Upper Deck released a statement on Monday calling the allegation in Konami’s complaint in the Vintage case that Upper Deck was the source of allegedly counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! rare cards distributed by Vintage Sports Cards (see “Upper Deck Source of Counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards?”) “absurd.”  Citing its efforts to combat counterfeiting in the past, Upper Deck said, “To think that Upper Deck would be involved in YGO counterfeit activity is therefore not only absurd, it simply does not make sense.” 


The statement also accused Konami of “unfair and backstabbing tactics” in its efforts toward “removing Upper Deck from the Yu-Gi-Oh! business.”