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Upper Deck releases statement on Panini/CLC deal

Panini announced on Thursday that they secured an exclusive agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to produce trading cards using the logos, trademarks and athletes of the 150 or so schools represented by CLC. That list includes the universities of Michigan, Alabama and Florida State University. Upper Deck, the company that had an agreement […]

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Panini signs exclusive deal with Collegiate Licensing Company

Panini has delivered the knockout blow in their battle with Upper Deck to lock up the trading card rights for the major universities and colleges in America. According to a report in the Sports Business Journal, Panini has signed an agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to acquire the exclusive trading card rights to […]

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2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey preview

2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey is Upper Deck’s take on the popular Panini Prizm and Topps/Bowman Chrome products. OPC Platinum is printed on Chromium stock and comes with several levels of parallels that are referred to by UD as Rainbows.  Boxes will come with six Rainbow parallels, one Rookie Autograph with an on-card signature and one […]

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2014 Topps Fire Football preview

Topps Fire Football is a new release for the 2014 season. It is similar in style to Valor Football with player images on an artistic background using imagery connected to fire and space. Boxes of 2014 Topps Fire Football will come with two autograph and two relic cards. The base card set features 150 total […]

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Press Pass ceasing operations

The lone producer of NASCAR trading cards is no longer in business. Press Pass announced Monday that they are ceasing day-to-day operations of the company after being in business for 22 years. Press Pass Inc. released the following statement about the company shuttering its doors: “We are very thankful for the years of support from […]

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Dave & Adam’s “Leaders of the Pack” from Wild Card weekend

The NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend with four Wild Card matchups. Let’s take a look at who, besides the refs in the Cowboys/Lions game, made an impact with a postseason edition of Dave & Adam’s “Leaders of the Pack”. Quarterback: Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – 31/44, 376 yards, 1 TD Luck has […]

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New Year’s Treasures

Panini ended 2014 with a bang with the release of National Treasures Baseball. In true NT form there are tons of amazing hits in this set with some fantastic relics. Even the box for National Treasures Baseball looks like a collector’s piece. I’m assuming Panini chose the green felt for the inside of the box […]

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2014 Panini Spectra Football preview

Panini Spectra Football returns for a second year as a high end release. 2014 Panini Spectra Football will be released this March with ten autograph or memorabilia cards per box plus two Prizm parallels with every card numbered to 199 or less. The Spectra base set will be made up of 200 cards with players […]

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2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball preview

Bowman Sterling Baseball is the company’s high-end release and with it comes a whopping 18 autograph cards per box. Each pack comes with three signed cards plus one additional rookie or prospect base card. The majority of the signed cards available in 2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball are Prospect and Rookie Autographs. These cards have numbered […]

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2014 Leaf Q preview

Leaf is introducing a brand new, high-end multi-sport product that is packed with massive hits. 2014 Leaf Q is set to release in early January with a limited run of only 897 hand-numbered boxes broken down into 299 3-box cases. Leaf Q features legendary and star athletes from several sports, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, […]

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