Franklin Sports got its start in 1946 as a regional brand of Sporting Goods products. Irving H. Franklin, who co-founded
Franklin Sports in 1946 with his brother Sydney Franklin, brought the innovative idea of centering a complete line of
products on a single athlete - Joe Namath. Over the years Franklin has affiliated with the best in sports including
world class athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard, David Robinson, Dan Marino, Barry Bonds and more.