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

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

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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ERIC LINDROS NHL 1994-95 Parkhurst SE #SE131 Card Philadelphia Flyers Mint rare!
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1995-96 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #57 Card Flyers hockey @@
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS CHL 1991-1992 Classic Premiere Edition #1 Card Oshawa Generals 91 !
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1993-94 Upper Deck SP #116 Card Philadelphia Flyers mint rare @
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1990-91 Upper Deck Canada's Captains Card #473 Team Champions
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 SCORE Canadian Canada #329 Card first round draft 91 @@
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1993-94 Topps Stadium Club #10 Card Philadelphia Flyers mint @@
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 SCORE USA American #355 Card Awards Medals Honors @@
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 Pinnacle #365 Card Canadian National Team Canada RARE !
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 SCORE Canada Canadian #384 Card Art Oshawa General rare
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 SCORE Canada Canadian #385 Card Rob Pearson Oshawa 91
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 Upper Deck #9 Card Team Canada Cup ENGLISH VERSION 1992
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 Upper Deck #7 Brett Hull Team Canada Cup 91 Card hockey
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1991-92 SCORE USA American #88T Card Rookie Traded Team Canada
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1994-95 Topps Stadium Club #88 Card Philadelphia Flyers Hockey
$9.99

ERIC LINDROS NHL 1994-95 Leaf Limited #58 Card Philadelphia Flyers rare mint HOF
$9.99
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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

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

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

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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2014-15 Artifacts Emerald Jersey-Patch #50 ERIC LINDROS 75 Sharks
$10.99

2010-11 Upper Deck The Cup ERIC LINDROS Limited Logos Auto Autograph #25 50
$75.95

12 13 Ultimate Memorabilia To The Hall Patch and Auto Eric Lindros #5 9 Flyers
$139.88

2012-13 Fleer Retro Eric Lindros Auto! Card #31 Philadelphia Flyers
$50.00

2013-14 FLEER SHOWCASE RED GLOW 2 COLOR JERSEY ERIC LINDROS 6 36
$20.00

97 98 Donruss Canadian Ice Eric Lindros Stanley Cup Scrapbook Autograph 750
$60.00

13 14 ITG USED G U PATCH ERIC LINDROS 3
$110.00

2012 PANINI DOMINION ERIC LINDROS AUTO TAPE TO TAPE #1 5 RARE SSP
$420.00

2005-06 UPPER DECK - ERIC LINDROS GAME JERSEY #J-EL
$19.99

ERIC LINDROS 1997 PINNACLE BE A PLAYER LINK TO HISTORY AUTOGRAPH AUTO SP
$37.00

2013-14 Artifacts Hockey Tundra Tandems Eric Lindros Claude Giroux Dual Jersey
$15.00

ERIC LINDROS 2014 LEAF ITG DRAFT #1 OVERALL PICK PATCH 1 1 BLACK PLATE - X802
$39.99

2014 ITG Draft Prospects Dream Team Game Used Jersey Eric Lindros 8 55 IB62
$14.00

13-14 Dominion Eric Lindros Tye McGinn 50 PATCH Time Warp 3 Color 2013 Flyers
$39.99

2012-13 The Cup Eric Lindros Emblems Endorsement Dual Patch Autograph Auto # 15
$65.00

ERIC LINDROS 01-02 BAP Signature UNRELEASED UNSIGNED GOLD AUTOGRAPH SP LEL AUTO
$17.99
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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

Eric Lindros Signature Example

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 Puck

Eric Lindros Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Eric Lindros Signed Jersey

Eric Lindros Signed Stick Pricing:

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Eric Lindros Signed Stick

Eric Lindros Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Eric Lindros Signed Photo

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Steiner Mark Messier, Eric Lindros Signed 16x20 Photo with Cert
$189.95

Mark Messier and Eric Lindros Dual Signed 16x20 Photo NY Rangers Steiner COA
$85.00

Eric Lindros Philadelphia Flyers Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA S70144
$95.00

1991 UPPER DECK SIGNED ERIC LINDROS AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE PSA DNA
$30.00

ERIC LINDROS SIGNED SCORE 1990 ROOKIE CARD #440 PSA DNA Auto RC FLYERS
$224.99

ERIC LINDROS SIGNED PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED
$89.99

FLYERS ERIC LINDROS AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1993 HOCKEY MAGAZINE PSA DNA #Q12286
$99.99

Eric Lindros Signed 1989-90 7th Inning Sketch Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83427453
$47.99

ERIC LINDROS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO PHILADELPHIA FLYERS RARE PSA DNA
$115.00

ERIC LINDROS AND ANDY MOOG AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BECKETT HOCKEY MONTHLY PSA LOA
$99.95

KOBE BRYANT Alex Rodriguez ERIC LINDROS Quad Signed ESPN Magazine Photo PSA DNA
$995.00

Eric Lindros 1997 Beckett Magazine Signed PSA DNA
$69.99

Eric Lindros Mark Recchi Brent Fedyk Signed Flyers Crazy 8's Program Insert PSA
$299.00

Eric Lindros John LeClair & Mikael Renberg Signed Flyers Legion Of Doom 8x10 PSA
$199.00

Steiner Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Eric Lindros Signed 8x10 Custom Framed
$219.95

Eric Lindros Signed Beckett Magazine October 1993 PSA DNA Auto Autograph T87125
$49.00
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