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

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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

09-10 UD TRILOGY STEVEN STAMKOS ICE SCRIPTS SIGNATURE AUTO #IS-SS - 2009
$14.50

STEVEN STAMKOS 10 11 Certified Auto Autograph Top Choice #5 10 SP Lightning
$99.99

STEVEN STAMKOS 11 12 ITG Ultimate Auto Autograph SP # 19 Lightning Signed
$59.99

STEVEN STAMKOS RICK NASH THORNTON KOVALCHUK 11 ITG Ultimate QUAD Jersey 9 SP
$69.99

08-09 Sp Authentic Steven Stamkos SPA Future Watch Auto Rookie RC # 999
$234.67

STEVEN STAMKOS 2009-10 CHAMPS SIGNATURES CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
$39.99

13-14 Panini Prizm Green Parallel SP #93 STEVEN STAMKOS
$19.99

STEVEN STAMKOS 2010 PANINI LIMITED CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH#37 50
$44.99

1-12 Panini Prime Spectrum Parallel #84 Steven Stamkos 7 25 Tampa Bay Lightning
$15.99

(25) 2012 Sports Illustrated SI for Kids #144 STEVEN STAMKOS Hockey Cards
$24.99

Angelo Esposito Steven Stamkos ITG Duals Rookie Card PG
$12.99

Steven Stamkos 14 15 UD Fleer Showcase RED GLOW Jersey 36
$21.00

2008 9 UD MVP STEVEN STAMKOS ROOKIE RC
$16.98

2009-10 BLACK DIAMOND STEVEN STAMKOS DIE CUT HORIZONTAL
$30.00

2009-10 UD BLACK STEVEN STAMKOS PRIDE OF A NATION AUTO AUTOGRAPH PATCH # 28 35
$249.99

14 15 ITG ULTIMATE VAULT UM8 STEVEN STAMKOS 1 1
$45.00
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Rookie Cards

Steven Stamkos Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

08-09 Sp Authentic Steven Stamkos SPA Future Watch Auto Rookie RC # 999
$234.67

Angelo Esposito Steven Stamkos ITG Duals Rookie Card PG
$12.99

2008 9 UD MVP STEVEN STAMKOS ROOKIE RC
$16.98

08-09 SP AUTHENTIC STEVEN STAMKOS FW PATCH AUTO RC 100 BGS 9.5 TRUE 1 1
$1,995.00

08-09 The Cup , Auto Rookie Draft Boards , Steven Stamkos , # 25 or Less RARE
$999.99

2008 08-09 Collector's Choice Reserve Silver #242 Steven Stamkos RC-parallel
$24.99

2008 08-09 Upper Deck #245 Steven Stamkos YG RC Young Guns rookie
$99.99

2008 08-09 SPx SPxcitement #X70 Steven Stamkos RC-year 187 999
$24.99
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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


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 Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Steven Stamkos Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Steven Stamkos signed Team Canada puck JSA authentication
$99.99

Steven Stamkos " Tampa Bay Lightning " Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$184.99

Steven Stamkos Signed 11x14 Tampa Bay Lightings PSA DNA Autographed Go Bolts #2
$124.98

STEVEN STAMKOS SIGNED EASTON STICK BLADE LIGHTNING JSA
$109.95

Steven Stamkos Lightning Signed Auto 11x14 PHOTO PSA DNA
$99.99

Steven Stamkos Lightning Signed Auto 11x14 PHOTO PSA DNA
$99.99

GEM! L@@K! Steven Stamkos Sidney Crosby DUAL SIGNED 16x20 Glossy Photo- JSA COA
$299.99

STEVEN STAMKOS SIGNED 2006 07 HEROES AND PROSPECTS CARD #80 PSA DNA CERTIFIED
$199.99
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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. In more recent years 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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