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Autographed Valentine's Day Sweater Sale on Feb. 6

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
Thanks to the generosity of fans, the Sharks Foundation raised over $12,000 during the first half of this month’s Valentine’s Day Sweater Sale at Saturday’s game vs. Chicago.
The opening bid for each sweater was $200, but in the end, the average winning bid ranged from $700-900. The highest bid of the afternoon was $2,800 for the sweater worn by Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy Winner Jonathan Cheechoo.
The second and final night of the Valentine’s Day Sweater Sale will be during Tuesday’s game vs. Anaheim. The sale is a Blind Auction format at the Sharks Foundation booth, located just outside Section 124 on the Concourse Level. Those fans interested in the sweaters must be present to bid. No phone, fax or email bids will be allowed. Sharks Foundation representatives and our regular volunteers from UPS will be on hand to answer questions.
Steve Bernier #26 (autographed but not worn)
Rob Davison #5
Marcel Goc #11
Mike Grier #25
Kyle McLaren #4 (autographed but not worn)
Doug Murray #3
Patrick Rissmiller #34
Mark Smith #16
Vesa Toskala #35
These sweaters are a one-time only run, never to be produced again. The festive red sweaters are regulation practice cut and, unless otherwise noted, were worn and autographed during the morning skate session at HP Pavilion prior to the home game on Jan. 30 vs. Dallas. The back features the respective player’s name, as well as their number inside a special heart logo.
The auction runs from the opening of HP Pavilion doors (6:15 p.m. on Feb. 6) through the end of the First Intermission. The format is as follows:
  • Fans must complete an entry form for their desired sweater, stating the amount they will pay, without seeing any of the other bids.

  • Each sweater has its own color-coded set of entry forms and box. Fans MUST submit the correct form into the corresponding box for their bid to be considered.
  • Only forms completed in their entirety and placed in the correct box will be eligible for the auction.
  • The individual who stated the highest bid for each sweater will be deemed the winner.
  • Each set of entry forms are sequentially numbered. In the event of a tie, the bidder with the lowest form number (thus the earlier bid) will be deemed the winner.
  • Winners will be posted at The Sharks Foundation Booth at the start of the Second Intermission. They may immediately pay with check, credit card or exact cash in order to take the item home that night. If a winner does not claim their sweater by the end of the Second Intermission, they will be contacted the following day.  
  • Net proceeds will benefit The Sharks Foundation’s 2006-07 Beneficiaries. For more information on Sharks Foundation events and a list of current beneficiaries, please visit
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