Bob is a longtime member of the Florida sports media, having served as a reporter and copy editor for more than 30 years. His true sports passion, however, is the history of the various games, exhibited by his in-depth book reviews and hobby of collecting cards and other sports memorabilia. He blogs for TBO.com on both subjects, transferring his work for the Tampa Tribune to the realm of cyberspace.
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Panini extends licensing agreement with NFL and players union
Posted Apr 23, 2012 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated Apr 23, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Panini America announced Monday that it reached a long-term deal to extend its licensing agreement with the NFL and the NFLPA, granting the company domestic and international rights for up to 18 product releases annually.
“We’re pleased to continue our relationship with the NFL and the NFLPA,” Panini CEO Mark Warsop said in a news release. “The NFL and NFLPA are two of our most important licensors, and these new agreements will enable us to continue producing sought after products for NFL fans for years to come.”
The new agreement takes effect immediately, starting with Panini’s first NFL product this year, Prestige Football. hat product will be released in June and will include the first licensed NFL rookie cards of draft prospects such as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Justin Blackmon, Trent Richardson and others.