Upper Deck has removed all Michael Vick autographed memorabilia from its online store and will remove his trading card from NFL sets that are scheduled to be released in October.
The company’s announcement came a day after Nike suspended its contract with Vick and Reebok stopped sales of Vick’s jersey. Another trading card company, Donruss, has decided to pull Vick’s card from all of their new packs.
Upper Deck will be removing autographed Vick footballs, helmets, jerseys and the companyâ€™s line of â€œBreaking Throughâ€ pieces from the company’s online store. His card will be pulled beginning with the Ultimate Collection Football set.
â€œOf course we appreciate the fact that Mr. Vick is innocent until proven guilty, but the allegations alone have resulted in an outpouring of very strong emotion within our organization and among the collecting community,â€ Kerri Stockholm, Upper Deckâ€™s director of marketing, said in a statement. â€œWe believe collectors will agree and support this decision as being the best course of action for our football business.â€