Though details are sketchy still, we’ve learned that Upper Deck has just had a significant company-wide layoff, affecting most divisions. This comes after the big showing at GTS ’08 just a couple weeks ago, where Upper Deck held a special luncheon to preview its World of Warcraft Miniatures Game and generally get retailers excited about the products to come. If anyone’s out there with details, post here and let us know how things are going. The staff of OgreCave.com wishes the best of luck to everyone affected by this layoff.
I can’t say that I’m terribly shocked. The collectible trading card market is in the toilet and has been for a few years now. Expect cuts probably in that division but it still certainly does stink for those affected.
I can confirm they happened as I got caught in the crosshairs. 🙂
The quick story is that sales are down and cuts had to be made. They were company-wide and affected around 50 people.
Wow. Okay, 50 people. Thanks for the information, Hyrum.
Best of luck to you. 🙂
Thanks! I really appreciate it. 🙂
Incorrect information. The actual number was 13.
Okay, so it may be 13 instead. And you are…?
I’ve since learned that 13 people at Upper Deck Entertainment were let go, but around 30 people were let go company wide, and 50 total positions were eliminated.
Hope that clears things up. 🙂