Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 7.5
Alexander Ovechkin is one of the best young talents in the NHL. He also represents one of the stronger investment opportunities for hockey fans. Along with Sidney Crosby, Ovechkin's popularity with collectors has been on the rise since he started his professional career with the Washington Capitals in 2005. His fiercely competitive nature may polarize fans, but there's no denying his drawing power in the hockey world. Alexander Ovechkin card collectors are among the most loyal in the hobby.The Russian gets a further boost thanks to his international appeal.
Although few will question his abilities, Ovechkin has been unable to transfer it to playoff success. This one fact holds him back from reaching the top-level of hockey collecting superstardom. Given that the Capitals have surrounded the goal-scorer with great talent, Ovechkin should one day raise the Stanley Cup. If that does happen, Ovechkin memorabilia and cards should see a tremendous rise, rewarding those who got in before the rush began.
Top Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Hockey Cards
Population reports current as of 10/13.
There is no question which Alexander Ovechkin card claims the top spot. His 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup rookie card has both an on-card autograph and premium jersey swatch. It's also numbered to 99. Whenever one of these elusive cards surfaces, high values follow.
2005-06 The Cup Alexander Ovechkin RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 77
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 15
Mint 9: 30
2005-06 The Cup Alexander Ovechkin RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 1
Gem Mint 10: 1
Mint 9: 0
Even though it has the highest print run of his autographed rookies, the 2005-06 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin card has strong appeal with collectors based on its on-card signature and longstanding Future Watch brand appeal.
2005-06 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 261
Pristine 10: 22
Gem Mint 9.5: 146
Mint 9: 80
2005-06 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 137
Gem Mint 10: 19
Mint 9: 12
This 2005-06 SPx autographed jersey card is only hindered its sticker autograph. This Alexander Ovechkin card has a very dynamic design and features a decent sized piece of jersey in the form of an "R."
2005-06 SPx Alexander Ovechkin RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 76
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 7
Mint 9: 43
2005-06 SPx Alexander Ovechkin RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 20
Gem Mint 10: 7
Mint 9: 7
The only non-autograph on the list, the 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice Alexander Ovechkin card has an extremely low print run of 99 numbered copies. The card is further enhanced by its acetate card stock and unique look.
2005-06 Upper Deck ICE Alexander Ovechkin RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 58
Pristine 10: 23
Gem Mint 9.5: 32
Mint 9: 3
2005-06 Upper Deck ICE Alexander Ovechkin RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 5
Gem Mint 10: 4
Mint 9: 1
Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2005-06 Hot Prospects #275 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2005-06 SP Authentic #190 Autograph #/999
- 2005-06 SPx #190 Autographed Jersey #/499
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice #103 #/99
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Update #275 Autograph #/199 with Ilya Kovalchuk
- 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup #179 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #92 Autograph #/299
Alexander Ovechkin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Alexander Ovechkin autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories. Ovechkin also has his own Certification; Ovi8 Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Alexander Ovechkin Cut Signature Exemplar:
Alexander Ovechkin Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Alexander Ovechkin signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- Only a couple of letters are distinguishable; "l" and "d" in Alexander
- The letter "l" is an over-sized, closed loop, coming off the start of the signature letter "a"
- The letter "d" consists of a broad pen stroke as the pen goes up and then down
- The remaining part of the signature resembles a capital letter "A" with a circling cross of the slanted lines which finishes with a downward pen stroke
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