Steven Stamkos Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Steven Stamkos

Date of Birth: 2/7/1990
Rookie Card Year: 2008-09
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Steven Stamkos cards are among the most popular in the hobby. The centre came into the NHL in 2008-09 with early comparisons to Wayne Gretzky. Expectations from the Tampa Bay Lightning and the league were high. The first pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, he performed decently in his first season but was unable to match the lofty expectations put before him. As a result, many collectors tried to cut their losses by quickly selling their Steven Stamkos cards before he was officially labeled as a bust and values plummeted. A dominant sophomore season put him back on the map as an elite young talent and collectors rushed to get Steven Stamkos cards and memorabilia once again.

Stamkos has asserted himself as a perennial Hart Trophy candidate as the league's MVP. The young centre became only the sixth player in history to notch two seasons with 50 or more goals before age 23.

Clearly, number one picks do not normally take anyone in the collecting world by surprise, but his relatively disappointing start helped mask the brilliance for at least one season. It also kept prices of Steven Stamkos cards and memorabilia in check. Even though the values of Steven Stamkos cards have picked up considerably, given his young age and potential, there is still plenty of room for growth. The one knock against him at this point is that the Tampa Bay area is not a traditionally strong market for hockey and this will limit his exposure.

Steven Stamkos has over 20 rookie cards that fall across all budgets. The top three cards are all numbered to 99.

Top Steven Stamkos Rookie Cards

2008-09 Upper Deck The Cup Steven Stamkos RC #150 Autographed Patch #/99

2008 09 The Cup Steven Stamkos Image

The holy grail of Steven Stamkos cards, his rookie from 2008-09 Upper Deck The Cup features an on-card autograph and a small, diamond-shaped patch piece. Be prepared to drop a couple of mortgage-sized payments for this rare gem.

2008-09 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Steven Stamkos RC #102 Autograph #/99

2008 09 Ultimate Collection Steven Stamkos Image

Another top option among that features an on-card autograph, 2008-09 Ultimate Collection represents a slightly cheaper alternative to The Cup. While it does not contain a jersey piece, the card is still limited to 99. For those reasons, this will always be among the top Steven Stamkos cards.

2008-09 Upper Deck Ice Steven Stamkos RC #184 #/99

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Despite not featuring patches or autographs, 2008-09 Upper Deck Ice has built a strong reputation among rookie collectors. The acetate card features a slashing background that matches the Lightnings' team colors and should remain a collector favorite based on the limited print run.

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2012-13 Fleer Retro Flair Showcase Hot Shots #20 Steven Stamkos 2P22
$14.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS 13-14 Totally Certified CLEAR CLOTH PATCH ***02 10***
$89.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS J.T. BROWN 12-13 Prime "Prime Duals" # 200 Tampa Bay Lightning
$14.99
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2008-09 UPPER DECK ROOKIE MATERIALS STEVEN STAMKOS RC JERSEY CARD
$25.00
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2011-12 SCORE - STEVEN STAMKOS SUDDEN DEATH ALL STAR PARALLEL 5!!!
$29.99
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11-12 ITG Ultimate Idols Jersey Steve Yzerman & Steven Stamkos #20 24
$59.19
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10-11 2010-11 CERTIFIED STEVEN STAMKOS TOP CHOICE DRAFT 500 2 LIGHTNING
$11.99
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Lot of 4 Steven Stamkos RCs: Including Graded 10 RC
$55.00
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Steven Stamkos Future Watch 9.5!!! 349 999 Hockey Card
$399.99
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2013-14 13 14 PRIME NAIL YAKUPOV STEVEN STAMKOS PRIME DUALS #119 200 !!
$24.99
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24 DIFFERENT STEVEN STAMKOS CARDS [See Scans] +FREE Shipping!
$14.95
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10-11 UD ARTIFACTS TREASURED SWATCHES JERSEY STEVEN STAMKOS
$12.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS BRETT CONNOLLY 2011-12 PANINI DOMINION PENPALS DUAL AUTOS 17 50
$10.50
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Steven Stamkos 2013-14 Upper Deck Lord Stanley's Heroes 1:720 Packs SSP RARE
$27.99
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11-12 PANINI ELITE SERIES 6 CARD SET OF STEVEN STAMKOS CARDS ALL ARE M NM
$11.95
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2008-09 UD RC Steven Stamkos Young Guns Rookie Card #245 Graded BGS 9 w 9.5 x 2
$91.91
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Rookie Cards

Steven Stamkos Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

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Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2008 09 Upper Deck Steven Stamkos Image

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2008-09 UPPER DECK ROOKIE MATERIALS STEVEN STAMKOS RC JERSEY CARD
$25.00
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Lot of 4 Steven Stamkos RCs: Including Graded 10 RC
$55.00
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2008-09 UD RC Steven Stamkos Young Guns Rookie Card #245 Graded BGS 9 w 9.5 x 2
$91.91
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★★(3) 2008-09 Collectors Choice Silver STEVEN STAMKOS RC Lot Mint Lightning
$55.30
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2008-09 Upper Deck MVP Hockey Card #381 Steven Stamkos RC Tampa Bay Lightning
$15.00
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08-09 SP Authentic Steven Stamkos Auto RC Sign Of The Times * Rare Rookie *
$190.00
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2008-09 O-Pee-Chee OPC Steven Stamkos Rookie RC BGS 9.5 w 10 sub O Pee Chee
$49.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS 2008 UD CANADA'S ROOKIES RC GRADED 10 @@
$38.00
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Autograph Guide

Steven Stamkos Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Steven Stamkos' 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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Steven Stamkos Cut Signature Exemplar

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Steven Stankos Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Steven Stamkos signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for, at least some of, the following signature features:

  1. The complex nature of his signature makes it hard to replicate.
  2. Very few letters if any are legible.
  3. Providing an analysis is largely impossible by letter definition, instead look for some of the following shapes.
  4. At the start you can see a heart sharp on about a 45 degree angle, this sits atop a character that looks like the classic arcade game Pac-Man.
  5. Moving to the end of the signature, you can make out a "k" with the angled lines on the right curling in slightly to "grab" the letter "o" which is discernible.

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Steven Stamkos Autographed Signed 8x10 Tampa Bay Lightning GAI
$39.99
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Steven Stamkos Hand Signed JSA Certified Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey size 52 XL
$249.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS Signed Puck Break Through Display UDA LE
$549.00
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Steven Stamkos Hand Signed 8x10 Photo Tampa Bay Lightning JSA Cert #K06052
$84.99
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Steven Stamkos Hand Signed 8x10 Photo Tampa Bay Lightning JSA #K06053 Autograph
$84.99
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Steven Stamkos Signed 11x14 Tampa Bay Lightings PSA DNA
$124.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS SIGNED TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PUCK PSA DNA V72348
$99.99
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STEVEN STAMKOS SIGNED TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PUCK PSA DNA V72347
$99.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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