Nathan MacKinnon Rookie Card Guide

Nathan MacKinnon Rookie Card Guide

Nathan MacKinnon started his NHL career with lots of promise and fanfare. Following a tremendous junior career, he was taken first overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013 draft. While there already were plenty of Nathan MacKinnon cards to chase at that point, his first NHL cards had to wait a little bit. Having cracked Colorado's opening night roster, the floodgate for Nathan MacKinnon rookie cards has opened.

While he didn't make Panini and Upper Deck's first sets of the year, collectors still have lots to choose from. Whether you're into autographs and memorabilia or you just want a (relatively) cheap card for your collection, they're all available. He is part of a loaded double-rookie crop that includes players who debuted this year and the shortened 2012-13 season.

Get a detailed look at all the Nathan MacKinnon rookie cards below. We've included his base cards and not inserts as these aren't considered to be official rookie cards.

Nathan MacKinnon Rookie Card Guide

The following is an ongoing list of Nathan MacKinnon rookie cards. We'll add to it throughout the year to cover new releases.

Click on the card name or image to shop for singles on eBay.

2013-14 Fleer Showcase Nathan MacKinnon RC #207 Autographed Patch #/175

With both an autograph and a patch swatch, there are some high-end elements on display here. However, MacKinnon's wild signature does not lend itself well to stickers as it often gets cut off on the edges.

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2013-14 Panini Crown Royale Nathan MacKinnon RC #181 Autographed Memorabilia #/99

Silhouettes have become some of the most distinct cards in the hobby. Mixing an on-card signature, large jersey swatch (usually a patch or multi-color swatch) and a small print run of 99 copies, it's a pricey and tough-to-find card.

2013 14 Panini Crown Royale Nathan MacKinnon RC 213x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Dominion Nathan MacKinnon RC #201 Autographed Patch #/99

With features normally reserved for a late release, this card has both an on-card autograph and a patch from a player-worn jersey. It's not a game-used piece of memorabilia, though. Numbered to 99, this high-end card is one of the top Nathan MacKinnon rookies.

2013 14 Panini Dominion Nathan MacKinnon RC 212x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Playbook Nathan MacKinnon RC #137 Autographed Dual-Memorabilia Book Card #/199

This card has no shortage of things going on. It's most distinct attribute is its format as a book card. Limited to 199 copies, there's an autograph and player-worn jersey strip on one side. The other side has a die-cut player image, a black and white portrait and a second jersey swatch.

2013 14 Panini Playbook Nathan MacKinnon RC Image

2013-14 Panini Titanium Nathan MacKinnon RC #233 #/29

The 2013-14 Panini Titanium Nathan MacKinnon rookie card is all about scarcity. Official rookie cards from the set are limited to the player's jersey number. That means MacKinnon's is numbered to just 29. Titanium does have more plentiful parallels and inserts that some collectors might have to settle for instead.

2013 14 Panini Titanium Nathan MacKinnon RC 212x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Totally Certified Nathan MacKinnon RC #229

Looking for something wild? Totally Certified takes no prisoners when it comes to bold designs. The basic version of the Nathan MacKinnon rookie doesn't have any enhancements beyond its look. As a result, it's relatively affordable. It's not the easiest card to find, though, as boxes don't have a lot of base cards. There's also and autographed jersey version that's more popular but also much more expensive.

2012 13 Panini Totally Certified Nathan MacKinnon RC 212x300 Image

2013-14 Select Nathan MacKinnon RC #301 Autograph #/399

2013-14 Select Hockey is the first set to have an autographed Nathan MacKinnon rookie card. Numbered to 399, it's done on chromium stock. The sticker used for the signature is a bit of a detraction, but this could prove to be a solid value over the long-term.

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2013-14 SP Game-Used Nathan MacKinnon RC #152 #/29

Like Panini Titanium, this card is limited to 29 copies, matching his jersey number. Needless to say, it commands big prices on the secondary market despite being an otherwise plain card.

2013 14 SP Game Used Nathan MacKinnon RC 213x300 Image

2013-14 SPx Nathan MacKinnon RC #208 Autographed Dual-Memorabilia #/249

The big draw here is the combination of an autograph and a pair of jersey swatches. The signature is on a sticker, which should keep the price down a little, especially once more high-end sets release towards season's end. That said, SPx is one of the sport's more respected brands so it should hold up well over the long-term.

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2013-14 Upper Deck Nathan MacKinnon RC #238

Despite no serial numbers or even much of a premium feel, the 2013-14 Upper Deck Nathan MacKinnon is one of his most widely coveted cards. The Young Guns name has a massive hobby following, drawing in collectors who don't normally do much hockey.

2013 14 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Nathan MacKinnon 214x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond Nathan MacKinnon RC #229

Black Diamond's etched foil look is distinct. The tiered structure is also somewhat unique in that they're not serial numbered either. Like Upper Deck, player collectors and set builders compete for copies, giving it added crossover appeal.

2013 14 Upper Deck Black Diamond Nathan MacKinnon RC 212x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck Ice Nathan MacKinnon RC #123 #/99

Included in 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond bonus packs, this acetate card is limited to just 99 copies. Rarity alone will keep prices fairly high, although the brand has a solid following as well.

2013 14 Upper Deck Ice Nathan MacKinnon RC 211x300 Image

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2013-14 panini prime Nathan MacKinnon rookie auto jersey 199
$225.00
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NATHAN MacKINNON - 13 14 PANINI PRIME SHOWCASE PATCHES #13 20 SUPER RARE
$129.99
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NATHAN MACKINNON 13 14 UD YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE RC * COLORADO AVALANCHE
$79.99
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Nathan Mackinnon - 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Metal Universe Serial BGS Graded 9.5
$79.99
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2013 14 SP Authentic NATHAN MACKINNON Future Watch Rookie Auto Autograph 999
$147.50
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2013-14 National Treasures Century Materials Jersey Nathan MacKinnon 8 99
$12.50
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NATHAN MACKINNON 2013-14 NATIONAL TREASURES NHL DRAFT PLAQUE AUTO #2 10.. RARE!!
$312.79
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NATHAN MacKINNON 13-14 Panini Prime DIE CUT LETTERS JERSEY 089 100
$5.74
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NATHAN MACKINNON POP 1 BGS 9.5 13-14 TOTALLY CERTIFIED PLATINUM RED AUTO RC 50
$102.50
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NATHAN MACKINNON BGS 9 MINT 13-14 UD ULTIMATE COLLECTION SIGNATURES AUTO RC TUFF
$67.76
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2013-14 National Treasures * NATHAN MACKINNON ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$66.00
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2013-14 National Treasures * NATHAN MACKINNON ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH AUTO 99
$99.00
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2013-14 National Treasures NHL ROOKIE GEAR Nathan MacKinnon Auto RC 8 75
$200.00
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2013-14 PANINI ROOKIE ANTHOLOGY PRINTING PLATE #1 1 NATHAN MacKINNON ++
$12.50
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NATHAN MACKINNON 2013 14 UPPER DECK #238 YOUNG GUNS RC ROOKIE SP PSA 9 MINT $200
$53.01
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2013-14 Nathan Mackinnon RC AUTO 199 2 COLOR JERSEY Playbook Booklet AUTOGRAPH
$245.00
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  1. Is the MacKinnon young guns more rare with or without the pink shoulder?

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