Chris R. Vaccaro


Editor-in-Chief of Topps Digital, President of the Press Club of Long Island, Publisher of, and writer for multiple newspapers, magazines and websites around the world.


Author of five books about Long Island sports history. First journalist to publish books about high school sports history on various institutions.


Adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University teaching courses in advanced digital media and news writing and reporting.

Projects and Work

Chris R. Vaccaro

Piazza Hall of Fame ceremony captured by Topps

TweetI had the pleasure of not only attending the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr., but also covering it for Topps. My image of Piazza at the podium was used in the Topps Now physical card product from, and in our Topps MLB BUNT app.

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Featured in Los Angeles Times

TweetOur Topps Digital team was featured in the Los Angeles Times in an article about digital card collecting and the future of baseball cards. They featured a photo of myself with Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard during this year’s MLB All-Star FanFest in San Diego. He took part in the first “digital signing event” that Topps

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Selected for Stony Brook’s 40-under-Forty

TweetIt’s an honor to be selected for the second straight year as a Stony Brook University 40-under-Forty member. CLICK HERE to read the Stony Brook Statesman story about the event!

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Selected to LIBN’s 40-under-40 Class of 2016

TweetIt was an honor and a privilege to be selected to this year’s Long Island Business News 40-under-40 class for 2016.  

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Partnership with Men in Blazers

TweetThe first annual Blazer Con came to New York  – Brooklyn specifically – and Topps was there to partner with the Men In Blazers and sponsor the event. Aside from a beautifully crafted booth and regular sponsorship on the web and at the conference, we also released a limited insert set in our Topps KICK

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Partnership with National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

TweetIt has been a privilege working with the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame to release a commemorative set of cards for their annual induction ceremony. There was a tremendous sense of pride and passion during the event for myself and many others. Getting the opportunity to meet Mike Piazza, Tommy Lasorda, Mike Modano

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