Upper Deck Removes Vick Cards, Memorabilia

Vick footballUpper 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 company’s line of “Breaking Through” pieces from the company’s online store. His card will be pulled beginning with the Ultimate Collection Football set.

“Of 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,” Kerri Stockholm, Upper Deck’s director of marketing, said in a statement. “We believe collectors will agree and support this decision as being the best course of action for our football business.”

Source: MSNBC

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6 Responses to “Upper Deck Removes Vick Cards, Memorabilia”

  1. Lynne says:

    I’m glad to see this.

  2. catmom5 says:

    I’m hoping that this continues as people share their outrage at fighting dogs. Good for the companies who are pulling these products, even if the REAL bottom line is profits.

  3. Cathy says:

    I just want to give a big thank you to the companies doing this.

  4. 3FURS says:

    THANK YOU to all the companies who are doing the right thing. They will profit from their decision. Vick will never play in the NFL again. This should serve as a wake up call to anyone else, involved in sports, that people demand morals in all sports. Children try to imitate their favourite players. What an example do they give?? Anyone even accused of wrongdoing, should be suspended, until their name is cleared. If the evidence is overwhelming, then they should be removed from the team. That’s the only way, anyone should support any team. Sports officials, wake up, realize that sports is not only about money. Players, do you value your career ????????

  5. Jenny Bark says:

    Thank you to all the companies too. I agree with everything said so far, especially 3Furs.

  6. Lynn says:

    Three big cheers to Upper Deck and all the companies that are doing the right thing.

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