November 23, 2009
Upper Deck with the stranglehold
Upper Deck just announced on its Facebook page (at least that's where I read it) that they signed New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada to an exclusive deal for memorabilia and autograph cards.
In the last week, UD signed Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, already adding them to the stable of stars, including Derek Jeter.
Even though UD does not have an MLB license for next year, they are signing some of the biggest Yankees stars, which is a big deal. These four guys are the core for the current Yankees fans. They watched them (at least three of the four) win five World Series Championships.
Even middle-of-the-road guys like Pettitte and Posada aren't cheap when their cards come out.
UD isn't taking the no-license thingy lying down and I like it.
C'mon Upper Deck! Show MLB the huge mistake it made and how despite not having an MLB license, you're still going to create great cards.
I like Upper Deck. I like Topps.
But, what I really like is competition.
This is getting good.