NHLPA and NHL Agree to Long-Term Exclusive Trading Card License Extensions with Upper Deck; NFT Products Planned
The National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have announced that each have agreed to long-term extensions of their licenses with The Upper Deck Company to be the exclusive licensed manufacturer of physical trading cards.
Upper Deck, which has maintained NHL and NHLPA trading card licenses since the 1990-91 season, is unveiling “the latest extension of e-Pack’s worldwide success with a new patent-pending NFT platform, Evolution™. Evolution is expected to launch this Winter and will allow fans around the globe to collect and trade never-before-seen licensed NFTs. The NHL- and NHLPA-licensed trading card NFTs are expected to be available on the Evolution platform in the future. Upper Deck’s expanded online ecosystem will include a vibrant secondary market and promises to become a go-to destination for new and experienced collectors alike.”