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Lagardère Sports and Entertainment has launched Lagardère Plus, a global agency 'with a mission to transform traditional brand sponsorships into highly inventive and impactful marketing platforms.'
• NBA has launched NBA AR app, an augmented reality experience that allows people to play virtual pop-a-shot from any point in the world through AR technology. 'This marks the first augmented reality game by a U.S. sports league.'  NBA AR for iPhone is available for free at the App Store.
• Bruce Arena has resigned as head coach for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team days after they failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
• With 114 days to go until Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee has selected 10,000 volunteers to be on Crew 52, the official volunteer force of Super Bowl LII.  Crew 52 will be responsible for helping welcome more than one million visitors to Minnesota during a ten-day Super Bowl festival
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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Topps MLB Cards Get Big, Hit The Wall With Reggie, Cal, Nolan, Ozzie, Sparky

By Barry Janoff

July 31, 2013: Topps, which has been producing iconic cards of baseball players for more than 60 years, is moving into Fathead territory.

The company has created a new division, Archive Prints, a collection of 25" x 34" vintage art prints featuring digitally remastered original Major League Baseball card artwork.

The company's first foray into the home decor market will feature more than 1,000 original Archive Prints of the biggest MLB stars from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

According to Topps, each print begins with "the actual physical card from the Topps' archives and then painstakingly re-mastering the artwork with a team of designers."

Unlike the original packs of cards, however, no gum is included.

All Archive Prints are officially licensed by MLB, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Major League Alumni Marketing Assn.

Among the prints being offered are 20 different Nolan Ryan cards (1980-1990), 12 Reggie Jackson cards (with the New York Yankees and California Angels), 14 Cal Ripken Jr. cards, George Brett, Gary Carter, Mike Schmidt, Tony Gwynn, Jim Rice and Ozzie Smith; and managers including Tommy LaSorda and Sparky Anderson.

Topps is supporting with a spot that shows how the prints are made  and a dedicated micro-site that offers the entire collection, which is being updated on a regular basis.

"Having been in the baseball card business for over 60 years, Topps has amassed an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind card artwork and Major League Baseball player photography," Michael Bramlage, vp-digital for The Topps Co., said in a statement.

"Each card captures the style of that year and enshrines the image of your favorite MLB players, exactly as you remember them growing up. We're excited to begin opening up our archives with these authentic, high-quality prints for your wall," said Branlage.

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