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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Jun132019

Mantle, Rivera, Ruth Among First Inductees Into eBay Baseball Card Hall Of Fame

By Barry Janoff

June 13, 2019: This July, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, will induct several new members, including Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera.

Rivera, who was a mainstay out of the New York Yankees bullpen for 17 seasons, has already been inducted into a Hall of Fame —  the eBay Baseball Card Hall of Fame.

Rivera is one of ten MLB icons named to the inaugural class organized by the online marketing destination, which said the eBay Baseball Card Hall of Fame features players “whose trading cards have held the highest value and had the greatest influence on baseball's cards and collectibles world.”

The inaugural class of inductees also includes (in alphabetical order): Ken Griffey Jr., Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr., Pete Rose, Babe Ruth, Nolan Ryan, Ozzie Smith and Ted Williams.

In addition to the inductees, eBay identified five "hopefuls" whose baseball cards, and performance on and off the field, rival that of the inaugural class: Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper and Albert Pujols.

"Baseball card collecting is viewed by many as America's second-favorite pastime, and every fan remembers the thrill of finding the most sought-after cards of their day,”  Sam Bright, vp-merchandising for eBay North America, said via the company.

“We created the Baseball Card Hall of Fame to recognize those who have shaped the collecting experience across their respective generation. These players' cards have become an iconic part of baseball culture, prized by collectors around the world for their history and value."

Among the distinctions for the inaugural eBay Baseball Card Hall of Fame class:

• Mickey Mantle is the “record holder for most expensive card ever sold on eBay, a covetable cardboard keepsake 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, (which) went for an impressive $486,100. Mantle has the most cards represented in the marketplace’s 25 most expensive baseball trading cards ever sold.”

• Babe Ruth’s 1916 rookie card is “not only one of eBay’s most vintage cards, but it also clocks in as one of the most expensive baseball trading cards sold on eBay for an impressive $80,900.”

• The 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card “is one of the most iconic cards of all time. eBay’s most popular year-over-year player has sustained incredible and consistent growth on the marketplace.”

According to eBay, Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in 2016 “majorly boosted trading card sales 32% from the year prior, and despite retiring almost ten years ago, his trading card search rate online saw a 42% increase last year.”

• Following the announcement of his Baseball Hall of Fame induction earlier this year, Mariano Rivera trading card searches on eBay “are on pace to double those from the previous year. His cards continue to sell at the steady pace of more than 300 per month.”

• Three of Pete Rose’s 1963 rookie cards “made it onto eBay’s top 25 most expensive baseball cards, having sold for $150,000, $86,100 and $82,601.”

• In recent years people have bought “60 Nolan Ryan cards per day” on eBay.

• “Almost 20 years after his retirement, Cal Ripken Jr.’s cards are still steadily selling an average of 50 per day.”

In conjunction with Rivera's induction into eBay's Hall of Fame — as well as his achievement to become first player in history to be unanimously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America — eBay said that people can shop the "eBay x Mariano Rivera" collection of exclusive signed merchandise and one-of-a-kind memorabilia.

According to Rivera, ”I love that eBay started the Baseball Card Hall of Fame. As a player, you have fans who come out to the games and they're incredible, then you have collectors who bring the game home with their distinct passion.

”The exclusive merchandise we've put together with eBay is for real fans, whether they're Yankee die-hards or just genuine collectors. Most importantly, this collection creates incredible resources for underprivileged youth and their families."

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