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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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

2011-12 Upper Deck Victory Hockey Released

2011-12-NHL-Victory-MVP-Hodgson

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

2011-Upper-Deck-Sweet-Spot-Signatures-Mark-Ingram-Variation

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