Thursday, July 2, 2009

Upper Deck Renews Baseball License With MLBPA

Per the UD website, they have reached an agreement with the MLBPA to continue producing baseball cards. You can imagine this is huge for UD, as there were rumblings that a Topps or Donini exclusive license was in the works.

This is not saying that Topps and Donini wont get the license in the end, but at least one of the companies in the mix will be Upper Deck.

Ill have more on this as it develops.


  1. I suppose that's a good thing, but Upper Deck's baseball card products in 2009 have been REALLY bad. Hopefully they'll put more effort into it now that their license is renewed. Also, for their sake, I hope that they're allowed to make cards of prospects who haven't reached the majors yet, just like Topps does in its Bowman products. It's really an unfair advantage for Topps, and motivated Upper Deck to fund the whole Razor fiasco. It'd be great if the rules against making sets focused on retired players were removed too. I hope "Donini" gets a license too. Competition is a good thing.

  2. This is great news. I love what Topps has done this year in baseball but they still need competition and it won't come from DonNini.