Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 7.0
The value of Corey Crawford cards and autographed memorabilia are slowly starting to earn their rightful place for a goalie of his caliber. Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2003 with the 52nd pick, he was slowly groomed for the starting position that he eventually took over in 2010-11. Crawford helped lead the Blackhawks to their 2013 Stanley Cup Championship.
In addition, Crawford has several pre-rookie cards including several team-issued cards from his playing time in the QMJHL with the Moncton Wildcats. One of his most popular early cards is from 2004-05 In The Game Heroes & Prospects.
Crawford's first certified autograph card can be found in 2005-06 In The Game Heroes & Prospects, a minor league autograph. In the Game also made his first memorabilia cards in 2005-06. Crawford's first NHL autograph was issued in 2010-11 Panini Dominion Hockey. 2010-11 Zenith and Dominion were the first sets to include memorabilia cards of the goalie.
Corey Crawford's autographed memorabilia has seen a steady increase in demand since winning the Stanley Cup in 2013. Fans and collectors of the Blackhawks had been hesitant to invest in a goalie who the organization was slow to give the starting spot. With that now behind him, the sky's the limit for the prices of his autographed memorabilia.
Top Corey Crawford Rookie Cards
SP Authentic's Future Watch subset is very popular with hockey collectors. Crawford's card is no different. It is serial numbered to 1,999 total copies.
The limited nature of the triple and quad diamond versions provide a nice chase element to the Black Diamond base set. Despite not being serial numbered the three diamonds on the front of the card indicate it is more rare than cards with just one or two.
The Ice brand is immensely popular with many collectors. In this day and age, a card serial numbered to nearly 3,000, is hardly considered rare. However, the quantity produced is more an attempt to meet collector demand than it is to create a short-printed rookie card. What sets Ice Rookie Premieres apart is the fact that they're printed on acetate, giving them a look and feel.
2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection has the rarest Corey Crawford rookie card. It's numbered to 599 copies.
Corey Crawford Rookie Card Checklist
- 2005-06 Hot Prospects #116 #/1999
- 2005-06 Parkhurst #618
- 2005-06 SP Authentic #257 #/1999
- 2005-06 SP Game Used #201 #/999
- 2005-06 SPx #252 #/999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Artifacts #262 #/750
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Black Diamond #225 Triple Diamond
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice #260 #/2999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Class #120 #/1999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy Corey Crawford RC #238 #/999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #185 #/599
Key Pre-Rookie Cards
05 06 Corey Crawford Parkhurst Facsimile Rookie #89 100
COREY CRAWFORD 05 06 AUTHENTIC ROOKIE CARD 1999 SP
COREY CRAWFORD 04 05 AUTHENTIC PRE-ROOKIE UPDATE CARD 10 SP
COREY CRAWFORD 05 06 AUTHENTIC ROOKIE CARD 999 SP
Corey Crawford Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Corey Crawford 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. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
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Corey Crawford Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Corey Crawford signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- It is very quickly written and brief and often written on a right-leaning angle.
- The signature consists of two over-sized "C"s.
- The next character is a vertical line.
- A character resembling a lower-case cursive "l" follows.
- Another, smaller "l" at the end of a short vertical line is the next character.
- He often signs his name with his jersey number "50."
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