Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 8.0
Few athletes have had to live under the pressure and scrutiny that Sidney Crosby has endured in his young career. When the entire NHL Entry Draft of 2005 was dubbed, “the Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes" and the press nicknames you “The Next One" you begin to understand why. Instead of wilting under that pressure, Crosby blossomed. During his rookie campaign, Crosby placed sixth in the NHL scoring ranks. Hitting his stride his sophomore year, Crosby became the youngest player and the only teenager to ever win the Art Ross Trophy as the league's scoring leader. He pulled off an award hat trick that year, also winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player and the Lester B. Pearson Award, a prestigious award where the players pick the NHL's top player. In so doing, Crosby became only the seventh player in league history to win all three awards in a single season. He was also the youngest to do so.
As a result of his early success, his cards and collectibles are among the most desirable in all of hockey. With nearly 20 rookie cards from the 2005-06 season, unopened wax boxes are a rarity and quite expensive when found. Because of his success at numerous levels, his autographs, on international items in particular, are highly coveted in the Canadian marketplace. Crosby's game used memorabilia is highly coveted by high-end collectors and command top dollar on the secondary market. A willing signer, he has all types of memorabilia in the market including photographs, pucks, jerseys and sticks.
Top 3 Sidney Crosby Rookie Hockey Cards
Population reports current as of 10/13.
The defining card for any Sidney Crosby collection. This short-printed base card features no serial numbering, autograph or memorabilia. However, because of the long-standing popularity of the Young Guns rookie set within the checklist of Upper Deck's base hockey brand, few cards can compete with its desirability amongst collectors.
2005-06 Upper Deck Sidney Crosby RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 1,904
Pristine 10: 74
Gem Mint 9.5: 1,274
Mint 9: 465
2005-06 Upper Deck Sidney Crosby RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 438
Gem Mint 10: 302
Mint 9: 102
When it comes to high-end Sidney Crosby rookie cards, look no farther the his card from The Cup by Upper Deck. Featuring a swatch of game used jersey and autograph, the cards are extremely limited with a print run of just 99 serial numbered copies. This highly desirable card can be difficult to find and when they do appear on the secondary market, they command top dollar.
2005-06 The Cup Sidney Crosby RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 54
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 8
Mint 9: 27
2005-06 The Cup Sidney Crosby RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 2
Gem Mint 10: 1
Mint 9: 0
The short-printed nature of the quad diamond rookie cards from the Black Diamond sets, make this Crosby RC particularly attractive to collectors. With foil accents and a great player photo, this is a relatively affordable rookie card of one of the game's greatest players. The card is also available in several parallel versions; of emerald, gold and ruby.
2005-06 Upper Deck Black Diamond Sidney Crosby RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: (394)
Pristine 10: (24)
Gem Mint 9.5:(284)
Mint 9: (65)
2005-06 Upper Deck Black Diamond Sidney Crosby RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 120
Gem Mint 10: 52
Mint 9: 53
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Sidney Crosby Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Sidney Crosby autograph 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. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
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Sidney Crosby Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Sidney Crosby signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- Heavily pronounced letter "S" at a slight, right leaning angle
- A dot is almost always present, signifying the letter 'i"
- Looping letter "y's" at the end of each name
- Jersey number "87" between the letter "C" and "y" of his last name
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Sidney Crosby Fan Shop Apparel and Souvenir Guide
When it comes to team and player loyalty, NHL fans proudly display their colors with everything from jerseys, to outwear, wall decor, collectibles and everything in between. Fans of "Sid the Kid" are no different. With a wide variety of jersey styles and apparel to choose from, we'll help you pick the stuff that's right for you. Having played his entire young career as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby fans can sport a jersey with one of the coolest logos in all of sports. In addition, Crosby has been a member of several Canadian National teams, providing his fans north of the border plenty of gear to sport as well.
Jerseys and Apparel
Manufacturers: Reebok, CCM, Nike
Reebok is currently the officially licensed provider for NHL jerseys. Their top of the line EDGE Authentic jersey is just like what the pros wear which includes an authentic fight strap sewn into the jersey. It's made of a water repellant,250-gram double-knit polyester spandex fabric. Each jersey features sewn twill numbers, names, patches and team logos. They also include the NHL shield sewn on the bottom of the front collar, and the Reebok name embroidered on the back of the neck.
The Reebok Premier jersey is made of a tight weave mesh fabric and features tackle twill letters, numbers, logos and patches. The Reebok logo is embroidered and the collar is a soft rib-knit. Both jerseys are available in home, road and third jersey alternate varieties, the Premier jersey is a detailed replica of the the ones the pros wear.
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Bobbleheads and Figures
No superstar these days can avoid be rendered in 3D figure or bobblehead. Sidney Crosby is no different. Several companies have produced figures and bobble of "Sid the Kid" through the years, with some of the more common manufactures listed below.
Manufacturers: (Figures) - Upper Deck, McFarlane, Lego (Bobbleheads) - Forever Collectibles, Fanatics, SGA
Photographs, Posters and Prints
With amazing speed, dizzying stick-handling skills and an award winning smile, Sidney Crosby is of the subject of interest for photographers wherever he goes. As such, Crosby has a wide array of wall decor and images available to dress up any man-cave, office or child's room. Available as photos only, posters, framed and matted pieces and more, you'll be sure to find a bragging rights piece for the Crosby fan in your life. Some of the more notable rights holders are listed below.
Rights Holders: PhotoFile, Photomint, Frameworth, Highland Mint
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