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Leaf Files Counterclaim Against Panini Over Durant Stickers

Leaf Trading Cards

It’s legal eagles week in the trading card business. Leaf is now fighting back against the lawsuit by Panini over some unattached Kevin Durant autographs

MLB Properties Suing Upper Deck Over Overdue Settlement Payments

legal scales

Major League Baseball Properties says Upper Deck hasn’t finished paying a $3 million debt.

Hobby News and Notes from the Editor’s Blog

Steve Young

Of redemptions, the return of basketball cards, superstar jerseys and the Industry Summit.

I Heart the 90s (Inserts): 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems

1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Ray Allen emerald

Their maker is extinct. They’re 14 years old. And collectors are paying a LOT of green for mean, green 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems.

Presidential Candidates–Even Losers–Get Upper Deck Cards

2012-L-Upper-Deck-World-of-Politics-Mitt-Romney

Upper Deck gets political with part of its upcoming World of Sports release with a political subset that includes both contenders and pretenders.

Aaron Rodgers’ Rarest Rookie Card Auto Has Air of Mystery

Upper Deck Rookie Premiere Rodgers auto

Just how many signed copies of the 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Premiere Aaron Rodgers are floating around out there? Then there’s the ones with the sticker…

Tracking Babe Ruth Cards For Sale on eBay

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth

A look at the vintage–and not so vintage–market for Babe Ruth cards.

Upper Deck Bringing National Hockey Card Day to U.S. Shops

Tim Thomas National Hockey Card Day

Upper Deck will team with its approved stores to bring National Hockey Card Day over the border.

Welling Joins Panini

Panini America logo

Former Upper Deck exec Martin Welling has joined Panini, charged in part with making sure new products make their release date.

Editor’s Blog: Expensive Shoes, Growing Company, Signed Sets Sell, Topps in India

LeBron James game worn shoes

Upper Deck says it has sold the shoes LeBron James wore in his first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat.  The game took place nearly a year ago and Upper Deck had James sign them.  They were offered as part of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Suite One-of-One program where super high-end […]

Upper Deck vs Abdul-Jabbar Set for December 12

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Greats of the Game

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s lawsuit against Upper Deck is moving forward as the two sides clash over cards in the 2010 Greats of the Game set.

Q&A With a Hobby Distributor

GTS

Lloyd Kee of GTS discusses distribution policies by Panini and Upper Deck–among other things.

Ken Griffey Jr. Signs Autograph Deal with Topps

Autographed Topps Griffey 2012 Gypsy Queen

One generation’s baseball hero has finally signed something for Topps–a contract that will guarantee Ken Griffey Jr. autographs in Topps products.

Michael Jordan ’97-98 UD Game Jersey Card Brings $30,123

1997-98 Upper Deck Jodan auto

The first game-used relic Michael Jordan basketball card, one of 23 signed by the Hall of Famer, sold on eBay.

Upper Deck’s Day With the Cup Inserts Offer Unexpected Chase

Chara Day with the Cup

Upper Deck’s 2011-12 Series One Hockey packs include chase cards that show Boston Bruins’ players toting the Stanley Cup around the world.

2011-12 SP Authentic Basketball: Upper Deck Tries to Fill the Hoops Card Void

SP Authentic 2011-12 basketball box

No labor contract? No problem for Upper Deck, which has become the basketball card torchbearer this season, even without an NBA license. Pack-busting Juan Martinez evaluates the contents of a newly purchased box.

The $400 Michael Jordan Autograph

1996 Jordan auto SPx

What may be one of the year’s only basketball card products has made getting a Michael Jordan autograph a more attainable proposition.

2011-12 Upper Deck Hockey: No Auto Redemptions

2011-12-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-One-UD-Canvas-Card-Alex-Ovechkin

Young guns, Heroes and a redemptionless autograph checklist highlight 2011-12 Upper Deck hockey.

Rich’s Ramblings: Remembering Lud Denny and Pro Set

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein remembers the meteoric rise and disappearance of Pro Set trading cards.

Fleer’s Cosmic Pro Visions

Pro Visions

Nothing wrong with a little nostalgic fun heading into the weekend. Or is it the closest collectors will get to an acid trip?