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Collegiate Licensing Company official clarifies contract details by Chris Olds

A Collegiate Licensing Company official has clarified the details of the company’s deal with Upper Deck in the wake of Panini America‘s announcement of a CLC-approved baseball card set arriving in September.

Panini unveiled plans for its 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition set on Friday, which seemed to fly against the previously announced CLC exclusive signed with Upper Deck last year.

Despite the deal, the Panini set is fully authorized by the CLC.

Why?

The CLC’s Dave Kirkpatrick told Beckett Media that it’s as simple as there being two deadlines for the expiration of Panini’s licensing deal.

“Panini’s football agreement expired March 30, 2010,” he said. “Their contract that covered other sports expires Sept. 30, 2010.

“Upper Deck exclusive is in place and we are very pleased with the program.  Panini understands that their rights expire Sept. 30, 2010.”

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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“Panini’s football agreement expired March 30, 2010,” he said. “Their contract that covered other sports expires Sept. 30, 2010.”

This is clear enough very well said..

Comment by Sports Card Girl

When are these college football and basketball players going to start getting paid

Comment by john bateman

This is disappointing. I thought that CLC had done the right thing, ended its exclusive deal with Upper Deck, and we were going to get licensed Press Pass and Sage cards next spring. Too bad, but there’s still time for things to get better, or Upper Deck to go under.

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