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Old 04-18-2010, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Message From Union Says Upper Deck Owes Players
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

The union said it was working with Upper Deck to ensure that the players would be paid. The union strongly advised players not to return to Upper Deck any autographs they had signed for the company or to enter into any new agreements with the company until the payments were made.

The e-mail message was from Evan Kaplan, the union’s director for trading cards and collectibles, and was sent to all player agents. A person who received the e-mail provided a copy of it to The New York Times on the condition that the person not be identified.

A spokesman for the union declined to comment. A spokesman for Upper Deck did not respond to an e-mail message.

About a month ago, Upper Deck settled a lawsuit by agreeing to pay Major League Baseball Properties a “substantial” but undisclosed amount for issuing three sets of cards since last year without a license. It also agreed to pay baseball $2.4 million to settle previous debts.

In the lawsuit filed in January, M.L.B. Properties accused Upper Deck of trademark infringement and asked that it be restrained from using teams’ uniforms, helmets and cap logos.

Last summer, baseball chose Topps as its exclusive licensee, leaving Upper Deck without a license for the first time since 1989.

Union Says Upper Deck Falls Behind on Payments to Major League Players - NYTimes.com
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Cant say Im surprised. Baseball bailed on UD so they are doing the same. Shame they never get the redemptions done for any other products.
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Can't blame Upper Deck for refusing to pay for autographs they will never be able to use.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't blame Upper Deck for refusing to pay for autographs they will never be able to use.
Upper deck hasn't been paying for autographs even when they were using them.
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If you remember Topps didnt either at the end of the NBA license. They screwed D Rose among others.
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I think this photo represents Upper Deck's current state quite well...

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if you have a redemption with them tell them to trade for something they have....this is going the same way as scoreboard did with signature rookies!!! waited a year for my obama letter and then it came numbered over 200(thanks UD)- now waiting for a damn bug card-i asked them why it is taking so long as they aren't waiting for there autographs are they! ridiculous
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I told them 5 months ago I wanted a replacement.. Still dont have it
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if you have a redemption with them tell them to trade for something they have....this is going the same way as scoreboard did with signature rookies!!! waited a year for my obama letter and then it came numbered over 200(thanks UD)- now waiting for a damn bug card-i asked them why it is taking so long as they aren't waiting for there autographs are they! ridiculous
I asked for a replacement for a 10 dollar card 5 months ago and I still haven't gotten that?
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Their problem with not paying athletes is NOT just limited to baseball.
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Their problem with not paying athletes is NOT just limited to baseball.
And it's not just limited to sports.
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