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David Broughton

David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Documents Show Topps, VF, Sony Led Licensee Payments To MLBPA In '14

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 09 / 15

MLBPA received at least $1M from 12 different licensees, according to the union’s newly filed annual report. The document, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor and representing the '14 calendar year, showed 113 different licensees for the union. Topps, VF, Sony, Team Beans and Fat...

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