Richard P. McWilliam
October 20, 1953 – January 5, 2013
Richard McWilliam was the chairman and co-founder of Upper Deck Company, a successful and award-winning Carlsbad-based collectibles business that specializes in trading cards for MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL & MLS.
McWilliam founded Upper Deck in 1989 and served as its chief executive officer until his death. The company is best known for its creativity with baseball cards, including those that had pieces of game-worn jerseys, bats swung during games, holographs and other features.
McWilliam is survived by his wife and three children. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Rady's Childrens Hospital Foundation in San Diego.