Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are unlicensed/Broder, ACEO, or reprinted cards allowed to be listed?

    Cards of this nature may be added in limited scope.

    For unlicensed*/Broder** cards, the following criteria must be met:

    • The cards cannot feature any current players as they would presumably be under current player association contracts for use of likeness.
    • The year of release must be known.
    • A complete checklist must be known.
    • The set must be placed into the "Unlicensed" category.
    • The set should have "(Unlicensed)" placed into the set's name.

    For ACEO cards, the following criteria must be met:

    • The cards cannot feature any current players as they would presumably be under current player association contracts for use of likeness.
    • The year of release must be known.
    • A complete checklist must be known.
    • Sets featuring players, celebrities, and other popular subjects must be produced by a registered company and added to the site organically by collectors (not by individuals of the company seeking to advertise or promote their product).

    For reprinted cards, the following criteria must be met:

    • The set must be produced by a registered company and added to the site organically by collectors (not by individuals of the company seeking to advertise or promote their product).
    • The cards should have visual indication that they are reprints, unless the cards were produced by the original company.

    *Please note that "unlicensed" does NOT refer to releases whereby the manufacturer only has the player's association license, but no league license and is therefore unable to show team logos. Those are definitely allowed.

    **The term "Broder" originated with unlicensed cards produced by Ed Broder and later his son, Rob Broder, and is now commonly a blanket term used to refer to unlicensed cards.

 

  

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