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Beckett Radio Episode 9 — Talking NHL licensing, World Cup, Beckett Auctions and more

The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Brian Fleischer as they talk cards, World Cup, hockey licensing as well as discuss the new Beckett Auctions with its crew, Bill Sutherland and Rob Springs.

Panini America CEO Mark Warsop looks back on two years of MLBPA-approved baseball cards

“The time really has flown by — they say that tends to happen when you’re having fun. There’s no denying that we’ve had quite an eventful first two years with the MLBPA license.”

Topps, NFL agree to multi-year extension

Topps and the NFL will be doing business for several more years.

MLB Properties sues Upper Deck for unpaid trademark lawsuit settlement money

MLB Properties, the licensing arm of the Major League Baseball and its teams, filed a lawsuit against Upper Deck in U.S. District Court on Wednesday seeking more than a quarter-million dollars owed to it as part of a previous trademark infringement and breach of contract lawsuit.

Does extra auto ink negate need for logos?

The ongoing saga of how collectors might react to Panini America’s MLBPA baseball cards offered its lasted chapter on Monday as it teased a number of cards yet to the signed for its forthcoming Prime Cuts product.

NFLPA sends agents memo on unlicensed deals

The NFL Players Association recently sent a memo to agents reminding them that signing deals with non-licensed trading card companies could end up costing their players money later.

BREAKING: Panini lands MLBPA baseball card license

Panini America and the Major League Baseball Players Association have signed a multi-year deal giving the Texas-based division of the world’s largest collectibles company the right to make MLBPA-approved baseball cards beginning this year.

Panini: We’re making Elite Extra Edition this year

As the rumors continue to swirl regarding baseball licensing news — whether a card company will be awarded some type of license by the MLB Players Association — Panini America announced a little something on Tuesday night during the Midsummer Classic.

MLB Players Association restructures business group

By Chris Olds | Editor The Major League Baseball Players Association announced Thursday a reorganization of its business-side staffing. Evan Kaplan, the former category director for trading cards, collectibles and new business development is now the Director of Licensing and Business Development. He will oversee licensing for trading cards, apparel and other areas. The long-time [...]