On Saturday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin drove up to Laurel, Maryland, for an exclusive autograph signing sponsored by Fanatics. Ovechkin signed countless pucks, photos, and jerseys for Caps fans who traveled to Sports Card Heroes. One fan also had a creative request, which Ovechkin happily obliged.
Mike Zupan, a long-time Capitals fan and US Army veteran, was never quite interested in getting a tattoo during his childhood. But in his adult years, he reconsidered when he daydreamed about a potential Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship run. That, to him, and many other fans in this area, would be worth celebrating. In June, the Capitals finally achieved that franchise first and Mike decided to get two tattoos to forever remember the 2017-18 season: a Stanley Cup with the Capitals logo and Alex Ovechkin’s autograph underneath.
Every tattoo is unique. And for anyone who has gotten one, no matter if the design is large or small, detailed, or abstract, has a special story.
Mike’s story is especially captivating as he had Ovechkin literally sign his arm. He writes about the backstory and his experience below.