May 13, 1993 |
An Orange County Superior Court jury on Wednesday unanimously agreed with two local attorneys who have long insisted that they own a 3% share in Upper Deck Co., the fast-growing baseball-card company. The 12-member Santa Ana jury deliberated for more than a day before determining that Upper Deck executives gave the 3% share to attorney Andrew Passante Jr. in 1988. Passante subsequently agreed to split the 3% stake with Andrew J. Prendiville, said Vincent J. Bartolotta Jr.
August 9, 2007 |
Topps Co., the maker of baseball cards and Bazooka bubble gum, questioned how serious Upper Deck Co.'s interest in buying the company was after it failed to review a draft merger agreement based on its $425-million offer. Upper Deck didn't respond to attempts to complete the accord after weeks of talks and the expiration of an antitrust waiting period, Topps said in a letter to lawyers for Carlsbad, Calif.-based Upper Deck.
December 4, 1990 |
The Upper Deck trading card company, which is based in Yorba Linda, has signed a five-year contract to sponsor the series of baseball old-timers' games formerly sponsored by the Equitable. As part of the agreement, Upper Deck will donate a minimum of $260,000 to the Baseball Assistance Team, an organization that helps former major and minor league baseball personnel who are in financial need. Upper Deck has grown from a staff of seven people two years ago to 450 employees in four buildings.
August 23, 2007 |
Shares of baseball card company Topps Co. fell 7% on Wednesday after hostile suitor Upper Deck Co. dropped its $417-million bid, leaving Topps with a $378-million offer from a buyout group and a firm led by former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner. Topps said it planned to "hold Upper Deck accountable for all damages suffered by Topps and our stockholders, as a result of Upper Deck's actions." In May, Upper Deck disclosed its unsolicited offer of $10.
June 26, 2007 |
Upper Deck Co., a closely held maker of baseball cards, launched a tender offer Monday to buy shares of rival Topps Co. for $10.75 each. The offer, which expires July 24, values Topps at about $425 million, Upper Deck said. Topps has agreed to be acquired by a group led by former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner for $9.75 a share.