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Players Union Email Sheds Light on Upper Deck’s Financial Hardships by Tracy Hackler
April 17, 2010, 12:21 pm
Filed under: Beckett Media, MLB, Upper Deck | Tags: , ,

A story posted Friday on The New York Times website details an email sent from the MLBPA’s Evan Kaplan to all player agents regarding Upper Deck’s current financial difficulties and its inability to pay many players.

According to the Times’ story, in the email, sent Friday, Kaplan said the union is working with Upper Deck to ensure all players get paid; until they do, however, the union strongly encourages players not to return any outstanding autographs  or enter into any new agreements.

The story would appear to be another in a series of heavy blows delivered to Upper Deck in recent months that has included a stinging settlement in the MLB Properties suit and its failure to come to terms with the NFL Properties on an agreement for 2010.

Stay tuned to beckett.com for updates to this story.

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3 Comments so far
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Bankruptcy is right around the corner and only the collectors will get screwed.

Comment by John Bateman

Play Upper Deck off, Keyboard Cat!

Comment by Chris Harris

Such a sad story, R.I.P. Upper Deck (that 1989 set will ALWAYS remain one of the greatest sets ever made)

Comment by Benny T.




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