The world’s largest trading card and collectibles company has added another license to it’s resume to bolster it’s attempts at a MLB trading card license.
Announced today, Panini America has signed a multi-year agreement to use players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in future trading card products, beginning with 2011 Panini Prime Cuts along with it’s new CMG Worldwide license and MLBPA license.
The deal allows Panini to produce cards of Baseball Hall of Fame inductees as well as marks, artifacts, and induction ceremony photos to be used on 6 trading card products a year.
This is big news for Panini as they are entering the baseball card genre since 2005, back when they were known as Donruss. They are working hard to secure a future MLB license and are going about it the best way they can to show the MLB what they can do, and I applaud them for doing so as competition is always important.
What Hall of Famer are you most excited to see on a future Panini trading card?