Less than two months ago, the San Jose Sharks changed a young man’s life for the better when they signed Sam Tageson to a one-day deal with the team. Sam is a passionate San Jose Sharks fan who could never pursue his dream of playing professional hockey because of a serious heart disorder so when he found out he had this opportunity, he was thrilled. His day with the team was incredibly memorable and if you haven’t seen the video of it, you’ve got to check this out:
And here’s what it looked like from Sam’s perspective:
A NHL® rookie isn’t really an actual rookie until he has an Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie card however. When Upper Deck heard about Sam’s story, we moved quickly to create one of these special Young Guns Rookie cards for him. We will unveil the card to Sam Tageson at a special event taking place on Sunday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. PST at Stevens Creek Sports Cards in San Jose. Sam will be autographing copies of his Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie card at the event and accepting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Sharks Foundation who helped make his dream come true. Upper Deck will also be contributing a variety of exciting memorabilia, limited-edition trading cards and promotional items for a special giveaway with fans that day. Don’t miss it!
Watch as Sam Tageson’s Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie card is revealed LIVE on Sunday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m., get Sam’s autograph and score some cool Upper Deck collectibles just by visiting this location:
Stevens Creek Sports Cards
3220 Stevens Creek Blvd. – Suite D
San Jose, CA 95117
While Sam’s day was incredibly memorable, we are happy to create a collectible that will help sports fans remember Sam’s story. An extremely limited number of these cards will also be inserted into 2014-15 NHL® MVP late this summer. More details to come!