Who says the last week of January is boring?
Well we have all kinds of controversy and excitement in trading card land today.
Upper Deck is having a very bad week. They lost their license to produce NBA Basketball cards, since the NBA decided to grant Panini a monopoly.
This comes after news Monday that Konami is suing Upper Deck for allegedly distributing counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh game cards. (Upper Deck denies the charge.)
Major League Baseball is suing Donruss for unathorized use of trademarks in its 2008 baseball releases.
On the baseball front, the Mets pitching rotation still looks pretty weak — but that’s not stopping everyone from WFAN callers to Jerry Manuel from campaigning for a Manny signing.
Meanwhile, the Yankees managed to deal with their own rotation problems by finally re-signing Andy Pettitte. I hate getting sucked into the whole Mets vs. Yankees thing, but I can’t help feeling like the Yankees won this offseason.
I’m not sure how much I care about any of this, but I guess it makes for late-January entertainment.
Posted on January 27, 2009, in Baseball, Baseball Cards and tagged Andy Pettitte, Donruss, Jerry Manuel, Konami, lawsuits, Manny Ramirez, MLB, NBA, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Panini, trading cards, Upper Deck, Yu-Gi-Oh. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.