2012 MLB All-Star Game Seizures of Fake Goods

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United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 13,023 counterfeit items during a two week campaign in Kansas City, Missouri leading up to the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.Included in the seizures were replica jerseys, memorabilia and fake tickets. 20 percent of the fake items seized were products of other professional sporting leagues such as the NFL. In total, the fake goods had a street value of $540,000.

On average, Major League Baseball seizes around 600,000 counterfeit items bearing the logo of its teams.

Source:  Associated Press, “Counterfeit MLB merchandise seized in Kansas City prior to All-Star Game,” nj.com, July 12, 2012.

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