So, after coming back to the hobby after a 2 year break I've been noticing something more and more when it comes to purchasing hobby boxes. Upper Deck has disappeared from football products!!!
I know UD lost its licensing with the NFL so it has switched to showing players in their collegiate uniforms which I think is neat, but after reviewing last year's UD products and looking at the release calendar for this year, can anyone tell me why UD has basically given up?
With Panini becoming redemption central, and Topps mainly focusing on RCs and not really current or retired players, it's become harder to find a product to purchase. SpX is now gone and been dissolved into SP Authentic it's mainly a two product company with only Authentic and hopefully still Exquisite.
I am thoroughly annoyed at this, I love the DONRUSS products, but the 50/50 chance of getting a redemption in most products is off-putting(Espically since they got rid of Classics for that garbage Timeless Trash) and Topps products are kinda blah, since you only get Rookie hits in most of them its way more hit and miss than UD or Panini(Jordan Todman )
To sum this up, I'm not trying to rant but disappointed UD hasn't taken advantage of Panini messing up what was once the best brand of football card in my opinion and deciding to retreat and focus on the other sports.