Georges Vezina Cards, Rookie Card and Memorabilia Guide

Georges Vezina

Date of Birth: 1/21/1887
Rookie Card Year: 1911-12
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Georges Vezina hockey cards are some of the most highly sought after of the pre-war era. The only goalie the Montreal Canadiens played from 1910-25, his career spanned 16 seasons. Vezina led them to the Stanley Cup two-times during his tenure. Vezina is the namesake of the NHL's annual award for the top goalie.

Vezina has one rookie card. It is found in the 1911-12 C55 set, which was made by the Imperial Tobacco Company.

Additional cards of Vezina that are popular with collectors include his 1912-13 C57 Imperial Tobacco and 1955-56 Parkhurst cards.

Vezina's inclusion in modern trading card products has been well received through the years. Some of these cards command a significant premium.

In 2000-01, Be A Player would produce the first game-used memorabilia cards of the legendary goalie. The company would later go on to produce one-of-one Cut Signature cards of Vezina as well. One of the first was in 2003-04 Be A Player Ultimate Memorabilia 4th Edition.

Georges Vezina's autographed memorabilia is so rare that it is nearly non-existent. When items do come on the auction block, they are typically signed documents.

Top eBay Listings

PSA 8 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 GREEN 24 99
$100.00

PSA 9 GEORGES VEZINA 1985 HALL OF FAME HOCKEY CARD #30
$100.00

1955-56 Parkhurst GEORGES VEZINA (OTG) #56 Graded KSA 6.5 Exmt+ *SHARP* LOOK !!!
$225.75

1911 C55 GEORGES VEZINA RC #38 HOF PSA 4
$4,499.00

1912-13 C57 #1 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 2.5
$8,999.99

1924-25 PATTERSON V145-2 #43 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 5
$2,999.99

PSA 8 2000 BAP VEZINA MEMORABILIA CARD GEORGES VEZINA V16
$1,000.00

1960 61 GEORGES VEZINA TOPPS ALL-TIME GREATS CARD #19 GRADED KSA 7 NEAR MINT! AA
$90.00

GEORGES VEZINA 1912-13 C57 Imperial Tobacco #1 BVG 1.5 HOF MONTREAL CANADIENS
$2,995.00

1912 C57 GEORGES VEZINA #1 HOF PSA 1 - Nicer
$1,999.00

PSA 4 GEORGES VEZINA Champs Cigarettes Hockey Card
$2,500.00

1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco #38 Georges Vezina SGC 20 1.5 Graded Card *ONLY*
$2,196.96

1923 V145-1 William Patterson Hockey #19 Georges Vezina PSA 4.5
$2,200.00

1955-56 Packhurst Georges Vezina Montreal Canadiens Card – EX
$75.00

Itg Ultimate Memorabilia 5th Edition Georges Vezina Vintage Lumber Stick 12 1 1
$225.00

03-04 BAP Ultimate Cornerstones GEORGES VEZINA PLANTE ROY THEODORE QUAD MEM 20
$799.99
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Key Cards

Key Georges Vezina Cards

1911-12 C55 Georges Vezina RC #38

1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco Georges Vezina #38

The C55 Hockey Set by Imperial Tobacco is one of the most revered pre-war hockey card sets in the pre-war era. Vezina is one of 45 cards in the set and is considered the key rookie card.

1912-13 C57 Georges Vezina #1

1912-13 C57 Georges Vezina

A follow up to Imperial Tobacco's previous release, the C57 set consists of 50 cards. Vezina's card can be very difficult to find in high-grade condition.

1955-56 Parkhurst Georges Vezina #56

1955-56 Parkhurst Geroges Vezina

The Parkhurst hockey sets of the 1950s are highly collectible. Despite being issued long after his playing days, it only seemed appropriate that one of the greatest goalies of all-time be paid homage within the set.

2000-01 Be A Player Memorabilia Georges Vezina #V-16

2000-01 BAP Memorabilia

This is the first memorabilia card of Vezina. It feature a piece of his blocker padding. Upon its release, hockey collectors had mixed reactions. Some were happy to have the opportunity to own a piece of treasured history. Others thought it a sacrilege to cut up a museum quality artifact worthy of the Hall of Fame.

Top eBay Listings

PSA 8 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 GREEN 24 99
$100.00

PSA 9 GEORGES VEZINA 1985 HALL OF FAME HOCKEY CARD #30
$100.00

1955-56 Parkhurst GEORGES VEZINA (OTG) #56 Graded KSA 6.5 Exmt+ *SHARP* LOOK !!!
$225.75

GEORGES VEZINA Montreal Canadiens 2010-11 BASE ITG ULTIMATE 10th 54
$16.00

1911 C55 GEORGES VEZINA RC #38 HOF PSA 4
$4,499.00

1912-13 C57 #1 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 2.5
$8,999.99

1924-25 PATTERSON V145-2 #43 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 5
$2,999.99

PSA 8 2000 BAP VEZINA MEMORABILIA CARD GEORGES VEZINA V16
$1,000.00

1960 61 GEORGES VEZINA TOPPS ALL-TIME GREATS CARD #19 GRADED KSA 7 NEAR MINT! AA
$90.00

GEORGES VEZINA 1912-13 C57 Imperial Tobacco #1 BVG 1.5 HOF MONTREAL CANADIENS
$2,995.00

1912 C57 GEORGES VEZINA #1 HOF PSA 1 - Nicer
$1,999.00

10 11 Ultimate base card # 54, Georges Vezina
$29.99

PSA 4 GEORGES VEZINA Champs Cigarettes Hockey Card
$2,500.00

1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco #38 Georges Vezina SGC 20 1.5 Graded Card *ONLY*
$2,196.96

1923 V145-1 William Patterson Hockey #19 Georges Vezina PSA 4.5
$2,200.00

1960-61 Topps # 19 Georges Vezina ALL-TIME GREATS KSA 5 EX
$9.50
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Memorabilia

Georges Vezina Memorabilia

Due to the era in which he played, Georges Vezina's game-used memorabilia and autographed items are considered to be extremely rare. Black and white photographs do exist and make a nice addition to any Vezina collection.

Active Listings for Georges Vezina Photographs

George Vezina Photograph George Vezina Photograph 2

More Info

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User Comments

  1. Thanks as always for the post.

    The C57 is tough in ANY condition – under 40 copies have been graded by PSA. I would also argue that Vezina’s “investment value” is as high as any other hockey player’s in history (up there with Gretzky and Orr). He is an icon not just because he was hockey’s first superstar, but also because of the tragic manner in which he died.

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