Blowout Cards Forums
New Categories

Go Back   Blowout Cards Forums > GENERAL INFORMATION AREA > News & Announcements

News & Announcements Case Deals! and General Info about the Hobby

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2009, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Administrator
 
blowoutcards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 8,626
Default Upper Deck Responds to NBA's Trading Card Licensee Announcement

Upper Deck Responds to NBA's Trading Card Licensee Announcement


North Las Vegas, NV (January 27, 2009) While Upper Deck is disappointed with the NBA's decision to grant exclusive trading card rights to a new licensee, they are reinforcing their commitment to producing the highest quality, most innovative and value-rich basketball products.

"Our focus remains on delivering great products to the loyal collectors and consumers who have passionately supported Upper Deck basketball products. We are confident the remaining 2008-09 NBA sets will be some of the best our industry has ever seen," said Upper Deck's VP of Sports Bernd Becker.

Upper Deck was granted a license to produce NBA trading cards in 1991 and shortly thereafter became the dominant market share leader in the category. They currently hold exclusive, multi-year autograph contracts with Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.

Specific plans for the remaining 2008-2009 Upper Deck basketball brands will be announced in the coming weeks.
blowoutcards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Elm Street
Posts: 1,642
Default

Would it be safe to say the basketball card industry will be pretty much dead while panini hold the contract without Kobe, Lebron, and MJ? Also could this mean UD may increase the quality trying to deplete some of their inventory?
thebear29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Moderator
 
iluvfish2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 22,497
Send a message via AIM to iluvfish2 Send a message via Yahoo to iluvfish2
Default

Those are the current rumors. As for Panini..who knows. IF they're able to buy up Donruss or contract them to do the development it may not be that bad. Just a different name.
__________________
Blowouts Resident Wade Boggs Super Collector
iluvfish2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 517
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebear29 View Post
Would it be safe to say the basketball card industry will be pretty much dead while panini hold the contract without Kobe, Lebron, and MJ? Also could this mean UD may increase the quality trying to deplete some of their inventory?
That's what I said when I heard about the panini deal. Just like how Donruss did with 2005 Absolute update, I'd watch for Upper Deck to do with Exquisite and Black.
Drew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 11:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
Tim
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,047
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew View Post
That's what I said when I heard about the panini deal. Just like how Donruss did with 2005 Absolute update, I'd watch for Upper Deck to do with Exquisite and Black.
Donruss was supposed to load their last three BB products in 2005 and it was all garbage.
Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Copyright 2013, Blowout Cards Inc.