Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 7.0
It's tough for athletes to put together amazing careers somewhat on the down-low when they play in New York. But that's what Henrik Lundvist has done. He is arguably the greatest goalie in New York Rangers history, leading the franchise in wins while holding down impressive tallies in save percentage and goals against average. While Henrik Lundqvist cards and autographed memorabilia are popular, it's not where you might expect it given his accomplishments in both New York and on the international stage.
Henrik Lundqvist rookie cards are in 2005-06 products. At this point, the singles route is probably better than taking your chance on wax. He's joined by rookies of Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and several other All-Stars in loaded 2005-06 products. That said, Lundqvist's singles are largely affordable save for a couple of exceptions.
The most valuable Henrik Lundqvist rookie card is from 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup. This is a landmark product that combined the remarkable rookie class with some ultra premium cards. Lundqvist's rookie card is numbered to 199 and has both an on-card autograph and a patch swatch.
Other top Lundqvist rookies include SP Authentic and Upper Deck Ultimate Collection. Both are highlighted by on-card signatures.
While Lundqvist's first NHL cards came out in 2005-06, he does have several cards that predate his arrival in New York. His first notable card came out in 2000-01 Upper Deck Sweden. It's understandably tough to find and commands fairly hefty prices given the basic nature of the card.
It is worth noting that Lundqvist has a redemption insert from 2004-05 SP Authentic Hockey. These were released during the strike but the redeemed cards didn't come out until the following year.
Henrik Lundqvist Rookie Card Checklist
- 2005-06 Beehive #126
- 2005-06 Parkhurst #646
- 2005-06 SP Game Used #131 #/999
- 2005-06 Ultra #269
- 2005-06 Upper Deck #216
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Artifacts #219 #/750
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Black Diamond #156
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice #137 #/1999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck MVP #418
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Power Play #148
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy #202 #/999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Victory #288
- 2005-06 Hot Prospects #254 Autographed Patch #/199
- 2005-06 SP Authentic #171 Autograph #/999
- 2005-06 SPx #173 Autographed Jersey #/1499
- 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup #177 Autographed Patch #/199
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Update #270 Dual Autograph with Dominik Hasek #/499
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #97 Autograph #/299
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Henrik Lundqvist Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Henrik Lundqvist'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Henrik Lundqvist Cut Signature Exemplar:
Henrik Lundqvist Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Henrik Lundqvist signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
Henrik Lundqvist Signature Characteristics
- The signature is not reflective of the individual letters in his name. instead look for the following characters.
- The first characters resemble two letter "J's" stacked on top of each other. Each with an angled vertical line, that loops into a wide "u" shape. This is then capped off with a straight line that extends back and to the right.
- An adjacent, but shorter vertical line, is seen in the top "J" character.
- Next is a large circle shape with a squiggled line running through it.
- His jersey number "35" or "30" often accompanies his autograph.
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