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Baseball Card Manufacturers of the Past

Major League Baseball and Fanatics announced that they reached an exclusive deal to create baseball cards starting in 2023 with the MLBPA. Topps, who have been a staple since 1952 in their baseball trading cards, are now stuck in limbo. Their current deal with the MLB expires in 2025. Starting in 2026, Fanatics will pick up the exclusivity rights to create baseball cards with player and team likenesses. Will this spell the end of Topps? Will they join the list of baseball card manufacturers of the past? Let's take a look at companies that have been gobbled up by the Topps machine.