Sam Tageson, the Inspirational Hockey Player for the San Jose Sharks, Will Receive an Upper Deck Rookie Card!


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!


Hockey fans everywhere fell in love with Sam Tageson and his inspirational story when the San Jose Sharks signed him to a one-day deal. Now Sam will have his very own Upper Deck rookie card to remember the experience by!

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

(408) 243-1120


Move over Tomas Hertl, there’s another hot rookie for the Sharks this year and his name is Sam Tageson!

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!

Categories : Hockey


Lawrence Banman
May 16th, 2014 at 7:23 am

Good on ya Upper Deck


Were all proud of you Sammy!

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