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Texas Rangers and Fanatics Authentic enter into multi-year partnership

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club and Fanatics Authentic, the memorabilia division of sports e-commerce leader Fanatics, Inc., have entered into a multi-year partnership.

Beginning with the 2014 MLB season, Fanatics Authentic is the official game-used shop of the Texas Rangers. The company is selling official Texas Rangers authenticated game used memorabilia, including jerseys, bats, baseballs, lineup cards, bases, and other game used items

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The partnership includes four kiosks at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where Fanatics Authentic will sell and auction memorabilia. The kiosks are located around the main concourse of the park. In addition, Fanatics Authentic has signage in-park and throughout the parking lots and the picnic pavilion. It will also sponsor a Patriotic Giveaway promotional night on Wednesday, September 11 versus the Los Angeles Angels. Fan voting will occur this month to select the specific giveaway item.

"The Texas Rangers are pleased to be entering into this partnership with Fanatics Authentic," said Joe Januszewski, Executive Vice President, Business Partnerships and Development. "As our official game-used memorabilia partner, Fanatics will provide Rangers fans with a bevy of unique and exclusive Rangers collectibles. As a long-time licensee of Major League Baseball, Fanatics Authentic has the expertise and commitment to deliver a first class product and experience to our baseball fans."

"We're very excited to partner with the Texas Rangers," said Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic, "and we look forward to offering fans unique products that preserve fond memories of attending a baseball game for a lifetime."

Fanatics Authentic, the premier online destination for authentic autographed collectibles, is the new memorabilia division of Fanatics, Inc. As the nation's largest online retailer of officially licensed sports products, Fanatics provides sports fans with the ultimate shopping experience via its brands, including Fanatics, Fanatics Authentic, and FansEdge. The Company powers the online shops for major professional sports leagues, like MLB Shop and NFL Shop, as well as major media brands (FOX Sports, Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports) and over 150 collegiate and professional team properties.

With the support of Fanatics' unparalleled reputation as a Top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics Authentic offers sports fans a trustworthy and reliable source for authentic memorabilia. By developing exclusive relationships with many of the top athletes in sports, including David Ortiz, Prince Fielder, Paul Goldschmidt, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, and Paul George, Fanatics Authentic boasts a product offering unlike any other manufacturer. Due to a large distribution network, Fanatics Authentic provides fast shipping to sports fans nationwide, and is on the ground leading the way for product procurement to deliver fans 100% authentic items in hot markets and more.

Fanatics Authentic is proud to have exclusive game-used relationships with professional teams, providing fans and collectors access to same-day, game-used merchandise. These rare products are acquired by an expert member of the staff and authenticated onsite by MLB. In addition, the Company has an in-venue division that retails merchandise throughout stadiums nationwide. The Fanatics Authentic headquarters is located in Sunrise, Florida. Its new 175,000 square foot facility is home to a premier custom framing, manufacturing and engraving operation focused on delivering the highest quality products in memorabilia. Fanatics Authentic also hosts a number of collectibles shows in major cities across the country known as the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular. The shows create an opportunity for fans to meet their favorite athletes as it brings an impressive lineup of professional athletes conducting autograph signings on location. For more information, visit www.fanaticsauthentic.com.

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