KOUFAX AGREES TO EXTEND DEAL WITH MITCHELL&NESS

It was announced today that Hall of Fame Pitcher and SPS client Sandy Koufax agreed to extend his deal with jersey manufacturer Mitchell & Ness. The deal extends Mitchell & Ness the rights to produce and market the 1955, 1958, and 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers replica jerseys; as well as produce 100 limited edition commemorative Koufax jerseys. Harlan J. Werner, Koufax’s agent, (and SPS President) agreed to the extend the deal because Mitchell and Ness decided that in lieu of the Koufax replica shirts they would create a special limited edition jersey to give fans a special option. In 2009, 100 of the limited edition jerseys will be produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers first world series title in Los Angeles. There will be two editions, one of 32, and the other 59. The jerseys will be hand signed by Sandy with unique inscriptions and will be sold exclusively through The Art of the Game locations including Dodger Stadium.