John Tavares Cards, Rookies Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

John Tavares

Date of Birth: 9/20/1990
Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

John Tavares is a player on the verge. It's more a matter of when, not if, it will happen. And while John Tavares cards are very healthy on the secondary market, it won't take much to get them to the next level.

John Tavares' hockey career has been met with lots of fanfare. In 2006, he was named the CHL Rookie of the Year in 2006. Tavares followed that up by winning the Player of the Year Award in 2007. It came as no surprise that the Islanders picked Tavares with the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft.

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Since entering the league, Tavares has shown steady development but he still hasn't broken through. He broke the 30-goal plateau for the first time in 2011-12, notching 81 total points in the process. Despite this, collectors are still fairly bullish about John Tavares cards. His rookie cards from 2009-10 remain strong sellers. A two-time gold-medal winner for Canada at the World Junior Championships, Upper Deck has done a good job of capturing him in the red and white. In the Game did as well while he was still playing junior hockey.

There are 19 John Tavares rookie cards for collectors to chase, ranging from low-end base cards to low-numbered autographs and memorabilia cards. Some of Tavares' rookie cards are extremely tough. Six come numbered to just 99. Although numbered to 999, the 2009-10 SP Authentic John Tavares autographed rookie card is a popular choice that's readily available.

Looking ahead, many expect Tavares to continue improve. Playing for the lowly Islanders hasn't helped his stock much either. Expect him to be the face of the franchise when the team moves to Brooklyn in 2015. There's still a lot of upside to John Tavares cards and memorabilia.

Tops John Tavares Rookie Cards

2009-10 Upper Deck the Cup John Tavares RC #180 Autographed Patch #/99

 

2009-10 The Cup John Tavares RC

Limited to just 99 serial numbered copies, the card features a patch swatch and an on-card autograph inscribed with his jersey number. The vertical layout of the card feels awkward as the type face on the front is written in the same direction.

2009-10 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection John Tavares RC #139 Autograph #/99

John Taveres Ultimate RC

The 2009-10 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection John Tavares has much cleaner design than The Cup. What it lacks in memorabilia, it makes up for in aesthetic value. Also featuring an on-card autograph, the card is serial numbered to 99.

2009-10 SPx John Tavares RC #180 Autographed Jersey #/499

John Taveres SPx RC

If you are looking for a more affordable Taveres memorabilia/autograph rookie card, as compared to The Cup, this is a very nice alternative. There are a total of 499 copies of this card and each contains an autograph (sticker, clear) and jersey swatch. A parallel version, numbered to 25, is also available with the memorabilia consisting of a patch swatch.

2009-10 SP Authentic John Tavares RC #201 #/999

Despite a much high print run and lack of memorabilia, the 2009-10 SP Authentic John Tavares rookie card consistently outsells its SPx counterpart. More than anything, it's a testament to the brand's popularity with both rookie collectors and set builders.

Top eBay Listings

2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Manufactured NHL Patch John Tavares 199
$7.56

2010-11 Certified Top Choice Mirror Red #1 John Tavares 151 250 NY Islanders
$9.00

2015 Upper Deck GTS Overtime Red Foil 70 John Tavares 99 New York Islanders 2m4
$10.25

2013-14 National Treasures John Tavares Jumbo Jersey Booklet (21 99)
$14.99

2015 SP Game-Used #AS4-1 Jonathan Toews Ryan Getzlaf John Tavares Rick Nash 2a8
$9.39

2015 SP Game-Used #AS2-17 John Tavares Rick Nash New York Islanders Rangers 4t6
$6.25

2015-16 AS4-6 John Tavares Vladimir Tarasenko Filip Forsberg Johnny Gaudreau 5b7
$7.70

2015 SP Game-Used #AS2-4 John Tavares Jaroslav Halak New York Islanders Card 4t6
$6.25

2015-16 SP Game-Used #AS3-2 Tyler Seguin John Tavares Vladimir Tarasenko 25 4t6
$40.25

2013-14 The Cup John Tavares Signature Renditions On Card Auto (25 35)
$49.99

2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy #SP-TA John Tavares New York Islanders Auto Card 0f8
$25.45

2015-16 UPPER DECK CHAMP'S #1 PICK JOHN TAVARES - #1JT, ONE #1 PER CASE! RARE!
$6.99

15 16 Upper Deck Trilogy Ice Scripts John Tavares
$22.50

2015-16 Upper Deck Tim Hortons JOHN TAVARES #AI-JT Above the Ice
$7.53

2008-09 OHL Oshawa Generals Set John Tavares Michael Del Zotto Calvin De Haan ++
$24.99

2015-16 Upper Deck Black Diamond John Tavares Islanders 199 nr mint mint
$6.95
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Rookie Cards

John Tavares Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

John Tavares Cards - 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee RC

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2009-10 Upper Deck John Tavares RC

Premium Rookie Cards

2009-10 Upper Deck The Cup John Tavares RC

Top eBay Listings

09-10 UD ULTIMATE Collection Rookie AUto Patch Auto John Tavares 18 25 2 CLR RC
$349.95

2009-10 Upper Deck Collector's Choice 273 John Tavares New York Islanders RC 0c3
$5.84

2009-10 SP Authentic John Tavares - Future Watch Auto RC - 999 PSA 10 Rookie
$379.99

2005-06 In The Game ITG Heroes and Prospects John Tavares Rookie - Islanders
$7.99

JOHN TAVARES 09 10 SP AUTHENTIC FUTURE WATCH ROOKIE RC AUTO 999
$134.99

2007 John Tavares ITG Prospects rookie Gem Mint 10 #74
$11.69

JOHN TAVARES 2009-10 UD THE CUP RC AUTO PATCH 9 99 BGS 9 MINT ROOKIE
$9,999.99

2009-10 VICTORY GOLD JOHN TAVARES RC ROOKIE #318 NEW YORK ISLANDERS
$15.13

09-10 OPC Premier John Tavares RC Jersey Patch Autograph Gold Spectrum #27 35
$250.00

2005 John Tavares Showcase Prospects Rookie Gem Mint 10
$8.99

08-09 Be A Player ROOKIE JERSEY xx 99 Made! John TAVARES #281 - Islanders RC
$60.00

2008 In The Game Ultimate Draft Pick Gold John Tavares ROOKIE AUTO PATCH (PWCC)
$17.50

2008 In The Game Ultimate Future Star Gold John Tavares ROOKIE AUTO PATCH (PWCC)
$15.50

2009 O-Pee-Chee Premier John Tavares ROOKIE RC AUTO 3-CLR PATCH 1 10 #61 (PWCC)
$70.00

2009 SP Authentic Future Watch John Tavares ROOKIE AUTO 3-CLR PATCH 100 (PWCC)
$65.00

2009 The Cup Limited Logos John Tavares ROOKIE RC AUTO 3-CLR PATCH 50 (PWCC)
$68.05
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Autograph Guide

John Tavares Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what John Tavares' 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.

John Tavares Cut Signature Exemplar:

John Tavares Key Signature Attributes: An authentic John Tavares 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. John Tavares signature is nothing more than a few scribbled, undecipherable characters and his jersey number "91."
  2. The signature displays a lop-sided sideways oval, a series of short up and down pen strokes.
  3. Something that looks like a "t" leaning to the left and small cross.
  4. This is followed by "/."
  5. The "91" is capped on top and bottom with two parallel lines, the top is shorter than the bottom.
  6. On larger items it is not uncommon for Tavares to move the numeral inscription to inside the bubble of the letter "J."

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Top eBay Listings

John Tavares Signed Team Canada Hockey Puck Autographed PSA DNA Go Islanders! 1A
$99.99

Signed John Tavares 91 Islanders Exposure Framed 16x20 Frameworth
$139.99

John Tavares signed Reebok CCM Game issued Islanders jersey auto fight strap jsa
$1,499.99

JOHN TAVARES NEW YORK ISLANDERS SIGNED INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA 83687096
$99.99

JOHN TAVARES NEW YORK ISLANDERS SIGNED INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA 83687097
$99.99

JSA John Tavares Signed NHL Series 24 McFarlane COA New York Islanders Canada
$134.99

John Tavares Signed 2015 Columbus All Star Game Puck Islanders PSA COA #AA50364
$34.99

John Tavares Signed New York Islanders Autographed Reebok Jersey PSA DNA #Y83879
$399.99

JSA John Tavares Signed Full Size F S Hockey Stick COA New York Islanders Canada
$159.99

John Tavares Islanders Stanley Cup Playoff Signed Auto Puck JSA Certified COA
$99.99

JOHN TAVARES 2009-10 UPPER DECK VICTORY ROOKIE #318 SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA
$80.00

JOHN TAVARES SIGNED NEW YORK ISLANDERS PUCK JSA COA K42248
$99.95

John Tavares Autographed Signed Team Canada Juniors 8x10 Photograph (JSA)
$42.95

John Tavares Autographed Signed Oshawa Generals CHL 8x10 Photograph (JSA)
$54.95

John Tavares Autographed Signed Oshawa Generals CHL 8x10 Photograph (JSA)
$54.95

John Tavares Signed Auto Autograph 11x14 Photo - JSA - Islanders Olympics Canada
$69.00
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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.

User Comments

  1. The Isles are playing really, really bad but Johnny busts his butt every night. He simply couldn’t play harder or care more but his teammates are letting him down.

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