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.

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PSA 9 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 WHITE
$40.00
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PSA 8 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 BLUE 47 50
$175.00
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PSA 8.5 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 RED 18 25
$250.00
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1955 Parkhurst #56 Georges Vezina psa 4
$85.00
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PSA 8 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 GREEN 24 99
$125.00
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PSA 9 GEORGES VEZINA 1985 HALL OF FAME HOCKEY CARD #30
$100.00
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1955-56 Parkhurst GEORGES VEZINA (OTG) #56 Graded KSA 6.5 Exmt+ *SHARP* LOOK !!!
$225.75
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2013-14 ITG Stickwork Stick Dual GEORGES VEZINA TOM BARRASSO 1 1 WOW!!!
$799.99
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1912-13 C57 #1 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 2.5
$8,999.99
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1923-24 PATTERSON V145-1 #19 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 5 ONLY 4 HIGHER
$1,999.99
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1924-25 PATTERSON V145-2 #43 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 5
$2,999.99
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PSA 8 2000 BAP VEZINA MEMORABILIA CARD GEORGES VEZINA V16
$1,200.00
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1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey GEORGES VEZINA Trading Card Canadiens #56 PSA 6
$79.99
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PSA 4 GEORGES VEZINA Champs Cigarettes Hockey Card
$3,200.00
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1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco #38 Georges Vezina SGC 20 1.5 Graded Card *ONLY*
$2,196.96
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1912 C57 GEORGES VEZINA #1 HOF PSA 1 - Nicer
$2,099.00
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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 183x300 Image

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

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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 204x300 Image

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

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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.

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PSA 9 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 WHITE
$40.00
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PSA 5 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 BROWN
$15.00
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PSA 8 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 BLUE 47 50
$175.00
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PSA 8.5 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 RED 18 25
$250.00
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cartophilium 1983 georges vezina # 30 hockey hall of fame
$12.09
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1955 Parkhurst #56 Georges Vezina psa 4
$85.00
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GEORGES VEZINA Montreal Canadiens 2010-11 BASE ITG ULTIMATE 10th 54
$16.00
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1987 Hockey Hall of Fame Card #30 - GEORGES VEZINA - Montreal Canadiens
$7.50
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1993 Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Postcard #26 Georges Vezina 09045 10,000
$9.50
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PSA 8 GEORGES VEZINA 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces #29 GREEN 24 99
$125.00
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PSA 9 GEORGES VEZINA 1985 HALL OF FAME HOCKEY CARD #30
$100.00
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1955-56 Parkhurst GEORGES VEZINA (OTG) #56 Graded KSA 6.5 Exmt+ *SHARP* LOOK !!!
$225.75
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2013-14 ITG Stickwork Stick Dual GEORGES VEZINA TOM BARRASSO 1 1 WOW!!!
$799.99
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1912-13 C57 #1 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 2.5
$8,999.99
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1923-24 PATTERSON V145-1 #19 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 5 ONLY 4 HIGHER
$1,999.99
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1924-25 PATTERSON V145-2 #43 GEORGES VEZINA PSA 5
$2,999.99
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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

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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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