Panini: We’re making Elite Extra Edition this year

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

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.

“Many collectors have asked us about Donruss EEE Baseball in 2011,” read a tweet from the company. “Well . . . yes, we are doing it!”

What that means to collectors — how that will be accomplished since any MLB/minor league logos would protected for Topps products as part of those exclusive deals and any college logos would be protected by Upper Deck‘s exclusive with the Collegiate Licensing Company — remains to be seen … at least under the current licensing deals.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Posted July 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    hey chris do you think topps shares the agreement of baseball with panini. what are the rumors? is upper deck dead. will it be like old times.

  2. moshe
    Posted July 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    hope they deal with filling their redemptions from other product first!

  3. Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Great news here cant wait

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