Thursday, September 18, 2008

Update to "The Team That Topps Forgot"

I found a little more on MLBPC while researching my next blog post.

MLBPC was actually formed in 1966 (slightly earlier than I had believed) as agent for the Owners and in 1968 the Licensing Corporation of America was awarded the right to negotiate on their behalf. For two decades covering 1968-87, the individual teams had some authority to control their own licensing, although I can't quite suss out if that was only in their local markets or nationally. This may partially explain the lack of Astros logos in 1968/69 for both Topps and Fleer (and some other companies too).

More on this in my next post.

1 comment:

Steve Gierman said...

Interesting. I was always wondering why Topps did that. Maybe this gets us closer to an explanation.