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
There is no question which Alexander Ovechkin card claims the top spot. His 2005-06 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.
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.
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."
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.
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Alexander Ovechkin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Alexander Ovechkin's authentic signature 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.
Signed Hockey Puck Pricing:
Average eBay Sales Price: $70
Lowest Amazon Price: $184.19
Signed Jersey Pricing
Average eBay Sales Price: $170
Lowest Amazon Price: $327.75
Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing
Average eBay Sales Price: $80
Lowest Amazon Price: $54.95