Annual Seizures of MLB Merchandise

Major League Baseball seizes around 6oo,000 pieces of counterfeit items bearing the logo of baseball teams every year. The amount of counterfeit baseball merchandise increases in availability during the postseason.

Over a ten year span, Major League Baseball conducted 5,000 counterfeit goods seizures and enforcement actions.

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Source: Lisa Brown, “MLB goes on offensive against counterfeiters at World Series,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, October 21, 2011.