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

John Taveres Ultimate RC 214x300 Image

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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2011-12 Panini Dominion # 26 John Tavares Game Used Fight Strap 7 10
$99.99
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LOT OF 37 JOHN TAVARES HOCKEY CARDS NEW YORK ISLANDERS INSERTS PARALLELS +++
$5.99
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2010-11 Panini Certified John Tavares 1 1 3 Clr Patch
$499.99
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NY Islanders John Tavares 2014 Yankee Stadium Panini Stadium Series Trading Card
$5.99
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2013 14 UD Black Diamond John Tavares Quad Diamond Card
$5.00
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LOT OF 3 2009-10 UPPER DECK VICTORY JOHN TAVARES ROOKIE CARDS
$9.99
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New set "Lockout 2012" - John Tavares xx 20
$6.00
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JOHN TAVARES 06-07 ITG HEROES PROSPECTS PRE-RC BGS 9.5
$39.99
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10-11 2010-11 UPPER DECK SERIES TWO JOHN TAVARES UD GAME JERSEY GJ2-JT ISLANDERS
$14.99
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2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey Steven Stamkos and John Tavares Auto 11 25
$45.99
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JOHN TAVARES 2010 11 UPPER DECK UD EXCLUSIVES # 100 100 ISLANDERS
$22.00
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John Tavares 2012-13 ITG Ultimate Memorabilia ART GLOVE Gold 1 1
$249.95
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2010-11 PANINI CERTIFIED JOHN TAVARES MIRROR RED SP 250 #90 ISLANDERS
$7.49
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JOHN TAVARES 2010 11 PINNACLE CITY LIGHTS 2 COLOR PATCH 25 ISLANDERS
$37.00
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2010-11 LUXURY SUITE 3 COLOR JERSEY NUMBERS STICKS JOHN TAVARES 25 GORGEOUS!
$79.99
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2011-12 O-PEE-CHEE - JOHN TAVARES #438 BLACK RAINBOW PARALLEL 83 100
$14.99
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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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LOT OF 3 2009-10 UPPER DECK VICTORY JOHN TAVARES ROOKIE CARDS
$9.99
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JOHN TAVARES 06-07 ITG HEROES PROSPECTS PRE-RC BGS 9.5
$39.99
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2009-10 UPPER DECK MVP ROOKIE JOHN TAVARES
$30.00
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2012-13 Rookie Anthology John Tavares Lords Of The NHL
$5.99
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JOHN TAVARES PRE-ROOKIE RC 07 08 ITG Autograph Auto JT Islanders Oshawa Generals
$49.99
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2009-10 OPC PREMIER STITCHINGS JOHN TAVARES RC PATCH 199 #PSJN
$19.99
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2009-10 upper deck black diamond rookie 222 john tavares bgs graded 9 mint
$69.99
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JOHN TAVARES UD GAME PATCH 04 15 SSP 3 COLORS ROOKIE YEARS GJ2-JT SP UPPER DECK
$139.99
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John Tavares 2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie RC
$69.95
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BGS 9.5 2009 10 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #201 JOHN TAVARES RC ROOKIE GEM MINT!!
$101.99
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09-10 UD Rookie Materials #rm-jt JOHN TAVARES jersey Islanders
$14.99
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2009 ULTIMATE SIGNATURES - JOHN TAVARES RC AUTO #US-TA : PSA 9 MINT
$99.99
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JOHN TAVARES ROOKIE GRADED CARD ISLANDERS TEAM CANADA HEROES AND PROSPECTS MINT
$19.95
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Lot Of (3) 09-10 Upper Deck UD Victory Rookie #318 John Tavares RC Rookie Card
$14.99
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2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns John Tavares Rookie RC # 201 BGS 9.5 w 10 sub!
$99.99
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JOHN TAVARES AUTHENTIC ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH AND 2-COLOR GAME-USED JERSEY 19
$239.99
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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:

Active Listings for John Tavares Signed Photographs

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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 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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JOHN TAVARES - Signed New York Islanders 8x10 Photo GAI GA GLOBAL COA AUTHENTIC
$59.99
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Steiner John Tavares New York Islanders Signed 16x20 Photo (Frameworth Auth)
$119.99
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Steiner John Tavares New York Islanders Signed 8x10 Photo (Frameworth Auth)
$99.99
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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 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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John TAVARES Signed 06 Heroes and Prospects Card JSA
$69.99
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John Tavares Signed Photo - 8x10 Frameworth Auth) - Steiner -Item #4349290
$99.99
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John Tavares Signed Team Canada Hockey Puck Autographed PSA DNA Go Islanders!!!
$99.99
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John Tavares Signed Islanders 11x14 Photo Authentic Autograph JSA #J86854
$99.99
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JOHN TAVARES (New York Islanders) signed Official Game Puck +PSA COA
$89.95
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JOHN TAVARES (New York Islanders) signed Game Puck w PSA DNA COA
$89.95
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JOHN TAVARES Signed OSHAWA SENATORS ISLANDERS 8x10 - JSA #I84478
$69.99
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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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