Originally Posted by Nicnac
Did any of you actually read about the lawsuit?
a select few licenses (NCAA, MLS) and a roster of exclusive athletes whose autographs can only be found in Upper Deck products such as Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Landon Donovan.
Specifically, Frontline contends that Upper Deck is in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act and Section 3 of the Clayton Act with its policy.
Part 2 of the Sherman act says: Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce ...
Every card company has exclusive athletes. Topps has exclusives with a lot of the old timers, Panini has exclusives with basketball players. If part of blowouts argument has to do with exclusives, they are basically throwing all card companies under the bus.