Complete Guide to Tomas Hertl Rookie Cards

Complete Guide to Tomas Hertl Rookie Cards

Tomas Hertl made quite the entrance to the NHL, totaling seven points, including six goals, in his first three games. This was capped off with a ridiculous four-goal performance against the New York Rangers. Although he cooled off as the season progressed and then suffered a serious injury, Tomas Hertl rookie cards are proving to be some of the most popular hockey cards of the year.

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The Czech-born center was taken by the San Jose Sharks with the 17th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. However, he did not sign a contract with the Sharks until 2013, electing to spend the 2012-13 season with his Czech team, HC Slavia Praha. He joined the team for the 2013-14 season and his early success resulted in a Rookie of the Month award in October. After his fast start to the 2013-14 season, Hertl suffered a knee injury that required surgery, and he missed most of the year. Now completely healed, Hertl looks to pick up where he left off before his injury.

Outside of his NHL rookie cards, Tomas Hertl has a handful of cards produced in the Czech Republic prior to his arrival in the US. In particular, his 2011-12 OFS Signatures cards remain popular on the secondary market when they surface.

Get specifics on all Tomas Hertl rookie cards below. Since several cards came as updates to previous products, they may not be considered true rookies by some collectors. In those instances, the actual product where the card is found is noted in the listing. Following the rookie card guide, there is also a list of the top Tomas Hertl Czech pre-rookie cards.

Tomas Hertl Rookie Card Guide

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2013-14 Fleer Showcase Tomas Hertl RC #203 Autographed Jersey #/175

While the card design does a solid job masking the sticker autograph, this fact does not mesh well with the overall quality of the card.  Still, the nice patch and limited print run makes for a good Tomas Hertl rookie card.

2014 Fleer Showcase Tomas Hertl RC 203 Autographed Jersey Image

2013-14 O-Pee-Chee (UD2) Tomas Hertl #625

Checking in with one of the most basic and budget-friendly rookie card options, OPC offers a simple Tomas Hertl rookie card and a variety of parallels. The card is available as update in 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey.

2013 14 O Pee Chee Tomas Hertl RC 625 210x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Contenders Tomas Hertl RC #271 Autograph

Although the Contenders brand has been extended to hockey and basketball, it still does not come close to the interest for the football product. Despite this, the large on-card signature is a huge positive for collectors. Although the cards are not numbered, Panini revealed that the base version is limited to 200 to 400 copies and the rare variation show on the right is limited to 50 copies. There is also another sepia variation, shown below, limited to 25 or less.

2013 14 Panini Contenders Hockey Rookie Ticket Autograph 271 Tomas Hertl 212x300 Image2013 14 Panini Contenders Hockey Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation 251 Tomas Hertl 214x300 Image

2013 14 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation II Sepia Tomas Hertl 217x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Crown Royale Tomas Hertl RC #185 Autographed Jersey #/99

One of the most popular Panini rookie designs, Silhouettes showcase a larger jersey patch and on-card signature for Tomas Hertl. The low print run keeps the values higher.

2013 14 Panini Crown Royale Tomas Hertl RC 185 Autographed Jersey 214x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Dominion Tomas Hertl RC #205 Autographed Jersey #/99

Dominion is one of the most premium hockey offerings and it makes sense why this card commands some of the highest values on the list. Foil accents and a small patch give the card an elegant feel and there is ample signing space for the on-card signature.

2013 14 Panini Dominion Tomas Hertl RC 205 Autographed Jersey 211x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Luxury Suite Tomas Hertl RC #120 Autographed Jersey #/99

With a name like Luxury Suite, expectations might be a little off based on the end result. A sticker autograph and boring one-color patch cannot be overlooked, even with the limited print run.

2013 14 Panini Luxury Suite Tomas Hertl RC 120 Autographed Jersey Image

2013-14 Panini National Treasures Tomas Hertl RC #217 Autographed Jersey #/99

Outside of The Cup, no other hockey brand commands more high-end respect than National Treasures. The unique design, large patch and on-card autograph makes this arguably the top Tomas Hertl rookie card to own.

2013 14 Panini National Treasures 217 Tomas Hertl 214x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Playbook Tomas Hertl RC #144 Autographed Jersey #/199

Playbook is a great alternative if you are tired of the familiar autographed jersey rookie card that is common on this list. While they are plain, two larger jersey pieces make for a collage set around an autograph.

2013 14 Panini Playbook Tomas Hertl RC 144 Autographed Jersey Image

2013-14 Panini Prime Tomas Hertl RC #153 Autographed Jersey #/199

Boasting all the attributes of a high-end card, Hertl's Prime rookie sacrifices little and still can be had for a reasonable amount. Part of this can be attributed to the print run, but this is one of the best values on the list.

2013 14 Panini Prime Tomas Hertl RC 153 Autographed Jerse Image

2013-14 Panini Prizm (Rookie Anthology) Tomas Hertl #388 

Another update, this Tomas Hertl rookie card was added to Rookie Anthology and presents a simple budget option for collectors.

2013 14 Panini Prizm Tomas Hertl RC 388  216x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Rookie Anthology Tomas Hertl RC #179 Autographed Jersey #/249

Rookie Anthology is packed with updates from other products, but is also includes true rookie cards for Tomas Hertl. Even with the autograph and dual jersey pieces, the print run and sticker make it a budget offering.

2013 14 Panini Rookie Anthology Tomas Hertl RC 179 Autographed Jersey 213x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Select Tomas Hertl RC #305 Autograph #/399

The first Tomas Hertl rookie card to come with an autograph, 2013-14 Select Hockey features a chromium style that's not as common in the sport as it is in baseball and football. The sticker used for the signature takes away some of the appeal, but Select is proving to have some very reasonable prices. Parallels come in several colors and some also have jersey swatches added.

2013 14 Select Tomas Hertl RC 214x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Titanium Tomas Hertl RC #245 #/48

The Tomas Hertl main rookie card found in Titanium appears to be nothing more than a low to mid-level base rookie. However, the card is jersey numbered so there are only 48 cards total, which bumps the appeal slightly. The retail version features a different image and is easier to track down with a print run of 299.

2013 14 Panini Titanium Tomas Hertl RC 48 214x300 Image 2013 14 Panini Titanium Tomas Hertl RC retail 214x300 Image

2013-14 Panini Totally Certified Tomas Hertl RC #233

Arguably one of the better value products from the 2013-14 product lineup, Totally Certified brings a foil-heavy Tomas Hertl rookie card to collectors.

2013 14 Panini Totally Certified Tomas Hertl RC  213x300 Image

2013-14 Score (Rookie Anthology) Tomas Hertl #700

Score remains popular because it is a cheap way to collect the NHL. Although Hertl was not included in the original release, his first Score card came as an update in Rookie Anthology.

2013 14 Score Tomas Hertl RC 700 216x300 Image

2013-14 SP Authentic Tomas Hertl RC #308 Autograph #/999

Other than Contenders, no other card features such an ample signing area and the SP Authentic Future Watch card for Tomas Hertl takes full advantage of this. Despite the high print run, this is still a great overall card.

2013 14 SP Authentic 308 Tomas Hertl 211x300 Image

2013-14 SP Game Used Tomas Hertl RC #135 #/48

Another instance where the print run is tied to jersey number, SP Game Used is more established with collectors, so this Hertl rookie carries more weight. Rare base rookie cards with a quality look are becoming increasingly rare, so this is a great option for those who don't need an autograph included.

2013 14 SP Game Used Tomas Hertl RC 211x300 Image

2013-14 SPx Tomas Hertl RC #159, #203 Autographed Jersey #/249

Collectors are treated to two Tomas Hertl rookies in the SPx base set. The first is a foil card with a larger image of Hertl set to the left of the primary shot. While the card does not look bad, the large white diagonal stripe seems like an odd design choice. There is also an autographed jersey card with two small jersey pieces and a sticker autograph.

2013 14 SPx Tomas Hertl RC Image2013 14 SPx Tomas Hertl RC 203 Autographed Jersey Image

2013-14 Ultimate Collection Tomas Hertl RC #168 Autograph #/99

With only 99 copies and an ornate look, heavy on gold, the Ultimate Collection rookie for Tomas Hertl can match nearly any other rookie card on the list as far as quality.

2013 14 Ultimate Collection Tomas Hertl RC 168 Autograph 213x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck Tomas Hertl RC #248

Part of the popular Young Guns subset, this rookie card may not have much flash but it is one of the most widely collected. As a result, prices are very solid considering its lack of flair. The Upper Deck name is enough to carry it.

2013 14 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Tomas Hertl 214x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond Tomas Hertl RC #227

Another Upper Deck staple, Black Diamond remains a collecting favorite with the familiar design and tiered base set. Included in the Quad Diamond Rookie Gems subset, this mid-level rookie maintains good value.

2013 14 Upper Deck Black Diamond Tomas Hertl RC  215x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck Ice (SPx) Tomas Hertl #131 #/99

Although it carries the Upper Deck Ice name, these acetate cards are found in special bonus packs from SPx boxes. This rare Tomas Hertl Ice Premieres rookie is limited to only 99.

2013 14 Upper Deck Ice Tomas Hertl RC  214x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck MVP Update (UD S2) Tomas Hertl #81

While the first batch of MVP was found in Upper Deck Series 1, this Tomas Hertl rookie card came in the second batch in Series 2. The MVP brand is a low-end option which explains why this card normally carries a budget price tag despite Series 2 only averaging one MVP rookie per box. Since MVP was not a stand-alone release in 2013-14, it is technically an insert.

2013 14 Upper Deck MVP Update Tomas Hertl RC 215x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Autographed Patch Tomas Hertl RC #189 #/99

For many collectors, there is The Cup and then everything else. It is easy to see why based on the premium look, high price tag, on-card autograph and limited run.

2013 14 UD The Cup Rookie Autographed Patch Tomas Hertl RC 189 211x300 Image

2013-14 Upper Deck Trilogy Update (SPx) Tomas Hertl #207 Autograph

Upper Deck Trilogy was an early release this year, but Tomas Hertl was not included in the set. The Trilogy Update that features Hertl is found in SPx. Like the main version, there are three different cards with increased rarity. Each card features a specific image and design, in addition to various print runs. Rounding out the list, Level 1 is numbered to 149, Level 2 is numbered to 49, and Level 3 is numbered to 25.

2013 14 Upper Deck Trilogy Update Tomas Hertl RC Level 1 218x300 Image 2013 14 Upper Deck Trilogy Update Tomas Hertl RC Level 2 213x300 Image 2013 14 Upper Deck Trilogy Update Tomas Hertl RC Level 3 213x300 Image

Czech Tomas Hertl Pre-Rookie Cards

All of the early Tomas Hertl cards come from the Czech OFS brand and feature a relatively simple design. The available cards are mostly base offerings, but an autographed version was released in the 2011-12 product. There are also a few parallels offered for the 2012-13 cards. Limited supply makes these options more rare, but you can check out the available options on eBay here.

  • 2009-10 OFS National Team U17 Tomas Hertl #18
  • 2010-11 OFS National Team U18 Tomas Hertl #16
  • 2011-12 OFS Tomas Hertl #178
  • 2011-12 OFS Signatures Tomas Hertl #40
  • 2012-13 OFS Tomas Hertl #208
  • 2012-13 OFS Exclusive Tomas Hertl #92

2011 12 Czech OFS Signatures Tomas Hertl 40 212x300 Image

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2013-14 SPX 159 Tomas Hertl Rookie RC Sharks
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2013-14 SP Authentic 184 Tomas Hertl RC Moments Short Print Sharks
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2013-14 SP Authentic 93-94 Retro Silver Skates 24 Tomas Hertl RC Sharks
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2013-14 National Treasures Rookie Treasures Tag TOMAS HERTL 5 5
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2013-14 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie card# 248 of Tomas Hertl
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2013-14 national treasures timeline Tomas Hertl rookie jersey 99
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2013-14 UPPER DECK TOMAS HERTL YOUNG GUNS #248 ROOKIE BGS 9.5 RC UD YG 13-14
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TOMAS HERTL 2013-14 National Treasures TIMELINE JERSEY PATCH # 50 3 CLR
$30.00
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13 14 Panini Prime Time Rookies Tomas Hertl Jumbo Jesey RC #'ed 50
$6.99
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13 14 SP Authentic Future Watch Autographed Rookie - Tomas Hertl # 308 999
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User Comments

  1. With all the new sets and varients being released, could we get an updated guide to Hertl cards?

  2. Ray Diamond » It’s on the list. Extremely soon.

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