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Group led by Eisner buying card maker Topps

Updated: March 6, 2007, 11:54 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Topps Co., maker of baseball cards and Bazooka bubble gum, said Tuesday it accepted a $385.4 million takeover offer from a buyout group that includes former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, but the deal drew immediate opposition from one of its own board members.

Topps director Arnaud Ajdler, along with the investment firm Crescendo Partners II, launched a campaign to kill the deal. Crescendo owns about 6.6 percent of the company's shares, according to filings with the ...

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