Top 25 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Cards Of All-Time

Top 25 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Cards Of All-Time

In an odd way, we have King James to thank for the rise of Upper Deck's The Cup Hockey brand. If not for the success of 2003-04 Exquisite Collection Basketball, The Cup Hockey probably would have never come to be - especially when you factor in the impact of the 2004-05 NHL Strike. The NHL may have been coming off a strike, but in Sidney Crosby, they had hockey's equivalent to LeBron James. Suffice to say, things more than worked out.

Here's a look at the 25 best Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Cards of all-time:

  1. 05-06 Sidney Crosby Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($10,000)
  2. 05-06 A.Ovechkin Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($4,500)
  3. 06-07 Evgeni Malkin Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($2,500)
  4. 07-08 Jonathan Toews Auto Jersey /99 RC ($1,000)
  5. 08-09 Steven Stamkos Auto Jersey RC/99 ($1,000)
  6. 07-08 Patrick Kane Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($1,000)
  7. 06-07 Anze Kopitar Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($600)
  8. 08-09 Drew Doughty Auto Jersey RC/99 ($350)
  9. 06-07 Jordan Staal Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($600)
  10. 07-08 Nicklas Backstrom Auto Jersey #/99 RC (500)
  11. 05-06 Zach Parise Auto Jersey RC ($350)
  12. 05-06 Dion Phaneuf Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($1,000)
  13. 06-07 Paul Stastny Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($600)
  14. 07-08 Sam Gagner Auto Jersey #/99 RC ($400)
  15. 05-06 Henrik Lundqvist Auto Jersey RC ($500)
  16. 05-06 Thomas Vanek Auto Jersey RC ($350)
  17. 05-06 Mike Richards Auto Jersey RC ($350)
  18. 07-08 Carey Price Auto Jersey /99 RC ($1,600)
  19. 05-06 Ryan Getzlaf Auto Jersey RC ($300)
  20. 07-08 Bobby Ryan Auto Jersey RC ($120)
  21. 07-08 Erik Johnson Auto Jersey RC ($100)
  22. 07-08 Jaroslav Halak Auto Jersey RC ($200)
  23. 07-08 Tuukka Rask Auto Jersey RC ($200)
  24. 08-09 Luke Schenn Auto Jersey /99 RC ($400)
  25. 08-09 Claude Giroux Auto Jersey RC ($100)

Best Card: 05-06 Crosby Auto Jersey /99 RC ($10,000)
Underrated Card: 08-09 Drew Doughty Auto /99 RC ($350)
Overrated Card: 07-08 Carey Price Auto Jersey /99 RC ($1,600)
Best Year: 2005-06
Worst Year: 2008-09
Best Looking: 2005-06
Worst Looking: 2007-08
Sleeper Card: 07-08 Bobby Ryan Auto Jersey RC ($120)

Top eBay Listings




2011-12 The Cup #148 Yann Sauve JSY AU RC Auto Patch 035 249 - NM-MT
$18.50

2012-13 Upper Deck The Cup #118 Matt Donovan PATCH AUTO ROOKIE RC 129 249
$10.50

11 12 The Cup Carl Klingberg Rookie RC Auto 3 COLOR WING Patch 249 Winnipeg
$19.99

11 12 The Cup Lennart Petrell AUTO 3 COLOR PATCH ROOKIE RC 249 Oilers
$9.99

11 12 The Cup Tim Erixon AUTO 3 COLOR PATCH ROOKIE RC 249 Blue Jackets
$9.99

09 10 The Cup RYAN O REILLY Rookie RC Auto 3 COLOR LOGO Patch 249 Avalanche HOT
$59.99

11 12 The Cup Raphael Diaz Rookie RC Auto 3 COLOR LOGO Patch 249 Canadiens
$14.99

11 12 The Cup Roman Wick Rookie RC Auto Gold SICK SENATOR EYE Patch 43
$12.27



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Brett Lewis

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User Comments

  1. What do you think of the 09-10 the Cup Enshrinements auto’s numbered to /50? I recently bought a John Tavares and an Evander Kane auto, each was less than half of the most recent Beckett high price.

  2. Um………. the top two are correct ! But that’s about where this lists accuracy ends !!!! Like not even close lol

  3. mike ยป That’s a very old post. Here’s a more recent one, but even it could probably use some revisiting: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/10-best-upper-deck-the-cup-rookie-cards

  4. yea thats better but i wouldnt have malkin ahead of toews or tavares ! and i think nuge would come in ahead of price , eberle , hall and seguin !

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