05/04/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/04/2021 09:09
New Portfolio of Products Gives Hockey Fans Access to Never-Before-Seen Authentic Signed Memorabilia Featuring the Young Superstar
CARLSBAD, Ca. (May 04, 2021) - Exclusive Upper Deck spokesman Quinton Byfield made history back in October by becoming the highest-drafted black player in NHL® history. Byfield continues to make history with his NHL® debut for the Los Angeles Kings®.
Quinton spent the beginning of the 2020-21 season with the Ontario Reign®, the team's Los Angeles' AHL® affiliate. With the Reign this season, Byfield played in 30 games and managed to score eight goals while collecting 20 points. Now, the young star will have his opportunity to shine on the big stage.
Coinciding with his call-up, Upper Deck, the premier global sports and entertainment collectibles company, released new autographed memorabilia for Byfield.
'We are proud to have Quinton as an exclusive spokesman,' said Gabriel Garcia, Director of Upper Deck Authenticated. 'He's already made NHL® history and we look forward to being a part of his journey as he continues to break barriers. We couldn't be more excited to offer his fans a collection of new and authentic memorabilia.'
An autographed L.A. Kings acrylic puck will be one of the first Los Angeles Kings products to launch as part of Byfield's new portfolio. The puck features the Kings' logo along with Byfield's signature and jersey number, 55. The puck will be one of the first of many Quinton Byfield autographed memorabilia items available for fans to purchase.
The portfolio also includes an exclusive signed piece featuring both Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield titled 'Dual Attack' that showcases their skills in homage to Canada. Byfield's home country will be well represented in 'The Great White North', a printed piece that incorporates the iconic Canadian flag as the backdrop against the Ontario native sporting his Team Canada uniform in the foreground. His signature is inscribed with the number '19' on the print; the number Byfield wore while winning the gold medal during the 2020 World Junior Championships.
To commemorate the event, autographed and authenticated Team Canada® jerseys are now available from Upper Deck. Red and black variations of the jersey can be found on UpperDeckStore.com and each iteration includes an inscription acknowledging the major triumph.
To honor Byfield's accomplishments as the 2019 CHL® Rookie of the Year, a '2019 ROY' inscribed print, limited to just 19 pieces, will also be included as part of the new collection. Fans looking for Sudbury Wolves jerseys will also be happy to find autographed versions of Byfield's recognizable blue and white OHL jerseys.
Fans can view the entire Quinton Byfield portfolio at www.upperdeckstore.com.
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The Upper Deck Company, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is a worldwide sports and entertainment company built on the pillars of quality craftsmanship, authenticity, and innovation with a dedication to creating products that turn memorable moments into collectibles. Upper Deck is home to the world's greatest athletes Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Connor McDavid, Patrick Roy, Ben Simmons, Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield.
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