Mitchell & Ness Obtains Licensing Agreements for NFL Legends Joe Montana and Jim Brown
July 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Mitchell & Ness has obtained licensing agreements to manufacture and market authentic replica jerseys for two NFL Hall of Famers, Joe Montana and Jim Brown. With these licenses, Mitchell & Ness will release limited quantities of Montana’s 1989 San Francisco 49ers home and road jerseys and his 1994 Kansas City Chiefs home and road jerseys, and Brown’s 1964 Cleveland Browns home and road.
Joe Montana, affectionately known as “Joe Cool” or “Comeback Kid,” was the 1979 3rd round draft pick for the 49ers, and went on to lead the team to four Super Bowl Titles. He was a three-time Super Bowl MVP, participated in eight Pro Bowls, and is thought of as one of the game’s all-time greatest quarterbacks. Brown, Cleveland’s #1 draft pick in 1971, became Rookie of the Year, was a leading rusher, two-time league MVP, and nine-time Pro Bowl participant, amongst his many accolades.
“Montana and Brown are two of the most requested players by fans and customers, and having them on the Mitchell & Ness roster makes our NFL lineup that much better,” states President and owner Peter Capolino. “They are undisputed legends of the game, and we anticipate their jerseys to be amongst our top ten sellers this NFL season.”
The jerseys will be released in November and will be available at select Mitchell & Ness retailers nationwide, at our flagship store at 1318 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, and at www.mitchellandness.com. Retail prices range from $260 - $300.
About Mitchell & Ness
Founded as a golf and tennis company in 1904, Mitchell & Ness in 1933 began making pro uniforms for the Philadelphia Eagles, Athletics, and Phillies. In 1988 the company began its Nostalgia division to recreate all of the jerseys significant to the history of professional sports in the USA. As the pioneer in this field, Mitchell & Ness is known worldwide for top-quality authentic throwbacks. With exclusive licenses from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB, Mitchell & Ness offers over 1600 authentic styles representing player jerseys, warm-ups, and heavy-weight jackets. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Mitchell & Ness has been “Defining Authentic” for over 100 years. For more information, visit www.mitchellandness.com.
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