PKF O’Connor Davies “Sports Tax Man” Robert Raiola Featured in Historic Topps® Trading Card Collection

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Collection features baseball players and notable figures from sports, pop culture and history

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today that Robert Raiola, Director of the Firm’s Sports and Entertainment Group, will be featured in the upcoming 2016 Topps® Allen & Ginter® baseball card collection. The series, released today, contains cards featuring Major League Baseball players and other notable figures from sports, pop culture and history including radio host Mike Francesa and actor Kevin Costner. Raiola will be featured on four different card styles randomly distributed throughout packs of the collection: base cards, mini parallels, autographed cards and relic cards, which will include a piece of a tie from Raiola’s own wardrobe.

“We’ve always seen Robert as a sports tax all-star but now he has his own trading card to prove it,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “This is a great honor and while it’s a fun thing to have, it really says a lot about his reputation as an expert and trusted advisor to athletes and other industry professionals. We’re proud to have Robert on our team and we’re hanging onto his rookie card – it could be worth something someday.”

Robert Raiola is the Director of the Sports and Entertainment Group at PKF O’Connor Davies. He has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sector providing business management services, tax planning and business consulting to high net worth individuals and their families in the sports and entertainment industries.

“We are always thinking outside the box for this collection, and Robert Raiola always stands out from the crowd with his clever and insightful takes on the tax issues facing today’s athletes,” said Clay Luraschi, Topps’ Vice President of Product Development. “The ‘Sports Tax Man’ is a must follow on Twitter, and it was clear to us that he was a must-include for this exciting new collection.”

Allen & Ginter baseball cards have a long and storied history, beginning as a promotional item for tobacco products in the late 1880s. Since reintroducing the line in 2006, it has become one of Topps’ most popular and best-selling brands, known for its sketched artwork, unique materials and inclusion of uncommon trading card subjects, from The Invisible Man to the Golden Gate Bridge. The 2016 Allen & Ginter collection packs will be available at local hobby stores, retailers including Target and Wal-Mart and on

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, ten offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 600 professionals, led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 26 in Accounting Today’s 2016 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 29 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2015 “Top 100 Firms” list and recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." In 2016, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America, and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 11th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and was named the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2016 rankings.

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are intimately involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members employ a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the utmost quality and timely services aimed at helping them succeed. Continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements make the Firm stand out among its competitors.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment. For more information, visit

About The Topps Company
Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps' leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, National Football League, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star WarsSM: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world. Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop ® Pop and Bazooka® bubble gum. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit and

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