Brian Leetch Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Brian Leetch

Date of Birth: 3/3/1968
Rookie Card Year: 1989-90
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

As one of the best NHL defensemen of all-time, Brian Leetch cards and autographed memorabilia hold a special place in the hearts of collectors. His career spanned 18-years, most of which were spent with the New York Rangers. He helped guide the team to their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason MVP.

Leetch has two rookie cards: 1989-90 O-Pee-Chee and 1989-90 Topps Hockey. Both are readily available and shouldn't cost more than a few dollars ungraded.

While it's not a traditional rookie card, the 1988-89 Panini Hockey Stickers set has Leetch a full year before his first NHL card. This sticker is tough to find as a single and does often sell for a little more than either the Topps or O-Pee-Chee rookies.

1988-89 Panini Stickers Brian Leetch

Brian Leetch's first certified autograph card was produced by Be A Player in 1994-95. It has a print run of 600 copies. Issued the year after the New York Rangers Stanley Cup victory, it is highly desired by collectors.

1997-98 Upper Deck Hockey has his first game-used memorabilia card. It is part of the Game Jerseys insert set.

As one of the greatest New York Rangers of all-time, demand for Leetch's autographed memorabilia is always strong. Leetch had an exclusive autograph deal with Steiner Sports for several years. As a result, many of his signed items come with a Steiner certificate of authenticity.

Brian Leetch Rookie Card Checklist

1989-90 O-Pee-Chee Brian Leetch RC #136

1989-90 OPC Brian Leetch RC

As was custom for the time period, the only noticeable differences between this card and the Topps version below are the logo and bilingual back. It is written in English and French.

1989-90 Topps Brian Leetch RC #136

1989-90 Topps Brian Leetch RC

While the O-Pee-Chee card typically sells for more money, some collectors actually prefer the Topps version. This is because the Topps set, for once, a little tougher to find than its Canadian cousin. That said, both are extremely reasonably priced, even top-end professionally graded versions.

Top eBay Listings

BRIAN LEETCH 2012-13 LIMITED TROPHY WINNERS AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP 99
$29.99

BRIAN LEETCH JERSEY 2012-13 ITG FOREVER RIVALS
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2001-02 TOPPS HERITAGE BRIAN LEETCH , RANGERS !! BOX 7
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1994-95 Donruss Dominators #2 Brian Leetch Ray Bourque Scott Stevens - NM-MT
$7.50

1994-95 Parkhurst Gold #151 Brian Leetch - NM-MT
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2001-02 BaP Memorabilla ASE-22 Leetch Brian all star emblem NHL logo shield 1 1
$249.00

2005-06 (BRUINS) SP Authentic Limited #9 Brian Leetch 100
$13.65

2005-06 (BRUINS) Fleer Hot Prospects Red Hot #8 Brian Leetch 100
$9.10

1997-98 Donruss Elite Status #40 Brian Leetch 100
$13.65

1997-98 (HKY) Pacific Dynagon Red #80 Brian Leetch
$10.92

1997-98 Black Diamond Quadruple Diamond #33 Brian Leetch 50
$22.75

1997-98 Donruss Press Proofs Gold #230 Brian Leetch 500
$10.92

1997-98 (RANGERS) Donruss Line 2 Line #3 Brian Leetch B 1750
$7.10

1997-98 (HKY) Donruss Priority Stamps Gold #22 Brian Leetch
$7.28

1998-99 (RANGERS) Bowman's Best Refractors #25 Brian Leetch
$13.65

ITG Enshrined Classmates Jersey (Black) Brian Leetch & Luc Robitaille 19
$49.99
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Autograph Guide

Brian Leetch Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Brian Leetch'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Brian Leetch Cut Signature Exemplar:

Brian Leetch Signature Example

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

Brian Leetch Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is written in cursive with a unique and fluid writing style.
  2. The "B" resembles a number "3" as it has no vertical line connecting the humps.
  3. The remaining letters of the first name are indiscernible as they all look the same.
  4. The "L" in the last name is written in a manner that the bottom loop forms what looks like a "9." The top loop forms a long hook shape.
  5. The other letters of the last name are not legible by letter.
  6. The letter "t" is written so that it actually looks like a cursive "b" that has been crossed.
  7. The "h" is over-sized and consists of a vertical line on an angle and a connecting horizontally line that extends to the right.

Brian Leetch Signed Puck Pricing:

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Brian Leetch Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Brian Leetch Signed Stick Pricing:

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Brian Leetch Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

Brian Leetch Mark Messier Dual Signed Team Huddle Signed 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$409.99

Mark Messier Brian Leetch Dual Signed Rangers 8x10 NHL Photo Steiner Sports coa
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BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED NEW YORK RANGERS VINTAGE CCM 1994 CUP JERSEY STEINER COA
$449.99

1989 90 Topps #136 Brian Leetch PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Signed *4652
$39.00

Brian Leetch Signed Retirement "Banner Night" 16x20 Story Photo Steiner COA
$999.99

Brian Leetch Signed Conn Smythe "1st American" 16x20 Story Photo Steiner COA
$999.99

Brian Leetch Signed New York Rangers Logo Puck Inscribed "94 Cup" - Steiner
$149.99

BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED NEW YORK RANGERS 1994 STANLEY CUP JERSEY PSA DNA COA S88648
$449.99

MARK MESSIER BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED PHOTO COA STEINER SPORTS MEMORABILIA
$149.99

BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED INSCRIBED 1994 STANLEY CUP PUCK "94 CONN SMYTHE" STEINER COA
$189.00

Brian Leetch Hand Signed AUTO New York Rangers Hat limited ed 100 Steiner COA
$149.99

Brian Leetch NY Rangers Signed 'Retirement Night Banner 8x10 Photo - Steiner
$99.99

Brian Leetch Signed In Air 8x10 Photo Autographed - Steiner
$119.99

Brian Leetch NY Rangers Signed 'Conn Smythe Trophy' Vertical 8x10 - Steiner
$119.99

Brian Leetch NY Rangers Signed 'Conn Smythe Trophy' Vertical 16x20 - Steiner
$149.99

Brian Leetch NY Rangers Signed 'Celebration w Graves & Messier 16x20 - Steiner
$129.99
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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