With the Toronto Spring Expo fast approaching, I wanted to go back through time and think about some memorable shows from past years. I attended by first Toronto Spring Expo in 1991. I had just started working for Canadian Sportscard Collector magazine, which in its infancy was in a newspaper format rather than a magazine format. While the show has always been very … [Read more...] about Spring Expo 1991 Flashback: How The Hottest Product In The Hobby Became A Punch Line
The death of Upper Deck Chairman and CEO Richard McWilliam may have been a shock to many, but according to the company, he hadn't been running the company's day-to-day operations. That job has fallen to Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Jason Masherah. On Monday, Sports Marketing and Social Media Manager Chris Carlin stated that the company will move … [Read more...] about Upper Deck, Hobby React to Death of Richard McWilliam
Upper Deck Chairman Richard McWilliam has died. The company announced Monday that it had named Jason Masherah as its new President following “the sudden and unexpected death” of the company’s co-founder and chairman. According to Upper Deck, McWilliam died at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA on Saturday of undetermined causes, although his medical history included heart … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Chairman Richard McWilliam Dies
A trading card distributor has filed a lawsuit against Upper Deck and its CEO, Richard McWilliam, saying the company violated an exclusive agreement by setting up its own network for disseminating products. J&T Hobby and President Joe Pirozzi are charging Upper Deck with fraud, concealment, conspiracy, breach of good faith and unfair and deceptive business … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Sued by Former Distributor
National Football League Properties will not grant a license to Upper Deck in 2010. Late Wednesday, the Carlsbad, CA company released a brief statement. Upper Deck CEO and founder Richard McWilliam said, "Over the past year, Upper Deck has attempted to negotiate a new licensing deal with NFL Properties. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were not able to reach … [Read more...] about No NFL License for Upper Deck
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League have announced multi-year trading card license agreements with Panini America and The Upper Deck Company. Upper Deck had held an exclusive license for hockey cards, bu twill now face competition from fast moving Panini, which handed the exclusive NBA license prior to this season and also … [Read more...] about Panini Granted Hockey Card License
Upper Deck says paying damages to Konami was a "favorable outcome" for the company. … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Claims Victory in Konami Suit
A damages trial in the Konami Digital Entertainment v. Upper Deck case was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but after a jury was sworn in and opening statements given, the long-running dispute came to an abrupt end when the two companies settled privately for an undisclosed award. Last month, United States District Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank ruled that Upper Deck counterfeited … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Settles With Konami
Topps fired back at Upper Deck Thursday, accusing their rival of "lame excuses" for withdrawing its offer to purchase the company. … [Read more...] about Topps vs Upper Deck: Who’s Telling the Truth?
The catfight that was Upper Deck's bid for Topps may be over but Wall Street isn't happy and one group of shareholders is still fighting the merger with Michael Eisner's group. … [Read more...] about Topps Says UD Bid Was “A Sham”: So What’s Next?