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A look back at the launch of the San Jose Sharks…

NHL Hockey San Jose

After years of holding onto a cache of unusual San Jose Sharks memorabilia, I decided to finally organize it into a blog. While the site will also run news items from the Sharks, its primary purpose it to share with Sharks fans – and to a degree, sports marketing aficionados, a treasure trove of unique items from the launch of the San Jose’s first major sports franchise. Here’s a sneak preview…                   …

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October 1989 – NHL Hockey San Jose’s 1st Newsletter

NHL Hockey San Jose's First Newsletter

“San Jose is a very very good candidate for expansion.” – Bruce McNall, Owner, Los Angeles Kings

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One early uniform idea?

NHL Hockey San Jose

Were the Teal and Black ever in danger of appearing like playful dolphins? If you look at this early NHL Hockey San Jose T-Shirt, yes.                                         Supporters of NHL Hockey San Jose were given this shirt as part of their membership package. I’m not entirely sure who designed it or why they used Miami Dolphins style colors, but it probably wasn’t …

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On the first day…

“A major announcement regarding the future of professional hockey in the Bay Area.”

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Searching for…

A scan of a season seat style ticket stub from the Sharks first game ever, up in Vancouver. This game was one night later, and I have a TicketMaster game stub from both. Let me know what you come up with!

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A look back at the launch of the San Jose Sharks

While living in the Bay Area in the late 80′s – mid 90′s, I worked for a local newspaper and had a front row seat to the launch of the NHL’s newest franchise. Along the way, I collected a number of items relating to the organization’s birth; from the grass roots beginnings of NHL San Jose to their new arena’s opening. Over time, I will release images as means of creating a marketing timeline, more or less in the order …

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