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.

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

2014-15 UD BLACK DIAMOND- QUAD DIAMOND SP- JOHN TAVARES #204
$5.00

JOHN TAVARES 06-07 ITG HEROES PROSPECTS PRE-RC BGS 9.5
$42.49

10-11 2010-11 UPPER DECK SERIES TWO JOHN TAVARES UD GAME JERSEY GJ2-JT ISLANDERS
$14.99

2014-15 Black Diamond #204 John Tavares AS
$6.00

John Tavares 2005-06 ITG Heroes & Prospects Nameplates Jersey Silver Card 20
$59.95

05 06 ITG HEROES & PROSPECTS GAME USED NUMBER John Tavares
$19.99

John Tavares 2012-13 ITG Ultimate Memorabilia ART GLOVE Gold 1 1
$213.95

2010-11 PANINI CERTIFIED JOHN TAVARES MIRROR RED SP 250 #90 ISLANDERS
$7.49

JOHN TAVARES 2010 11 PINNACLE CITY LIGHTS 2 COLOR PATCH 25 ISLANDERS
$37.00

2011-12 The Cup #54 John Tavares 249 - NM-MT
$9.60

2013 NATIONAL TREASURES JOHN TAVARES PATCH 91 PSA 10 GEM MINT POP 1 1 1
$95.00

Panini - Prime - John Tavares (051 249)
$6.66

2011-12 O-PEE-CHEE - JOHN TAVARES #438 BLACK RAINBOW PARALLEL 83 100
$14.99

2013-14 OPC JOHN TAVARES #TC-JT TEAM CANADA SIGNATURES AUTO (ref 0310)
$54.95

14 15 Masterpieces John Tavares SP BLACK FRAMED AUTO #'ed 15 - REDEMPTION L@@K
$50.00

John Tavares 2007 08 Ultimate Memorabilia Future Star Auto Silver 17 40
$150.00
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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

JOHN TAVARES 06-07 ITG HEROES PROSPECTS PRE-RC BGS 9.5
$42.49

09-10 The Cup John Tavares 1 1 Rookie Masterpieces Magenta Printing Plate 2009
$149.99

2012-13 Rookie Anthology John Tavares Lords Of The NHL
$5.99

2009-10 Upper Deck Victory Rookie John Tavares New York Islanders! #318
$7.00

2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns John Tavares Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5-9-9.5-9.5
$109.95

2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns John Tavares Rookie Card Graded BGS 10-9-9.5-9.5
$119.95

2009-10 O-Pee-Chee OPC Marquee John Tavares Rookie Graded BGS All 9.5 LOW POP
$59.95

2009-10 Ultimate Collection Signatures John Tavares Rookie Graded BGS 9.5 *710
$179.95

John Tavares 09 10 UD The Cup Programme Of Excellence Canada Rookie Auto 10
$550.00

John Tavares 2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie RC
$69.95

2009-10 Upper Deck Rookie Headliners #RH27 John Tavares SP
$10.99

2009-10 Upper Deck JOHN TAVARES YG RC #201 New York Islanders (C)
$49.99

2009-10 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #201 JOHN TAVARES RC
$59.99

Upper Deck Victory 2009-10 - John Tavares - Victory Rookie #318
$7.99

JOHN TAVARES AUTHENTIC ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH AND 2-COLOR GAME-USED JERSEY 19
$299.99

JOHN TAVARES ROOKIE GEMS EXCLUSIVES 100 2009 10 BLACK DIAMOND RUBY QUAD SN 097
$124.95
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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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John Tavares Signed Photograph Pricing:

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John Tavares Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

John Tavares NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed Auto Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA #3
$99.99

2009 UD Biography Of A Season John Tavares Signed Card PSA DNA Slabbed
$79.99

John Tavares Signed New York Islanders Autographed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA #2
$79.99

John Tavares Signed New York Islanders Autographed Puck PSA DNA COA
$79.99

John Tavares Signed New York Islanders Autographed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA #1
$79.99

John Tavares Auto Signed NY New York Islanders 8X10 Photo GA GAI GLOBAL COA
$44.99

JOHN TAVARES SIGNED NEW YORK ISLANDERS STICK JSA AUTHENTICATED E08544
$149.99

John Tavares NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed Auto Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA #1
$99.99

John Tavares Signed NY New York Islanders Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA Autographed b
$124.99

John Tavares Signed NY New York Islanders Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA Autographed a
$124.99

JOHN TAVARES Signed 2015 NHL ALL STAR PUCK NY ISLANDERS- JSA #L93198
$89.95

JOHN TAVARES Signed 2015 NHL ALL STAR PUCK NY ISLANDERS- JSA #L93197
$89.99

JOHN TAVARES SIGNED NEW YORK ISLANDERS STADIUM SERIES JERSEY PSA DNA X86139
$499.99

NY Islanders JOHN TAVARES Signed Autographed Framed Photo Display JSA COA
$79.99

John Tavares Autograph Signed New York Islanders Jersey COA GAI
$224.95

John Tavares OSHAWA GENERALS Signed RC 8x10 PSA DNA COA
$99.99
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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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