A pair of outstanding rookie autographs from 2013-14 The Cup have apparently been intercepted before they were signed and are being sold by a third party, prompting Upper Deck to announce on Wednesday that it will be re-printing the cards with different images.
The cards are No. 138 of Brendan Gallagher (/249) and No. 190 of Sean Monahan (/99) and both images of the cards can be seen here.
“Recently we have seen unsigned and signed copies of the Brendan Gallagher card surface in the secondary market,” reads a statement from the company. “We recommend collectors do not purchase any of the signed or unsigned cards. The cards are Upper Deck property and we ask that if you come across one of the cards, that you contact our Fraud Investigations Team immediately at FIT@upperdeck.com.”
The full statement:
“Upper Deck has determined two shipments that included unsigned cards from 2013-14 NHL® The Cup have been taken and are being sold by an unauthorized third party. The cards in question were card #138 of Brendan Gallagher (#’d to 249) and card #190 of Sean Monahan (#’d to 99). Upper Deck is in the process of reprinting these cards and will be doing so utilizing different imagery than the originals so that fans will know the difference between the two copies. Attached are images of the lost cards that fans should know are uncompleted.
“Recently we have seen unsigned and signed copies of the Brendan Gallagher card surface in the secondary market. We recommend collectors DO NOT purchase any of the signed or unsigned cards. The cards are Upper Deck property and we ask that if you come across one of the cards, that you contact our Fraud Investigations Team immediately at FIT@upperdeck.com. If you purchase one of the signed cards, the signature cannot be authenticated because the signatures were not obtained by Upper Deck.
“We appreciate the patience of those who have registered redemptions for these cards. Given the additional time for fulfillment, should anyone wish to receive a replacement, you can request that by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working dutifully to get completed authentic cards out to those who registered them with Upper Deck as soon as possible.”