visited the Topps offices recently and sat down with host Alex Birsh to talk about collecting cards throughout his life. Also on the program is vice president of product development Clay Luraschi to talk
In this week's episode, celebrated writer Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about his love of collecting cards, his career as a writer, and much more. Brand manager Kevin Eger discusses his newest product, Tier One Baseba
In this episode, host Alex Birsh brings on voice actor Stephen Stanton, who has been a part of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels television shows. He has used his talent in voice matching to bring legendary Star Wars characters
In this episode, host Alex Birsh talks with broadcaster, MLB official scorer, and writer Howie Karpin about his latest book, "Down on the Korner: Ralph Kiner and Kiner's Korner." He also discusses scoring his 1000th career MLB game, primarily f
In this mini-episode, host Alex Birsh brings on The Walking Dead: Card Trader team to talk about the new app that launched on May 12th!
In this episode, we ask the question "What does Star Wars mean to you?" Along with asking Topps employees, host Alex Birsh brings the question to Matthew Wood, LucasFilm sound editor and voice of General Grievous in Star Wars Episode III: Reven
Bowman Baseball is back in stores, and brand manager Zvee Geffen joins host Alex Birsh to talk about the exciting content in the product. Birsh then brought on the 2nd overall pick of the 2015 MLB Draft, Houston Astros prospect Alex Bregman, to
In this episode, we celebrate Jackie Robinson and the day that celebrates his achievements, which is celebrated throughout baseball on April 15th. Listen in to how we are commemorating the American hero through the Topps BUNT app and the new To
It's Topps BUNT Day on April 9th! To honor the day, host Alex Birsh interviewed budding MLB superstar Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros to discuss his role as the cover athlete of the app. Web content and marketing strategist Andrew Diamond l
Baseball is right around the corner...and what better way to celebrate than by talking with Topps' ambassador to MLB, Buster Posey. Host Alex Birsh speaks with the All-Star and MVP about his thoughts on Topps, spring training, and the season ah
Topps BUNT returns for its 5th season, with exciting new features and designs that will make new and old fans very pleased. App producers Mike Salerno and Jon Hanford stopped by to discuss the 2016 version. Host Alex Birsh then brings on Matt S
In this episode, host Alex Birsh brings on associate app producers Jeremy Lipsey and Keith Cuenca to talk about the Star Wars Card Trader App in honor of Star Wars Card Trader Day (March 12th), marking the one-year anniversary of the app. Liste
Time to get wacky...with Major League Baseball. Host Alex Birsh takes you through the newest product from Topps: Major League Baseball Wacky Packages! Wacky and Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko joins the show, along with the product's assista
When Topps Baseball Series One is released, it means one thing: baseball is officially back. Celebrate the start of the 2016 baseball season by hearing about how the product came together. Listen to interviews with the VP of product development
Actor Russell Tovey stops by (with his French bulldog, Rocky) to talk about his career and involvement in Doctor Who. Mark Von Ohlen discusses what Star Wars products are currently in stores, and gives a sneak peak into an upcoming product. Als
To start Topps Talk's second season, we honor the icon that helped turn Topps into what it is today. Sy Berger joined the company in 1947, and helped transform it into a staple of American culture. Hosted by Alex Birsh.
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