Brendan Shanahan Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Brendan Shanahan

Date of Birth: 1/23/1969
Rookie Card Year: 1988-89
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Brendan Shanahan hockey cards and autographed memorabilia flew under the radar for much of his career. Despite being the second overall pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils and performing admirably his rookie year, Shanahan suffered from the high expectations placed upon him. Prior to being drafted, Shanahan enjoyed a stellar career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. He has two pre-rookie cards from team issued sets, 1985-86 London Knights #9 and 1986-86 London Knights #6.

Brendan Shanahan continued to develop into a great two-way player and finally became deserving of household-name status after joining the Detroit Red Wings where he was part of three, Stanley Cup winning teams. As a result of being an integral part of the team's success, he is beloved by the Hockeytown fan base. His autographed memorabilia remains in high demand and secondary market values reflect this.

Brendan Shanahan has two rookie cards, both released for the 1988-89 season. One was released by Topps and the other is a Canadian version produced by O-Pee-Chee.

Brendan Shanahan Rookie Card Checklist

1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Brendan Shanahan RC #122

1988-89 OPC Brendan Shanahan RC

The 1988-89 OPC set is notorious for its rough cut borders. As a result, high-grade versions are difficult to locate and when they do become available, they can sell for several hundred dollars. The OPC card features a bilingual back in both French and English.

1988-89 Topps Brendan Shanahan RC #122

1988-89 Topps Brendan Shanahan RC

The card is identical to the OPC version except for the company logo and the lack of a bilingual back. Like most Topps hockey sets, it's not worth as much as the O-Pee-Chee card. So if you're not picky, this represents a solid bargain.

Top eBay Listings

1999-00 Be A Player Millennium Signature BAP SP Autograph Brendan Shanahan
$24.95

2000-01 Titanium Draft Day Edition Patches 41 Brendan Shanahan (2CLR) #046 117
$27.99

1988-89 OPC BRENDAN SHANAHAN #122 ROOKIE NMRT+ (REF 5547)
$17.95

1995-96 Finest Refractors #39 Brendan Shanahan UPPER DECK #19 SKYBOX 7 OF 10
$9.99

1999 Upper Deck Retro Generation, Insert #G5B, Mario Lemieux, L-2843
$5.95

1999 Upper Deck MVP Hands of Gold, Insert #H1, Wayne Gretzky, L-2844
$5.95

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Essence of the Game, Insert #E4, L-2845
$5.95

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Essence of the Game, Insert #E7, L-2846
$7.95

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Essence of the Game, Insert #E8, L-2847
$5.95

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Great Moments, Insert #GM9, W. Gretzky L-2848
$14.95

1997-98 PINNACLE MINT SILVER TEAM BRENDAN SHANAHAN * Detroit Red Wings LW
$5.99

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends All Century Team Insert #AC2 G. Howe L-2849
$9.95

2005-06 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics #AFBS Brendan Shanahan
$12.00

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends All Century Team Insert #AC8 M. Richard L-2850
$7.95

2002-03 BAP All Star Edition NHL All Star Game #86 Brendan Shanahan Jersey SP 10
$80.00

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends All Century Team Insert #AC12 T. Sawchuk L-2852
$5.95
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Autograph Guide

Brendan Shanahan Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Brendan Shanahan'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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Brendan Shanahan Cut Signature Exemplar:

Brendan Shanahan Signature Example

Brendan Shanahan Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Brendan Shanahan signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature consists of three primary characters; the initials "B", "S" and the numeral 14.
  2. The letter "B" forms what looks like the combination of a question mark and oval.
  3. The "S" continues off the "B" with a small closed loop at the top, a swoop down and to the right and coming back around to create a large closed and circular loop.
  4. A character that resembles a "w" or written "u-l" combination separates the numeral which is often included with an underline.

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Top eBay Listings

1994 FLEER - #191 BRENDAN SHANAHAN AUTO SIGNED - PSA DNA
$38.00

Brendan Shanahan Signed New York Rangers Hockey Puck PSA DNA Autographed 1B
$124.98

Brendan Shanahan Autographed Signed 1989 Topps Card #147 PSA DNA #83469040
$29.00

Brendan Shanahan Signed Detroit Red Wings Hockey Puck Autographed PSA DNA 1B
$124.98

Brendan Shanahan Autographed Signed 1988 Topps Rookie Card PSA DNA #83468984
$69.00

Brendan Shanahan Signed St.Louis Blues 8x10 JSA COA #E59244
$59.99

Brendan Shanahan Signed St.Louis Blues 8x10 JSA COA #E59245
$59.99

Brendan Shanahan Hand Signed 8x10 Photo Detroit Red Wings JSA #H41995
$84.99

Brendan Shanahan Signed 8x10 Photo Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup JSA #H41996
$94.99

Brendan Shanahan Signed Logo Puck PSA DNA Detroit Red Wings Autographed Auto
$99.99

Brendan Shanahan Signed Logo Puck PSA DNA Canada Autographed Auto
$99.99

Brendan Shanahan Signed Logo Puck PSA DNA Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Auto
$99.99

Steiner Sports Brendan Shanahan Signed Red Wings 02' Stanley Cup Team 8x10 Photo
$35.00

Steiner Chris Drury Brendan Shanahan Dual Signed Celebration 16x20 Photo
$129.99

BRENDAN SHANAHAN JSA COA CERTIFIED 8x10 AUTO SIGNED AUTHENTIC RED WING HOF - A20
$39.99

BRENDAN SHANAHAN Signed NEW YORK RANGERS 8x10 PHOTO - JSA #H75600
$85.00
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