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 213x300 Image

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

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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 211x300 Image

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

2009 10 SP Authentic John Tavares RC 210x300 Image

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.

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John Tavares Upper Deck 09-10 Young Guns Rookie Card
$57.71
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2011-12 LIMITED TEAM TRADEMARKS JOHN TAVARES GOLD #21 25 ISLANDERS
$14.99
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09-10 Victory John Tavares Rookie Upper Deck RC
$5.99
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09-10 ITG Superlative Vol. II PATCH John Tavares 40
$49.99
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2011-12 CERTIFIED MIRROR EMERALD SIGNATURES 39 John Tavares 5 RARE GRADED 9
$99.95
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08 09 UD Ice John Tavares Fresh Threads authentic jersey card Islanders!!!
$5.99
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2013-14 Fleer Showcase JOHN TAVARES RYAN STROME Uniformity 2 Color Relic Mint!
$7.95
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(2) 2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns #201 - "JOHN TAVARES" - Rookie
$63.00
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2010 UD SPX Game-Used Dual Patch Card of John Tavares #30 35!!
$19.99
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2010-11 SP Game-Used Significant Numbers Jersey Auto Card of John Tavares #66 91
$39.99
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2014-15 UD UPPER DECK MVP John Tavares SUPER SCRIPT 15 25 ISLANDERS #239 SP
$5.24
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JOHN TAVARES 13 14 Prime SHOWCASE SWATCHES 9 25 SICK Card Like A SHADOW BOX Nice
$12.95
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12 13 OPC...JOHN TAVARES...REDEMPTION INSERT...CARD # AS-23...ISLANDERS
$7.99
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JOHN TAVARES 2011-12 SP AUTHENTIC SP ESSENTIALS BGS 9.5 #170 INSERT UD 11-12
$59.99
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2012-13 Fleer Retro John Tavares Auto Card NHL Hockey New York Islanders
$14.99
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2009-10 JOHN TAVARES UD Young Guns Rookie Card #201 Graded BGS 9 MINT w 10 RC
$69.99
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Rookie Cards

John Tavares Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2009 10 O Pee Chee John Tavares RC Image

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2009 10 Upper Deck John Tavares RC Image

Premium Rookie Cards

2009 10 SP Authentic John Tavares RC Image

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John Tavares Upper Deck 09-10 Young Guns Rookie Card
$57.71
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09-10 Victory John Tavares Rookie Upper Deck RC
$5.99
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09-10 ITG Superlative Vol. II PATCH John Tavares 40
$49.99
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(2) 2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns #201 - "JOHN TAVARES" - Rookie
$63.00
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2009-10 JOHN TAVARES UD Young Guns Rookie Card #201 Graded BGS 9 MINT w 10 RC
$69.99
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2009-10 JOHN TAVARES UD Young Guns Rookie Card #201 PSA Graded 9 MINT RC
$79.99
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09 10 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Auto Rookie John Tavares ST-TA
$59.99
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2009-10 John Tavares SP Authentic #201 AU, RC, 231 999! Card Graded 9
$159.99
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John Tavares Rookie Auto 8 X 10 JSA Authenticated
$45.00
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2009 10 UD SP AUTHENTIC JOHN TAVARES ROOKIE RC LIMITED PATCH 100 BGS 8.5 2 CLRS
$349.99
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John Tavares opc marquee rookie o-pee-chee rc #800 10 graded hockey card 09-10
$29.99
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09-10 Black Diamond John Tavares Quad Rookie Gems Upper Deck
$49.99
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John Tavares upper deck victory ud rookie rc #318 10 graded hockey card 09-10
$24.99
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(2) 2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns #201 - "JOHN TAVARES" - Rookie
$62.96
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09 10 UD SPX SPXCITEMENT JOHN TAVARES RC 186 999 rookie
$8.99
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2009 Upper Deck MVP #377 John Tavares RC Gem Mint PSA 10
$34.99
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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 Autograph Image

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."

John Tavares Signed Puck Pricing:

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John Tavares Signed Stick Pricing:

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John Tavares Signed Jersey Pricing:

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John Tavares Signed Photograph Pricing:

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John Tavares Signed Oshawa Generals Program 2005 06 JSA COA Auto Juniors
$65.00
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2009 UD Biography Of A Season John Tavares Signed Card PSA DNA Slabbed
$79.99
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JOHN TAVARES Signed NEW YORK ISLANDERS 8x10 - JSA #J68814
$74.95
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JOHN TAVARES Signed NEW YORK ISLANDERS 8x10 - JSA #J68815
$74.95
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JOHN TAVARES Signed NEW YORK ISLANDERS 8x10 - JSA #J68816
$74.95
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JOHN TAVARES Signed NEW YORK ISLANDERS 8x10 - JSA #J68817
$74.95
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John Tavares NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed Auto Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA #1
$99.99
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John Tavares NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed Auto Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA #3
$99.99
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Steiner John Tavares New York Islanders Signed 16x20 Photo (Frameworth Auth)
$129.99
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Steiner John Tavares New York Islanders Signed 8x10 Photo (Frameworth Auth)
$109.99
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John Tavares OSHAWA GENERALS Signed RC 8x10 PSA DNA COA
$99.99
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JOHN TAVARES - Signed New York Islanders 8x10 Photo GAI GA GLOBAL COA AUTHENTIC
$53.99
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JOHN TAVARES SIGNED NEW YORK ISLANDERS STICK BLADE PSA DNA V52653
$99.99
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John Tavares NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed Puck PSA DNA COA #2
$99.99
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$69.99
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$149.99
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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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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