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The San Jose Sharks will host the Los Angeles Kings at Levi Stadium this Saturday night for the latest Stadium Series game in the NHL®. Before that, Upper Deck would like to invite fans to celebrate the game of hockey on National Hockey Card Day at Stevens Creek Sports Cards! Upper Deck staff will be on-site to host another Silver Celebration Party as we continue to celebrate 25 year of Upper Deck licensed NHL® and NHLPA trading cards.

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It’s our birthday, but you get the prizes! Don’t miss the Silver Celebration party at Stevens Creek this weekend!

Fans are encouraged to attend as there will be FREE pack wars and a raffle based on purchases where you could score insert cards, autograph cards, sealed product, signed memorabilia and two tickets to the NHL® Stadium Series Game!

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Score two free tickets to the 2015 NHL Stadium Series Game this weekend at Stevens Creek Sports Cards!

The event will take place Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the location below:

Stevens Creek Sports Cards
3220 Stevens Creek Boulevard
San Jose, CA
(408)243-1120
Store Manager: Kevin KJ944cards@aol.com

We look forward to having a memorable day with fans to thank them for 25 amazing years of collecting the best! Don’t miss it!

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Many youngsters dream of growing up to be a professional sports star, but for 99.999% of us, our dreams do not come true. There are options however to still be around the sports you love and one of those is to open up a trading card shop.

This year Upper Deck asked trading card shop owners to put together a business plan for how they would make National Hockey Card Day a memorable event in their store (as if free NHL® packs to customers were not enough) to share the hobby with as many potential collectors as possible and we were very impressed with the responses we received. For their efforts they earned some awesome promotional items to share with their fans!

Check out twenty of our favorite unique activities some of our Certified Diamond Dealers have planned for this annual celebration of hockey card love coming February 14, 2015 in Canada and February 21, 2015 in the U.S.A. This is your one chance of the year to get a FREE NHL® pack courtesy of Upper Deck and our partner shops!

  • Grow the Hobby: For every non-customer/collector you bring in you will score a raffle ticket for a grand prize item and the non-customers will get two free National Hockey Card Day packs.
  • Rise & Shine: The first 5 customers to arrive will receive 20% off select Upper Deck Hockey products.
  • Get in the Spirit: Fans wearing team gear will get an extra NHCD pack and raffle ticket for a cool prize.
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Show some love for the home team and SCORE!

  • Spelling Bee: Shop will run a spelling contest throughout the day for hockey player names to win prizes.
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“Man, how do you spell Gaudreau???”

  • Embracing the Future: Shop will give away prize bags to kids under 13 to encourage them to become collectors.
  • Pack Bingo: One shop created custom bingo cards with slots for actual Upper Deck cards. Cards pulled from packs can be used to fill in those spots. Spot examples are player names and inserts like a 2-color-jersey card, regular memorabilia card, Young Guns Rookie, Canvas card, Autograph card, etc. The first customers to pull all those cards in a row wins!
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Four Young Guns in a row! BINGO!!!

  • Spin & Win: Spend $20 in Upper Deck Hockey purchases and spin the prize wheel to win UD packs!
  • Balloon Pop: For every $25 you spend in Upper Deck Hockey cards you can pop a balloon in the shop. Inside the balloon is a prize. There are several high-end prizes up for grabs and over 100 balloons!
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Pick a winner and “POP!”

  • Kids Art Contest: Kids draw their own trading cards on decoys and submit them for prizes on National Hockey Card Day. Every kid gets two NHCD packs for participating and can earn more prizes!
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Kids love drawing their own trading cards using blank decoys.

  • Focus on Family: Have promotions and giveaways catered to entire families that visit. Families that collect together, stay together!
  • Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Promotion (in Canada) where every girl who comes in will get a Hershey’s Kiss and one will receive a bouquet of flowers.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: Shop will put together hand written letters thanking their best customers for their support and include some goodies selected just for them. The only way they could potentially get them however is if they walk in the door on National Hockey Card Day. They are selecting 25 customers randomly to receive these goodies in appreciation of UD’s 25th Anniversary of NHL® cards.
  • Collector Show & Tell: Seasoned collectors bring in their best cards to share the fun of collecting with new fans. Different collectors show at different times of the day and the schedule is shared through the shop.
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One collector shows off two of his Sidney Crosby autograph patch rookie cards from The Cup valued AT LEAST $20,000 each.

  • Free Appraisals: An expert staff member will be on site to provide appraisals on your hockey cards and the best way to sell, trade or donate them.
  • Bid & Win: Bid board event run on National Hockey Card Day with only Upper Deck Hockey cards!

  • Raffles and Drawings: A variety of these will be held throughout the day for hockey tickets, gear, collectibles and more every hour!
  • Getting the Word Out: Promote the event in person at local arenas, schools, churches, Boy Scout groups, sports bars and more!
  • Meet Your Heroes: Shops are bringing in autograph signers for the event from local teams!
  • Pack Wars: Stores will run free pack war events throughout the day with awesome prizes for fans.
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Pack Wars are an easy and fun way to get fans to interact with trading cards by offering rewards for pulling cards with key content on them (tallest player, player with the most career goals, etc.).

  • Case Breaks: Shops will run specials on case purchases and have breaks throughout the day where collectors can get in for low prices.

With all these activities, you’ll want to make sure you are checking in with all the different participating shops in your area. Find a full list of participating National Hockey Card Day shops here! And if you don’t have a shop near you, remember to check out our participating Authorized Internet Retailers!

If you are an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer taking place in National Hockey Card Day, share some of the promotions you will be running in the comment section below!

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To celebrate 25 years of licensed NHL® and NHLPA hockey cards, Upper Deck is hitting the road to personally thank the shops and customers who have kept the company going strong for all these years. After running three Silver Celebration parties in the United States and Canada, Upper Deck is heading east to visit two shops in Ohio for a special evening with their collectors.

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On Tuesday, January 20, Upper Deck will visit All-Pro Sportscards in Cuyahoga Falls from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and then on Wednesday, January 21, Upper Deck will visit TCI Sports Fan in Dayton from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. There will be complimentary refreshments and an incredible raffle based on Upper Deck purchases from that evening where fans can score Upper Deck apparel, sealed product, insert cards, items from the NHL® and a very limited-edition LeBron James signed poster! These will be evenings you won’t want to miss!

Here are all the details:

Silver Celebration Party at All-Pro Sportscards

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Tuesday, January 20 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
492 Graham Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
(330)922-4642
Email: allprosportscards@gmail.com

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Silver Celebration Party at TCI Sports Fan

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Wednesday, January 21 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
3962 Linden Avenue
Dayton, OH 45432
(937)254-8551
Email: tcisportsfan@aol.com

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Don’t miss an event 25 years in the making!

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This November Upper Deck released 2014-15 NHL® Upper Deck Series One which marked the 25th consecutive release of the product officially licensed by the NHL® and NHLPA. There is a variety of exciting content in the product including buyback cards from the original set, some of which are autographed!

Here at Upper Deck we believe it is important to get out and personally say, “THANK YOU” to the collectors and shops who have helped us enjoy so much success over the last 25 years. Therefore we will be hosting 25 parties during this season to do just that at hobby shops throughout the United States and Canada.

The first Silver Celebration party took take place in Ottawa, Ontario at Gambreakers Sports Cards on Saturday, December 27. We hosted a raffle based on new Upper Deck purchases for all sorts of goodies like apparel, memorabilia cards, autograph cards, signed pucks and the grand prize which is a 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase signed helmet from over 20 NHL® Draft Picks!

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Fans packed in Gamebreakers in order to score some goodies from Upper Deck!

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It was a busy day and hockey collectors were thrilled to see Upper Deck in the shop.

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Shop owner Hans was thrilled with the turnout!

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All the winners were so excited with the collectibles they scored!

Upper Deck will hosted two other Silver Celebration parties in the Maryland area around the 2015 NHL® Winter Classic where we gave away a pair of tickets to the game! These were held on December 30, 2014 and fans who attended loved the giveaways Upper Deck provided these two shops!

Baseball Card Outlet
Website: www.bbcoutlet.com

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Upper Deck arrives on site to provide tickets to the 2015 NHL Winter Classic for the Baseball Card Outlet to giveaway to their fans!

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The guys at Baseball Card Outlet were excited about the tickets and memorabilia they could offer their customers from Upper Deck!

Dugout Zone
Website: http://www.dugoutzone.com/

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The Dugout Zone was another local shop who got some great items from Upper Deck.

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Owner Rick Hubata was thrilled with the items and wasted no time getting to word out on the event to his customers!

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The event was a big success with dozens of collectors fired up about the giveaways!

Look for more Silver Celebration events in the future at locations throughout the United States and Canada!

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Most people often dream of playing professional sports, but for the 99.99% of us who never make the pros, the next best thing is working in the sports industry. One of the ways sports fans can scratch that itch is by opening up a sports collectibles store and Upper Deck is excited to see new shops opening throughout the United States and Canada. To celebrate some of the newly opened shops over the last year, Upper Deck is partnering up with our Authorized Distributors to offer free prize support for these shops to run events around Small Business Saturday.

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Many brave shoppers will wait in huge lines at large retailers on Black Friday hunting for great deals, but on Saturday Upper Deck encourages you to think small. Everyone has a sports fan on their holiday gift list so make sure to get out on Saturday, November 29 and give some support to those smaller local sports collectible shops in your area.

As we previously mentioned, Upper Deck is sending the shops below some really cool prize support like t-shirts, knit caps, autograph trading cards and autograph memorabilia to run events around Small Business Saturday. If you are in an area where one of these new shops are located, pay them a visit on Small Business Saturday to win some great prizes and help support a small business owner during the holidays. Don’t miss Upper Deck’s Small Business Saturday; it’s going to be HUGE!

U.S.A.
The Armchair Adventurer
1287 Kalani Street #105
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808)843-1250

TDK&J’s Place
530 Moorpark Avenue Suite 180
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805)657-4381

Columbia Sports LLC.
11713 NE 99th Street #1030
Vancouver, WA 98682
(888)983-2627

Subspace Comics
3333 184th Street SW #G
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425)744-2767

TnB Sports Cards
13503 North 31st Place
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602)595-5075

Arizona Trading Cards & Collectibles
3404 North 24th Street #A
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602)224-1334

Man Cave Sports
338 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520)623-7117

University Sports Cards
4250 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520)777-4300

Comics Plus Inc.
348 West Saint George Boulevard
Saint George, UT 84770
(443)673-3229

Copperhead Sports LLC.
199 North Texas Street
Emory, TX 75440
(903)473-2332

Sportscards Plus LLC.
26722 I-45 North
Spring, TX 77386
(281)296-0155

Dungeons & Dugouts
439 Prairieview Drive #A
Gillette, WY 82716
(307)689-6674

Outland Comics LLC.
2095 East 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(208)529-5717

Pine Tar Sports Cards
621 Mock Avenue
Blue Springs, MO 64014
(816)728-8409

Rochester Sportscards
407 South Main Street
Rochester, MI 48307
(248)923-2424

Champion Cards & Games
9061 Miller Road Suite 7
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
(810)630-6088

Hockey Cards Plus LLC
101 East John Street
Newberry, MI 49868
(906)322-8427

Lucky Larry’s Sports
2476 Brodhead Road
Alquippa, PA 15001
(814)282-1008

Omaha Sports Cards
4857 South 137th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402)614-9702

Canada
Joe Joe’s Collectables
28 Broadway Avenue
Wawa, ON P0S 1Ko
(705)856-4444

Primo’s Collectibles
Garden City Shopping Center
2305 McPhillips Street #310
Winnipeg, MB R2V 3E1
(204)417-8697

OT Sports Card
1505 West 66 Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 2R8
(604)559-5511

Heroes N’Legends
2 King Street West Unit #10
Hamilton, ON L8P 1A1
(905)906-0220

Out of the Box
2194 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 9J5
(613)695-6682

Andy’s Sports Cards & Collectibles
10093 Hidden Valley Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2A 5Z7
(403)474-2907

Triple Play Sports Cards
1318 Esquimalt Road
Victoria, BC V9A 3P6
(250)384-3311

Hobbybox Collectibles
338 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3M9
(604)779-1414

Small businesses are there for you. On November 29, will you be there for them?

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