Monday, April 12, 2010

Uh-Oh, More Terrible News For Upper Deck?

This has not been a good month for Upper Deck. That's for sure. After losing the football license in epic fashion, seemingly right after getting it secured for another few years, there may be more bad news on the horizon.

I just received an email from a shop owner who said that his distributor let him know that ALL Upper Deck release dates have been indefinitely postponed. Not just football, but Hockey and other stuff too. Obviously, Upper Deck was in dire straits to begin with thanks to loss of their only remaining big three sport, but this may be the final straw before UD has to decide on the company's future for the rest of this year and beyond.

Who knows what this news actually means long term, but right now, its not good news for anyone in Carlsbad or in the hobby.

8 comments:

  1. I want my fucking bug card already.

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  2. So glad I swapped out my entire redemption account 2 weeks ago...

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  3. Ah well, I can still try to open old product and dodge redemptions and talk about the good ol' days..

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  4. Maybe they can have one last release of nothing but more redemption promises. They can nickname it the Stanford-Madoff.

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  5. Im thinking UD might be trying to position itself to be sold to one of the other companies.

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  6. ALL?!?! That means no NCAA Sweet Spot! I was looking forward to that. Oh well, now I'll just have to spend money elsewhere.

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  7. So, what happens to NHL releases for the rest of the year? When does Panini start releasing NHL cards?

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  8. Jeremy, according to the Panini reps at the Trade Summit in Vegas this week, their first hockey release will be Score in September. If I can find their full tentative release schedule, I'll come back and post it up.

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