New Quidd App Has Topps Card Ties
A new trading card app by Quidd combines the world of Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC Comics and more under one hood. While I am sure the app is fun and all, the real interesting part is that the same people who started Quidd, were also instrumental in starting Topps Digital.
Not only does Michael Branlage credit himself with founding Topps Digital, he also convinced Topps ownership to write a 7-figure check to fund the idea. And oh yeah, he also claims to have negotiated the key licenses on behalf of Topps.
In short, this guy sounds like he was the Mike Trout of Topps Digital.
It gets better. The developers of the Topps Digital apps is New York firm Dog on a Horse. Check out who works at Quidd now:
Not to be out done, Topps has been busy making significant investments into digital.
The company is in the process of hiring more than a dozen jobs in a new Orlando studio that pay an average annual salary of $87,778. Topps will also release several more apps, with The Walking Dead: Card Trader, being the most recent.