Topps Becoming Disneyfied…Eisnerfied?

As Paul notes below, Topps is making some serious errors these days, but perhaps there’s a reason: It looks like the once proud baseball card company will be bought by Michael Eisner, and formerly of Disney. Could the sudden explosion of mistakes actually be acts of subversion by an editorial staff on the way out? Just a theory…

Update: I’m living in a past when Michael Eisner was the CEO of Disney. I just can’t seem to get beyond those glory years. Thanks to Vic below for correcting me. I still maintain the conspiracy theory because…why not?

3 comments… add one

  • I wonder if this deal is going to go through. The leading stock holder (6.6% of topps stock) and the director of the board seems to think that the offer is undervalued. And I would have to agree. While $385 million is a lot of money, the Topps brand has been built up for well over 50 years. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few days.

    Kman March 6, 2007, 1:18 pm
  • Michael Eisner is no longer the CEO of Disney, and I’m nearly certain that the Disney Corp. is not a party to this purchase offer. It is an investment group that includes Eisner, so I don’t think there will be any Disney-fication of the brand; which means its probably unlikely that the errors popping up are an act of defiance by the editorial staff.

    VicSF March 6, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • geez, if you think the cards are already cartoonish, wait’ll old mikey gets ahold of them…the rash of errors would be funny if it wasn’t that you’d like the data to have some credibility…when i was a kid [before the big money collectors came along], the cards were one of the most important resources for stats about your favorite players…i guess the kids will just have to do what i do now and come to yf v. sf for the straight scoop…

    dc March 7, 2007, 7:55 am

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