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Old 11-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Topps loses NFL license

Say goodbye to Chrome, holy crap.


Breaking News: Topps Loses Players Inc License The Beckett Blog
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Losing Finest, Bowman Chrome, Topps Chrome, Magic, Mayo...Nooooooooooooooooooo!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow....that SUCKS! Not a very smart move either those products do well most of the time. Very disappointed as I am a huge Topps Chrome fan!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Forgot that means goodbye to eTopps Football too. Ouch...
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow....that SUCKS! Not a very smart move either those products do well most of the time. Very disappointed as I am a huge Topps Chrome fan!
I think Topps has better products overall than UD. Man, with all the people "boycotting" UD, looks like Panini has huge expectations to live up to now.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Topps>UD....well thats a GIVEN because UD just plain=sucks all the time. Panini isn't what Donruss used to be but they are leaps and bounds ahead of UD still...
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sucks for you football guys but for us baseball guys it is awesome! they will be focusing a lot of the attention on very high end and very low end affordable products for every collector! SORRY GUYS!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Guys,

All this means is these companies can't produce these types of cards with the NFL logo and perhaps team names on them. I would bet Topps still produces football cards of some type, (just like UD will produce baseball cards), and eventually licensing won't mean very much.

The writing's on the wall and getting clearer every day.
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All this means is these companies can't produce these types of cards with the NFL logo and perhaps team names on them. I would bet Topps still produces football cards of some type, (just like UD will produce baseball cards), and eventually licensing won't mean very much.

The writing's on the wall and getting clearer every day.
They lost the agreement with Players, Inc., which to me says the best they could do is manufactured patches of say for Ben Roethlisberger, a No. 7, in black and gold without his name which would be garbage. Not sure how it affects draft products.
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All this means is these companies can't produce these types of cards with the NFL logo and perhaps team names on them. I would bet Topps still produces football cards of some type, (just like UD will produce baseball cards), and eventually licensing won't mean very much.
No, Topps lost the Players Inc. license, so they can't use the players at all. So no unlicensed stuff. UD still has the MLBPA license, so they can do that.

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True. All it means is they can't picture the player and team/NFL logos on the cards...they'll just have to get creative..just not retarded like UD. Players inc?
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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no....not bowman chrome....nooooooooooooooooooooo this can't be true
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No way this affects the prices or value of this year's Topps products is there?
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Oh well, more non-liscensed stuff will be produced and eventually dumped like Donruss baseball products in 2008.
Surprised to see Topps take the fall but they've been surviving on tradition and name for some time now. They haven't put much effort in any release since Eisner took over and their customer service blows.

I still think one of the 3 majors will go under before the economy gets back on track.
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Time for Topps to dump all those worthless sticker autos....
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Time for Topps to dump all those worthless sticker autos....
Maybe expect a junk product similar to Topps Signature Basketball last year? With autos numbered to 10,000?
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No, Topps lost the Players Inc. license, so they can't use the players at all. So no unlicensed stuff. UD still has the MLBPA license, so they can do that.
Hmmm...Sportkings is not licensed by anyone, yet they do it and do it well.

They use incredible game-used patch pieces in many of their cards, and the cards state, "...not affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed, or licensed by or connected to Major League Baseball or Major League Baseball Players' Association"; "...National Hockey League or National Hockey Players' Association"; "...National Football League or National Football League Players' Association".
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I'm not disappointed. Yeah, hate to see that happen, but I really don't care. Not a fan of Topps.
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Topps Chrome is my favorite product of all time. I'm very upset that Topps would let something like this happen. However, business is business. Now it will be easier for me to complete every Topps Chrome set without having to keep up with the next year's release. I'm sad but happy at the same time.
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Hmmm...Sportkings is not licensed by anyone, yet they do it and do it well.

They use incredible game-used patch pieces in many of their cards, and the cards state, "...not affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed, or licensed by or connected to Major League Baseball or Major League Baseball Players' Association"; "...National Hockey League or National Hockey Players' Association"; "...National Football League or National Football League Players' Association".
I don't understand how they do it, but I assume you're referring to a card like this?
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Zacky, that card is @#$%$ Funny, nice example after all who needs licensing for the SHADOW GUY!!! OhOh dosen't that kind of look like Jerry West in a Football Unif., I see potential Lawsuit!
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It would depend on what the NFL players are legally allowed to do. By being in the NFLPA, pretty much all of them sign the group licensing agreement, which might restrict their abilities to sign individual deals with Topps to do anything with a potential unlicensed product until they retire.
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Noooo!!! Don't make us rely on Upper Deck to get real NFL cards. I for one think that unlicensed cards look terrible.

Please say it ain't so.

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Hmmm...Sportkings is not licensed by anyone, yet they do it and do it well.

They use incredible game-used patch pieces in many of their cards, and the cards state, "...not affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed, or licensed by or connected to Major League Baseball or Major League Baseball Players' Association"; "...National Hockey League or National Hockey Players' Association"; "...National Football League or National Football League Players' Association".
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The only good thing that can come out of this it means Topps has more time in the winter to secure autographs for the upcoming year's baseball products which means no 6 or 7 redemptions per case right? Right?
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