Upper Deck’s autograph deal with Connor McDavid is being extended. Under the new agreement, the company “will continue to be the sole producer of authenticated collectibles, trading cards and memorabilia featuring McDavid’s image and autograph,” according to the company.
Upper Deck first signed McDavid when he was a 16-year-old playing junior hockey. He quickly became an NHL star after being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. McDavid scored 13 points in his first 11 games and the league’s youngest captain at 19 when he also earned MVP honors.
The exact length of the deal wasn’t disclosed. Upper Deck calls it a “long term” extension of their current deal.
The company sells a variety of autographed McDavid merchandise on its website, much of it tied to specific career moments and milestones.
“It’s an honor to include Connor McDavid as a member of the Upper Deck family, and we’re excited to continue our longstanding exclusivity for McDavid trading cards, collectibles, and memorabilia,” said Upper Deck President Jason Masherah. “Our team works diligently to bring unique and high quality McDavid merchandise to collectors so they can capture memorable moments of their favorite player and favorite sport.”
MeiGray has a game-worn equipment deal with McDavid and the company recently secured some game-worn items it will be offering to collectors during the season.
Among the first items are two pairs of skates, one from his first career hat trick in the 2016-17 season and another pair from that same season, worn in his first career playoff game and scored his first career playoff goal and point. Both are priced at $9,995.
The company is also offering multiple game-worn jerseys and other equipment. Some of it will be sold in upcoming auctions.