Sports Placement Service
Starting on Monday, July 20th you can show your support for Ellen and Clayton Kershaw’s charity, KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE. SPORTS PLACEMENT SERVICE and ART OF THE GAME are honored to be assisting in the online auction with MLB.COM, as well as the silent auction at the PingPong4Purpose fundraising event taking place on July 30th, 2015.
Some of the great items you will find at the Kershaw’s Challenge online auction-
Sandy Koufax worn Jersey
Clayton Kershaw worn “42″ Civil Rights Jersey Signed by both Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax
Mike Trout Game-Worn Jersey
Artwork by Stephen Holland
The MLB auction runs from Monday, July 20th and closes on Monday, July 27th.
TOP SPORTS AGENT ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO OPERATION BULLPEN CRIME STORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA— June 24, 2014 — Harlan J. Werner, the renowned sports and marketing agent who represents Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, Sandy Koufax and many other superstar athletes, announced today that he has secured the motion picture rights to Operation Bullpen, the sensational story of the most notorious and successful gang of forgers and memorabilia crooks in American history.
Werner, who is a long-time sports memorabilia collector and dealer as well as co-owner of a national chain of retail movie memorabilia stores, made the acquisition along with film and television producer Art Horan.
“This story is a cross between ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘American Hustle,’” said Werner, referring to the Operation Bullpen saga in which a dysfunctional family of con artists, led by a conniving grandma and her pot-smoking son, fooled the FBI for years and ripped off a gullible American public for a cool $100 million. “It’s a great story. It’s very cinematic with broad appeal.
Operation Bullpen, by award-winning author Kevin Nelson, is widely regarded as the definitive insider’s account of the explosive case that shook up the $1 billion a year memorabilia industry. The forgers and their accomplices were ordinary middle class people who went wild, living the Vegas high life, indulging in sex romps and spending lavishly, all the while churning out hundreds of thousands of fake autographs that were sold on TV, the Internet and in stores across the U.S.
Werner himself actively participated in the FBI’s undercover investigation of the gang, as did his client Muhammad Ali. (The FBI’s dramatic bust of the gang was the largest one-day takedown in Bureau history.) Ironically, Ali, Namath, Koufax, John Riggins and Jim Brown—all clients of Werner’s at his Sports Placement Service firm—had their autographs forged and sold by the crooks.
In addition to his personal knowledge of the memorabilia and autograph industry, Werner executive produced the movie “Tyson” and consulted on “One Night in Vegas” for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.
Horan a former Warner Bros. executive, was president of WMG Film Group where he was Executive Producer of “The Usual Suspects,” a two-time Academy Award-winner. Horan recently was Executive Producer of “Ring Girls,” also for ESPN, directed by academy award nominated director Amy Berg and is co founder of Undisputed Champion Network, a digital channel dedicated to the combat sports.
For more information, please contact BZA PR at 818-462-5600.
Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Namath & Panini America Inc.Team Up Once Again!!!!!!
SPS CLIENT JOE NAMATH ATTENDED PANINI AMERICA’S VIP PARTY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND.”
Namath along with Dr. J, and Tom Glavine , were some of the featured guests who were in attendance.” Panini and Joe Namath have been a great team for many years. I am grateful for the support of Mark Warsop and Joe White for inviting Joe to be part of Panini’s VIP Party and including Joe in their new Football Card releases, said “Harlan J. Werner Ceo of Sports Placement Service Inc.
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