Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States, announced today a long-term extension of the exclusive agreement that the two entities first entered into in 2012. The extension continues Panini America’s status as the Official Baseball Card of USA Baseball and grants Panini America exclusive trading card category rights to all USA Baseball marks as well as the annual Collegiate, 18U and 15U National Teams.
The first product under the new extension, 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball, arrives today and incorporates members of the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team as well as the 18U and 15U National Teams, and the 17U and 14U National Team Development Programs. 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball also will deliver unique autograph and game-worn memorabilia cards from the players.
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