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 Image

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

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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

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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.

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2005 ITG Heroes & Prospects #110 Evgeni Malkin BGS 9.5 w 2x 9.5 & 2x 10
$12.95
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2013-14 UPPER DECK SP AUTHENTIC CHIROGRAPHY # C-EM EVGENI MALKIN 35 35
$50.00
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13-14 Evgeni Malkin Panini Orange Prizm # 05 50 Pittsburgh Penguins No.85 NHL
$19.95
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2006-07 UD BEEHIVE HOCKEY ROOKIE CARD #303 EVGENI MALKIN GRADED 9.0 MINT
$22.00
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2007-08 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection # 18 Evgeni Malkin 178 499
$8.00
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2007-08 Upper Deck Ovation #203 Evgeni Malkin
$5.00
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2006-07 Upper Deck Young Gun Evgeni Malkin CL GMA graded 10
$14.00
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2010 UPPER DECK ARTIFACTS #54 EVGENI MALKIN PENGUINS POP 1 PSA 10 H1417372
$5.99
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06-07 UD Victory Evgeni Malkin ROOKIE Pittsburgh Penguins #304
$5.95
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11 12 OPC O-Pee-Chee Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins In Action #A23
$9.99
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EVGENI MALKIN PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2007-08 UD BLACK DIAMOND #144
$15.00
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2008-09 MCDONALD'S UPPER DECK EVGENI MALKIN SUPERSTAR SPOTLIGHT PENGUINS
$11.99
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EVGENI MALKIN 2011-12 PANINI ELITE PRIME NUMBERS DIE CUT GAME USED JERSEY# 418
$11.69
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Evgeni Malkin 2008-09 Upper Deck Trilogy Frozen in Time Pittsburgh Penguins #107
$13.99
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EVGENI MALKIN 2008-2009 UPPER DECK POWER PLAY JERSEY PITTSBURGH PENGUINS #PPEM
$19.99
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2009-10 UD Black Ice 01 50 #1 Four Jersey Evgeni Malkin Hockey Card
$79.99
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Rookie Cards

Evgeni Malkin Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Evgeni Malkin Rookie Cards

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Mid-Range Rookie Cards

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EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE GAME USED JERSEY ITG ULTIMATE 6th Pittsburgh Penguins
$42.75
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2006-07 VICTORY EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE CARD PENGUINS
$7.00
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2006-07 SP Authentic EVGENI MALKIN Auto RC Rookie Card #d 999 BGS 9.5 10
$424.99
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BGS 9.5 2006 07 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #486 EVGENI MALKIN RC ROOKIE GEM MINT!!
$107.77
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2006 07 Fleer Ultra #251 Evgeni Malkin RC Rookie Card BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$44.95
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Evgeni Malkin 2006-07 Be A Player # 201 RC Rookie
$39.99
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1X EVGENI MALKIN Upper Deck Victory #304 RC Rookie MINT Pittsburgh Penguins
$7.49
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06-07 UD Ultimate Debut Threads RC Rookie EVGENI MALKIN Dual Patch 25
$239.99
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06-07 UPPER DECK OVATION EVGENI MALKIN #192 RC ROOKIE
$8.99
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2006 06-07 Hot Prospects #142 Evgeni Malkin Jersey 199 199 Autograph RC Rookie
$249.99
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2006-07 Upper Deck Sportsfest EVGENI MALKIN RC Rookie 500 made Penguins
$24.99
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06-07 Upper Deck Bee Hive Wood Evgeni Malkin rc rookie #144 *43462
$12.99
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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 Autograph Image

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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Evgeni Malkin Signed East All Star Jersey JSA Penguins
$319.99
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JSA Evgeni Malkin Signed Full Size Stick Cert #I54367 Pittsburgh Penguins
$299.99
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PENGUINS EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #J15819
$124.99
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PENGUINS EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #J15816
$124.99
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PENGUINS EVGENI MALKIN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #J15817
$124.99
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Kris Letang, James Neal, and Evgeni Malkin Signed Pittsburgh Penguins 16x20 JSA
$180.00
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Pittsburgh Penguins EVGENI MALKIN #71 Signed 16x20 Close-Up Photo Hockey JSA
$89.99
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Evgeni Malkin James Neal Signed Pittsbugh Penguins 8x10 Autograph JSA Frameworth
$199.95
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EVGENI MALKIN Signed PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 8x10 - JSA #J68992
$99.95
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Evgeni Malkin Signed Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup 11x14 PSA COA #U81141
$129.99
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Evgeni Malkin Signed Pittsburgh Penguins Game Puck PSA COA #U30669
$149.99
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Evgeni Malkin Autographed Reebok Jersey - Signed Pittsburgh Penguins - JSA Auth
$350.99
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Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Signed 16x20 Stanley Cup Photo JSA Frameworth
$198.00
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Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Signed Bauer Full Size Helmet JSA Frameworth
$279.00
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Evgeni Malkin & James Neal Penguins Dual-Signed 16x20 Photo JSA Frameworth
$202.00
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Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Signed 16x20 Blue Jersey Photo JSA Frameworth
$202.00
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