Evgeni Malkin Cards, Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Evgeni Malkin

Date of Birth: 7/31/1986
Rookie Card Year: 2006-07
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Evgeni Malkin is one of the best hockey players in the world. And while his presence in the hobby is strong, one has to wonder if he's lurking in the shadows. Starring alongside Sidney Crosby, arguably the most popular player in the sport, Malkin doesn't generate as much hobby buzz. But another run or two at the Stanley Cup could send Evgeni Malkin cards and memorabilia to an even higher level.

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The Penguins picked the Russian standout with the second-overall pick in the 2004 draft, behind only Alexander Ovechkin. He debuted with Pittsburgh a couple of years later and made an immediate impact. Malkin notched 85 points during his rookie season, winning the Calder Trophy in the process as the NHL's top first-year player.

Malkin won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2009 as the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. He racked up 36 points in 24 postseason games. The center took home the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's MVP in 2012. It's also worth noting that Malkin has shown a knack for stepping up his game during periods when Sidney Crosby has injured for long periods of time. Malkin hasn't been immune to being hurt, but he's bounced back well every time so far.

Evgeni Malkin rookie cards are in 2006-07 products. Collectors have more than 20 options, all of which are spread nicely between price levels. Some remain cheap, others extremely expensive and a handful in between. Malkin has five autographed rookie cards, which are considered the top options.

When Evgeni Malkin cards are some of the most coveted in the league, he's still not as popular with collectors as Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin. He's on a level below despite having shown tremendous skill and the ability to lead the Penguins to hockey's ultimate prize. It's a similar situation to how Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux paired up on the team in the 1990s or Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier a few years before that. But as time goes on and the Penguins continue to win, Malkin's time in the hobby will come, much like Jagr. Will he ever break free from Crosby's shadow? Probably not completely as long as they're on the same team. But it's still some very special company to be keeping.

Top Evgeni Malkin Rookie Cards

2006-07 Upper Deck The Cup Evgeni Malkin RC #171 Autographed Patch #/99

2006-07 Upper Deck The Cup Evgeni Malkin RC

This is easily Malkin's most desirable rookie card. It features a patch, on-card autograph and is serial numbered to just 99  copies. A well-designed card, all of the elements combine to create a card that is not only valuable but aesthetically pleasing as well.

2006-07 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Evgeni Malkin RC #125 Autograph #/99

2006-07 Evgeni Malkin Ultimate Collection

A truly beautiful card that is limited to 99 serial numbered copies, the Ultimate Collection Evgeni Malkin rookie card has an autograph. It is also a less expensive alternative to The Cup.

2006-07 Fleer Hot Prospects Evgeni Malkin RC #142 Autographed Jersey #/199

This card is an excellent option for collectors looking for an autographed memorabilia card of Malkin. It doesn't command the price of either of The Cup or Ultimate Collection, but still carries tremendous value. The base version is numbered to 199 while a parallel has just 25 copies.

Top eBay Listings

2007-08 UD ICE BLACK ICE EVGENI MALKIN PENS QUAD JERSEY BGS 9
$22.95

06 07 UD SS EVGENI MALKIN AUTO PUCK CARD PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOCKEY CARD MINT
$90.00

2006-07 FLEER TRIOLOGY EVGENI MALKIN ROOKIE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 283 999
$50.00

2013-14 CONTENDERS - EVGENI MALKIN #34 GOLD PARALLEL 45 100
$6.99

2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Superstars #PS15 Evgeni Malkin BX 403J
$7.92

2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Seismic Gold Parallel #102 Evgeni Malkin # 50 BX403H
$11.99

EVGENI MALKIN 2006-07 FLEER FLAIR SHOWCASE PRIVATE BOX # FE-301 PENGUINS MINT
$19.95

2008 09 Upper Deck SP Game Used Dual Authentic Fabrics #AFEM Evgeni Malkin
$14.95

2008-09 OPC WINTER CLASSIC SP WC33 EVGENI MALKIN
$25.00

2008-09 OPC WINTER CLASSIC SP WC36 EVGENI MALKIN
$40.00

2007 08 Upper Deck SPx Winning Combos #WCOM Alexander Ovechkin Evgeni Malkin
$16.95

2010 11 Upper Deck SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics #AFEM Evgeni Malkin
$12.95

2010 11 Upper Deck Artifacts Treasured Swatches Silver #TSEM Evgeni Malkin
$13.95

2010 11 Upper Deck SPx Winning Combos #WCFM Evgeni Malkin Marc-Andre Fleury
$14.95

06 07 UD SPX EVGENI MALKIN ROOKIE
$98.77

EVGENI MALKIN 2006-07 ITG HEROES AND PROSPECTS BGS 9.5 GEM MINT 06-07
$50.99
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Rookie Cards

Evgeni Malkin Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Evgeni Malkin Rookie Cards

Evgeni Malkin Cards - 2006-07 O-Pee-Chee

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2006-07 Upper Deck Evgeni Malkin RC

Top eBay Listings

2006 06-07 Upper Deck Victory #304 Evgeni Malkin RC Rookie
$14.99

2006 SP Authentic #196 Evgeni Malkin RC Rookie AUTO 309 999 PSA 10 GEM MINT
$56.00

06-07 UD Ultimate Debut Threads RC Rookie EVGENI MALKIN Dual Patch 25
$194.99

06-07 Upper Deck Bee Hive Wood Evgeni Malkin rc rookie #144 *43462
$12.00

06-07 Upper Deck Bee Hive Evgeni Malkin rc rookie #144 *43461
$12.00

EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE GAME USED JERSEY ITG ULTIMATE 6th Pittsburgh Penguins
$52.58

2006 06-07 Hot Prospects #142 Evgeni Malkin Jersey 199 199 Autograph RC Rookie
$249.99

2006-07 IN THE GAME EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE CARD PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
$12.74

2006-07 UD OVATION EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE CARD PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
$12.74

2006-07 Upper Deck #496 Evgeni Malkin Young Guns RC Rookie BGS 10 Pristine
$415.00

2006-07 VICTORY EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE CARD PENGUINS
$7.00

06-07 UPPER DECK OVATION EVGENI MALKIN #192 RC ROOKIE
$8.99

2006-07 SP Authentic EVGENI MALKIN Auto RC Rookie Card #d 999 BGS 9.5 10
$424.99

2006 07 Fleer Ultra #251 Evgeni Malkin RC Rookie Card BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$46.95

2006-07 UPPER DECK BEE HIVE Evgeni Malkin RC ROOKIE BLUE PARALLEL SSP RARE!!!
$13.99

Autograph Guide

Evgeni Malkin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Evgeni Malkin'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.

Evgeni Malkin Cut Signature Exemplar:

Evgeni Malkin Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Evgeni Malkin 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. Malkin's signature is very cryptic displaying characters that resemble something closer to hieroglyphics than letters.
  2. Each character is fluid and the pen lifts.
  3. The first character looks like a backwards question mark, followed by a dot.
  4. The next character resembles a letter "S" with a tiny numeral "7" intersecting the bottom swoop.
  5. The next character resembles the Greek letter Omega or an upside down letter "U" with a short and long tail.
  6. This is followed by something resembling a large number "7" with a Tilde (~) crossing.
  7. Next is a straight vertical line with a slight lean to the right followed by a dot.

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Top eBay Listings

EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2009 CUP JERSEY PSA DNA U41593
$399.99

EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2009 CUP JERSEY PSA DNA V71878
$399.99

Sidney Crosby Evgeni Malkin Penguins Signed Autographed 11x14 Photo JSA COA
$300.00

Evgeni Malkin Signed 8x10 Photo JSA #H07054 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL
$99.99

EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED RARE FULL SIGNATURE RUSSIA 8.5X11 PHOTO PSA DNA PENGUINS
$249.99

EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED RARE FULL SIGNATURE RUSSIA 8.5X11 PHOTO PSA DNA PENGUINS #2
$249.99

EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PUCK JSA COA K42256
$123.96

EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PUCK JSA COA K42255
$123.96

Evgeni Malkin Signed Framed Hat Trick Photo & Program 21x29 Display JSA
$269.99

EVGENI MALKIN PITTSBURGH PENGUINS SIGNED FRAMED ALTERNATE JERSEY 34X42 JSA AUTH
$600.00

2007 Fleer Ultra Evgeni Malkin Signed Card #38 PSA DNA
$99.99

Evgeni Malkin Signed 2009 Stanley Cup Champions Hockey Puck PSA DNA Penguins a
$149.99

Evgeni Malkin Signed 2009 Stanley Cup Champions Hockey Puck PSA DNA Penguins 1B
$124.98

Evgeni Malkin Signed Pittsburgh Penguins Mini Helmet JSA COA #J66114
$159.99

Evgeni Malkin Auto Signed Autographed Pittsburgh Penguins Puck GA GAI GLOBAL COA
$89.99

EVGENI MALKIN Signed 2009 CUP PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 8X10 PHOTO - JSA #H42185
$139.95
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection and can be found onGoogle+.

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