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2011-12 OPC Hockey Offers Playoff Beard Variations, Star Autos

Hartnell beard card

You’ll get beardless base cards and rare bearded parallels among the stars and autographs in Upper Deck’s 2011-12 OPC hockey cards.

Upper Deck Nevada Files Counterclaim Against Upper Deck International

Upper Deck Company

Not long after being served with a lawsuit, Upper Deck’s American interests have filed a counterclaim against its international arm.

Upper Deck Asking $50,000 for LeBron’s ‘Return to Cleveland’ Shoes

LeBron James game worn shoes

Cleveland fans might prefer burning them, but UDA is offering the shoes LeBron James wore in his first game there as a member of the Heat.

Upper Deck Suing…Upper Deck

Upper Deck vs Upper Deck International

In the latest round of never ending legal battles, Upper Deck International is now suing its US-based subsidiary and CEO after losing what it claims are millions of dollars and laying off dozens because of counterfeit gaming cards.

Panini America Hires New Product Development Director

Panini America logo

Panini has hired a former Upper Deck project manager to take over its NBA and NHL product development.

2011-12 Upper Deck Victory Hockey Released


Rookie cards of top prospects Cody Hodgson, Joe Colborne, Jonathan Blum and Matt Frattin are part of the 250-card set aimed at the budget-minded and younger crowd while providing some hockey card roster depth.

2011 Sweet Spot Football Promises One Auto Per Pack


Upper Deck pushes out its latest football product, leaning again on college football photos and logos.

Upper Deck Company Lays Off Five

Upper Deck Company

The latest round of layoffs includes public relations manager Terry Melia.

Upper Deck Launches 2010-11 Ultimate Collection Hockey

UD Ult. Coll. Signature Logo - Gretzky

One rookie card, autograph card and memorabilia card should be in every pack, on average.

Blowout Countersuing Upper Deck Over Distribution Policy

legal scales

Blowout Cards has answered Upper Deck’s court papers with a lawsuit of its own, alleging violations of federal anti-trust laws.

Upper Deck Looking for Most Fanatical Hockey Fan

UD Fan

If you can prove you’re nuts about hockey, Upper Deck might send you to the NHL Rookie Showcase next month.

Upper Deck NSCC Show Plans: Redemptions, Autograph Giveaways, Displays

UD Michael Jordan National Card

Upper Deck returns to the National Sports Collectors Convention with wrapper redemptions and some special autographed items randomly given away.

Editor’s Blog: A Collection of Baseball Stories

Breisch-Williams Joss

Cashing in a childhood collection, Addie Joss’ All-Star Game turns 100 and Upper Deck makes some former Carolina jocks happy.

Upper Deck Asks Court to Get Blowout Off Its Back

Blowout Cards

Upper Deck has filed suit in federal court, asking a judge to back its new distribution policy.

Court Case Offers Insight into Players’ Card Co. Autograph Deals

Goosen Upper Deck

Golfer Retief Goosen challenged the U.S. tax laws. The result of the case sheds some light on how much card companies pay for autographs and memorabilia and it could have wide ranging affects on other foreign athletes who compete here.

News and Notes: 2011 Topps Football Sets, UD in Minnesota

Topps 2011 hobby factory football card set

Topps previews its factory hobby football set while Upper Deck has plans for the NHL entry draft.

1990s Known as Hobby’s Decade of Decline?

sports card packs

An explosion of products, the rise of eBay and some pricey packs all combined to water down the modern trading card industry.

Upper Deck Plans Boxed Bruins Stanley Cup Set

Upper Deck boxed Bruins set

The season is over but the printing presses will soon roll as Upper Deck deems the Boston Bruins’ first Stanley Cup title since 1972 worthy of boxed set status.

Derek Jeter Collectibles Rush Begins

1993 SP Derek Jeter rookie card BGS 9.5

Being the first Yankee with 3,000 hits won’t hurt the memorabilia factor and we’ve got the scoop on who’s buying and selling what.

2011 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts Baseball Released

2011 Legendary Cuts baseball box

Upper Deck’s 2011 Legendary Cuts hits the market, and one major pull has already landed on eBay.