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

2008-09 SPX Jersey Autograph 499 Steven Stamkos Rookie Graded BCCG 9 *175
$259.95

2008-09 Ultimate Collection Signatures Auto Steven Stamkos Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$99.95

Steven Stamkos Clear Cloth PATCH 5 5! 2013-14 Panini Totally Certified MINT TBL!
$200.00

10-11 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Autographed Jerseys Steven Stamkos 25 SICK
$60.00

Steven Stamkos Autographed Buyback Artifacts 16 25
$400.00

2013 Black Friday Progression Proof - Steven Stamkos - Lightning - Blank Back 5
$15.96

10-11 UD Serie 1 All-World Team AW-32 STEVEN STAMKOS SP
$11.19

10-11 SP Game Used Steven Stamkos St.Louis 15 Auto Jersey Inked Sweaters 2010
$71.99

2014-15 OPC O-PEE-CHEE Platinum Red Prizm #62 STEVEN STAMKOS 97 135
$11.44

10-11 Upper Deck SP Authentic Steven Stamkos Chirography Autograph 50
$12.00

13-14 Upper Deck Steven Stamkos 25 Auto Buyback Artifacts 2013 Buy Back
$71.99

2012-2013 Steven Stamkos Autofacts
$32.82

2014 15 UPPER DECK STEVEN STAMKOS UD PORTRAITS GOLD PARALLEL CARD #d 25
$11.44

2014 15 UPPER DECK TRILOGY STEVEN STAMKOS RADIANT BLACK PARALLEL CARD #69 #d2 3.
$76.31

2003 Steven Stamkos Pee-Wee Danone rookie gem 10 Rare
$22.49

STEVEN STAMKOS 2010 2011 LUXURY SUITE JERSEY PATCH #66 148 150
$20.96
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Rookie Cards

Steven Stamkos Rookie Card Checklist

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Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

2008-09 SPX Jersey Autograph 499 Steven Stamkos Rookie Graded BCCG 9 *175
$259.95

2008-09 Ultimate Collection Signatures Auto Steven Stamkos Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$99.95

2003 Steven Stamkos Pee-Wee Danone rookie gem 10 Rare
$22.49

UPPER DECK 08 09 STEVEN STAMKOS BLK DIAMOND ROOKIE CARD TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
$24.99

Steven Stamkos Rookie Card BGS
$10.00

2008-09 UPPER DECK STEVEN STAMKOS RC #245 BGS 9.5 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
$165.00

08-09 THE CUP STEVEN STAMKOS ROOKIE RC 4CLR PATCH LIMITED LOGOS AUTO 50 L@@K
$450.00

08-09 SPX Steven Stamkos 66 99 RC Spxcitement Extremely Rare Rookie L@@K Steve
$228.95
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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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Top eBay Listings

STEVEN STAMKOS signed Tampa Bay Lightning GAME Puck w PSA COA
$99.95

Steven Stamkos Signed Framed 11x17 Photo Display JSA Lightning
$59.99

Steven stamkos signed official NHL game puck tampa lightning jsa coa
$99.00

Steven Stamkos Signed Reebok Premier Jersey Inscribed Stammer JSA LOA COA
$250.00

Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning Signed 11x14 Photo JSA #M65143 Autograph NHL
$99.99

Steven Stamkos Autographed Signed Tampa Bay Lightning 11x14 Photograph (PSA)
$79.95

STEVEN STAMKOS signed Autographed Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Puck PSA
$49.99

STEVEN STAMKOS SIGNED AUTO RAWLINGS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TAMPA LIGHTNING JSA
$134.99
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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 or Google+.

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