By Walt Hickey Trading Cards Fanatics, the largest seller of licensed sports apparel in the world, last year made a daring play to scoop up the long-term exclusive rights to baseball cards out from under longtime trading card producer Topps. It worked, and a plan to take Topps public through a special purpose acquisition company at a valuation of around $1.6 billion was scuttled, and the entire trading card business was swiftly reshuffled. Now, Fanatics has reached a deal to buy the Topps trading card business for
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