Eric Lindros Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Eric Lindros

Date of Birth: 2/28/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1990-91
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

At one point, Eric Lindros cards and memorabilia were the hottest in the sport. Playing for a franchise with a rabid fan base like the Philadelphia Flyers can have that effect on a players collectibles. This is especially true when one plays the game with the hard-hitting style in which Lindros did throughout his career.

Lindros had to initially overcome being labeled a prima donna after being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques with the first overall pick in the 1991 draft and then refusing to play for them. His career would be forever compared to that of Peter Forsberg, who was a key part of the trade that brought Lindros to Philadelphia. After scoring at a point-per-game pace his rookie year, the City of Brotherly Love quickly adopted Lindros as a franchise favorite.

As a highly touted NHL prospect, Lindros had minor league cards issued in 1989-90 and again the following year as part of the Oshawa Generals team set. Theses cards are very popular with collectors, particularly those in Canada. As a result, and somewhat surprisingly, they are often counterfeited. Lindros' official rookie cards are part of the 1990-91 Score Hockey set, which has American and Canadian versions.

Eric Lindros eventually became injury prone due to his physical style of play and suffered through many partial seasons during the latter stages of his career. Many people feel that despite being a Hart Trophy winner, he never really lived up to his full potential. A very public feud with Flyers management made him a bit of a pariah in later years, possibly causing Lindros to shy away from the public spotlight. His eventual return to hockey's good graces and fence mending with Flyers general manager, Bobby Clarke, has meant increased accessibility for collectors with regards to autographed memorabilia.

His tumultuous career limited the amount of autographed memorabilia in the market for sometime and supply seems to just now be catching up with demand. This means stable prices for his most popular items which include signed pucks and Flyers jerseys.

Eric Lindros Rookie Cards

 1990-91 Score Eric Lindros RC #440

1990 91 Score Eric Lindros RC 440 214x300 Image

Many great first-year players are part of the 1990-91 Score Hockey set. Few, if any, are bigger than Lindros. The card, fittingly, showcases an in-action photo of Lindros retrieving the puck from along the boards, a place he frequently found himself during his career. Lindros signed an exclusive deal with Score before he was drafted. He became a cornerstone for the brand and this card was extremely popular when it was first released. It isn't worth nearly as much as it once was, largely due to its massive availability.

 1990-91 Score Canadian Eric Lindros RC #440

1990 91 Score Canadian Eric Lindros RC 440 215x300 Image

While it is nearly identical to the American version, there are two differences. First is the color of the Score logo on the front. The Canadian version is red while the American version is blue. Secondly, the text on the back of the Canadian card is printed in English and French.

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FRAMED 8X10 PHOTO ERIC LINDROS JUNIOR HOCKEY CARD 1*OHL OSHAWA GENERALS*7 SKETCH
$7.99
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97-98 Team Pinnacle Wayne Gretzky Eric Lindros #5
$19.99
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Topps LOT OF 3 Bronze NHL Cards HIGHLAND MINT Eric Lindros WAYNE GRETZKY
$52.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck The Cup ERIC LINDROS Scripted Sticks Autograph Stick #20 35
$200.00
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1995-96 Fleer Ultra Ultra View ERIC LINDROS Card Number 7 of 10 NOT a hot pack
$7.30
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1996-97 Upper Deck ERIC LINDROS Lord Stanley's Heroes Hologram Short Print. Mint
$9.99
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1992 Pinnacle Eric Lindros Flyers 30-card Factory Set
$9.95
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92-93 Pinnacle TEAM PINNACLE Eric Lindros & Wayne Gretzky #5 BV 20.00
$8.00
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1991 Eric Lindros Mem Cup card # 119 $30 BV F1
$7.29
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1991-92 Hockey Draft Picks '91 Eric Lindros Cards Classic Limited Hobby Sets F1
$7.29
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12 13 SP GAME USED AUTHENTIC FABRICS ERIC LINDROS JERSEY
$5.00
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2013-14 Upper Deck Game Jerseys #GJLI Eric Lindros 2 Colors
$8.00
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ERIC LINDROS 13-14 ITG DECADES 1990s GAME-USED JERSEY BLACK 84
$5.99
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ERIC LINDROS 13-14 ITG DECADES 1990s TROPHY WINNERS GAME-USED JERSEY BLACK 80
$5.99
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MERRICK NHL CARD + MEDALLION WITH HOCKEY PLAYER ERIC LINDROS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
$5.47
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13 14 UD CANVAS RETIRED STARS C255 ERIC LINDROS SET BREAK! FREE COMBINED S
$9.50
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Key Cards

Key Eric Lindros Cards

1989-90 7th Inning Sketch OHL Eric Lindros #1

1989 90 7th Inning Sketch OHL 1 Eric Lindros 213x300 Image

This is Eric Lindros' first appearance on a trading card as a member of the Oshawa Generals. It is very prone to being counterfeited. To protect yourself, it is recommended that collectors only purchase copies that have been authenticated by PSA or BGS.

1993-94 Pinnacle Autographs Eric Lindros #AU2 #/3088

1993 94 Eric Lindros Pinnacle Auto 208x300 Image

With a stated printed run of 3,088 copies, this card is in no way rare or limited by today's standards. Even still, it is perhaps Lindros' most difficult autograph card to locate on the secondary market. The fact that this was his first officially licensed autograph is part of the reason why. Other reasons include the fact that it was issued via redemption and the actual print run has long been in doubt.

1996-97 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Eric Lindros #GJ8

1996 97 Upper Deck Game Jersey Eric Lindros 213x300 Image

The timing of Eric Lindros' first memorabilia card coincided with the advent of game-used materials being used in sports cards as a new innovation in the latter part of the 1990s. Highly coveted by collectors, this card commands a couple of hundred dollars on the rare occasion they make their way to the secondary market.

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2012-13 Upper Deck The Cup ERIC LINDROS Scripted Sticks Autograph Stick #20 35
$200.00
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2011 12 UD The Cup Eric Lindros Scripted Sticks Auto 35
$51.00
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02-03 Upper Deck Eric Lindros Rookie Update Elite Dignified Jersey Gold 125
$10.99
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ERIC LINDROS 03-04 BAP BE A PLAYER MEMORABILIA PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT JERSEY 40
$12.49
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2011-12 Panini Private Signings Eric Lindros HARD AUTO Maple Leafs SSP!
$149.99
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Eric Lindros 12 13 UD Artifacts GOLD Dual Patch Autograph 3
$350.00
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2006-07 UPPER DECK - ERIC LINDROS GAME JERSEY #J-EL
$14.99
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Flyers Auto Patch lot Sean Couturier Peter Forsberg Eric Lindros Claude Giroux
$11.50
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1996-97 Pinnacle Be A Player Link 2 History Die Cut Eric Lindros Auto Autograph
$29.99
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12-13 Panini Prime Dual Prime Sigantures Eric Lindros John Taveres #19 25 Auto
$150.00
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2013-14 Contenders B Parent Hextall Eric Lindros Giroux Schenn Couturier AUTO's
$149.99
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ERIC LINDROS 1997 98 DONRUSS STANLEY CUP SCRAPBOOK AUTOGRAPH AUTO 750
$43.00
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1996-97 Donruss Elite Eric Lindros Mario Lemieux autograph
$125.00
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11-12 ITG ULTIMATE JOURNEY AUTO PATCH ERIC LINDROS 09 NEW YORK RANGERS FLYERS
$69.99
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1996-97 Donruss Elite Eric Lindros Mario Lemieux autograph
$65.00
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1990 - 1991 Score Rookie Eric Lindros #440 Signed Auto JSA BGS
$75.00
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Autograph Guide

Eric Lindros Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Eric Lindros'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, and Steiner. Click on any of the images below to view full-size photos.

Eric Lindros Cut Signature Exemplar

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Eric Lindros Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Eric Lindros signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Although his signature has fluctuated through the year, regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Eric Lindros  Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is complex and not always decipherable although he usually makes the same attempt, the pen being used often influences his signature.
  2. The signature is defined by the over-sized letter "E" that resembles a number "8."
  3. The other most legible letter is the very flamboyant and over-sized "L" which includes a much, much smaller bottom loop than the top.
  4. The complex nature of his autograph, coupled with his popularity makes his signature prone to being forged.
  5. Exercise caution when looking to purchase authentic Eric Lindros autograph memorabilia.

Eric Lindros Signed Puck Pricing:

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Eric Lindros Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Eric Lindros Signed Jerseys

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Eric Lindros Signed Stick Pricing:

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Eric Lindros Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Eric Lindros Signed Photographs

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ERIC LINDROS SIGNED SCORE 1990 ROOKIE CARD #440 PSA DNA Auto RC FLYERS
$224.99
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Mark Messier and Eric Lindros Dual Signed 16x20 Photo NY Rangers Steiner COA
$85.00
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ERIC LINDROS SIGNED HOCKEY 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #U45434
$29.99
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ERIC LINDROS SIGNED PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED
$89.99
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FLYERS ERIC LINDROS AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1993 HOCKEY MAGAZINE PSA DNA #Q12286
$99.99
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FLYERS ERIC LINDROS AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1992 BECKETT MAGAZINE PSA DNA #Q12304
$99.99
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ERIC LINDROS Flyers Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$99.00
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FLYERS ERIC LINDROS SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70645
$89.99
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Eric Lindros 1997 Beckett Magazine Signed PSA DNA
$69.99
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Steiner Mark Messier, Eric Lindros Signed 16x20 Photo with Cert
$139.95
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Eric Lindros Signed Beckett Magazine October 1993 PSA DNA Auto Autograph T87125
$69.00
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KOBE BRYANT Alex Rodriguez ERIC LINDROS Quad Signed ESPN Magazine Photo PSA DNA
$995.00
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1999 Signed ESPN Magazine Photo KOBE BRYANT ALEX RODRIGUEZ ERIC LINDROS GAI
$675.00
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Eric Lindros Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Philadelphia Flyers PSA DNA #X09470
$39.00
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Eric Lindros Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Philadelphia Flyers PSA DNA #X09469
$39.00
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Eric Lindros Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Team Canada PSA DNA #X09467
$39.00
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