Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Knew It. It Had to Happen Sooner or Later...

Thanks to both the Night Owl and A Cardboard Problem for posting about it first...

It was inevitable. I don't know what the outcome is going to be or how far Topps can get with this, but here is the article straight from MSNBC:

Topps sues Upper Deck over design of cards.

I can see where Topps wouldn't have a case regarding UD's use of the 1975 design:

But take a look at what they had coming up for their series 2 product:

And then, the straw that eventually broke the camel's back:

Yeah, they're not using the 1971 Topps design...not at all. At least they're not using the UD Vintage design from a few years back.

So what do you think??? I know many of you left comments about this before, but has your stance changed since? Do you think Topps has something here? Or will they be laughed out of the courtroom?


JayBee Anama


TDLindgren said...

I don't know much about law, but the 1977 and 1971 designs are blatant rip-offs to me and in my opinion Topps would have a case for a law suit.

Anonymous said...

The UD Vintage 1971 set of a few years ago was a nice homage to that old Topps set, but it never really looked like the actual 1971 design. Whereas this looks like a dead on copy of the 71 set. We have always seen people recreate old Topps cards for fun for articles or what ever, but recreating them to sell in packs violates Topps rights to create the 1971 Heritage set in 2020……..?!?GOGOSOX60