Maybe all the lawsuits will be a blessing from Upper Deck. Word has it that Upper Deck will release product this year with MLB logos, despite not having a license to do so. Good for them. I think that the people who hand out licenses for MLB logo rights are a little uptight.
Upper Deck is already facing a lawsuit for counterfeiting Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. The company faced legal action regarding the stealing of designs from Topps last year through O-Pee-Chee. At this rate, Upper Deck will be bankrupt due to all the litigation.
Why not partner up with another failing company (NBC) and produce a Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien card set?
Conan apparently won't be using any of the intellectual property rights to anything that ever appeared on the show. Maybe NBC can make a little money back to cover their Winter Olympic expenses. I've certainly heard of worse ideas for a card set.
As for the Masturbating Bear, he made a surprise appearance on last night's Tonight Show, after being spotted in the back row of the studio audience a few months ago. It was brief, but stupidly funny at the same time. The same could be said for a Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien card set. Somehow, I think Upper Deck would jump all over this opportunity.