- ""It's okay, I really just wanted to play." I'll remember that as long as I live. This simple statement from a guy who I thought was just feeling a little sick and had to quit early."
- ―Gregg Keefer regarding Shawn Valdez
Gregg Keefer was Gold 4 in Decipher, Inc.'s Gold Squadron. He ran the Star Wars Customizable Card Game tournaments where Shawn Valdez played before the latter died from leukemia. Keefer started the Shawn Valdez Memorial tournament shortly afterward, in honor of Valdez's life.
- NewsFlash Feature: Shawn Valdez Tournament Weekend. Decipher. decipher.com (2016-02-27). Retrieved on October 20, 2008.