Picture Perfect: Upper Deck Asks Fans to Select Photo for Connor McDavid's First-Ever Young Guns Rookie Card!

Fans will get to pick their favorite shot from McDavid's first NHL(R) game against the St. Louis Blues!

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Upper Deck, the exclusive provider of NHL® and NHLPA licensed hockey cards, today announced a promotion that will allow fans to have a hand in choosing one of the most highly anticipated cards in the company's flagship hockey brand. For the first time in history, fans can vote on the image that will be used on an Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card for one of the most highly touted prospects of all time, Connor McDavid.

The first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft™ made his long awaited league debut last night with the Edmonton Oilers as media and fans from around the world watched in anticipation. Photographers had to work extra hard to keep up with the 18-year-old who impressed the crowd with his incredible agility and speed. Upper Deck was able to capture some of those great action shots, one of which will be selected for Connor's first-ever NHL® rookie card.

Upper Deck is inviting fans to give their input on which one of those photos should be used for his Young Guns rookie card through a special online promotion. Fans can view images from that game at http://upperdeckstore.com/collectconnor and cast a vote for their favorite image through Sunday, October 11, 2015. Upper Deck will reveal the winning image and post a sneak preview of the new Connor McDavid Young Guns rookie card on Thursday, October 22.

"We are excited to be able to bring fans into the creative process and give them the opportunity to make the final decision on such a significant card in the upcoming release of 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series One," said Chris Carlin, Sr. Marketing & Social Media Manager at Upper Deck. "We are also encouraging fans to use the hashtag #CollectConnor to share their votes and comments on their favorite image."

Fans can look forward to collecting their first licensed rookie card of Connor McDavid, along with dozens of other future stars, when 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One Hockey hits shelves in early November. Collectors will also want to keep an eye out for Connor McDavid autograph cards, which are available exclusively in Upper Deck hockey products. For information on how to cast your vote and where to purchase Upper Deck hockey cards, visit www.UpperDeckStore.com.

About Upper Deck

Upper Deck, 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 revolutionized the sports trading card experience with anti-counterfeit holograms, high quality card stock and stunning photography in its inaugural 1989 baseball set, and since then its mission has been to capture the excitement of the game and deliver it to fans of all ages. Today, Upper Deck is home to the world's greatest athletes, including Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Connor McDavid.

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