Top 10 Sidney Crosby Rookie Cards
Since his 2005-06 debut, Sidney Crosby has been one of the most dynamic players in hockey. Collectors have noticed, making Sidney Crosby cards some of the most popular in the hobby. As Crosby continues to pile up the hardware, one can see a legend in the making skating in Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby rookie cards have become legendary as well, with a couple going into the thousands of dollars.
Here are the ten best Sidney Crosby rookie cards on the market:
From the old-fashioned look of 2005-06 Upper Deck Artifacts, this Sidney Crosby rookie stands out at number 10 on the list. With a print run of 750, it's a relatively difficult find for collectors in a product that usually flies under the radar.
Finding Crosby in Black Diamond is like finding a diamond in the rough. This rookie card comes from a product that only features a couple of rookies a box. While the print run isn’t known, it still fetches a lot on the secondary market.
While the 2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy rookie isn't quite as beloved as some other Sidney Crosby rookie cards, its limited print run and the average product price help make it one of the young superstar's top cards.
The 2005-06 Upper Deck Hockey Sidney Crosby is probably his most recognizable and widely collected rookie card. Young Guns cards have been a staple of the flagship brand for years. They are often one of the first rookie cards a young player has.
Although Hot Prospects was one Upper Deck’s lower priced products in 2005-06, there are still some great treasures to be found. One of those is this Sidney Crosby rookie card that features an autograph and jersey swatch from "The Kid." A great addition to your collection, it won't break the bank as much as some of the other autographed Crosby rookies.
Coming out of one of the highest priced products of the season, 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection showcases a limited number of Sidney Crosby rookie autographs. The low print run and high-end price point make it one of the top options for collectors.
The 2005-06 SPx rookie may not be the prettiest card on the list, but it's one of the few autographed memorabilia cards Crosby had in his rookie year. The limited print run makes it that much harder to find. Collectors have responded with high secondary market values.
The SP Authentic brand is extremely popular with rookie card collectors. When the brand debuted, it was originally one of the high-end products. The name carries itself today and features beautiful on-card rookie "Future Watch" autographs. Although not the rarest Sidney Crosby rookie, the brand recognition bolsters its popularity tremendously.
An iconic card of its own, 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice is the most valuable of the non-autographed Sidney Crosby rookie cards. With just 99 copies available, it's also one the most sought after. His 2005-06 Upper Deck Young Guns short print may be the most recognizable, but many collectors would rather have this one in their collections. There is something about those Ice Premieres and their see-through acetate stock that makes collectors smile.
The Holy Grail of all Sidney Crosby cards is his 2005-06 The Cup rookie, which comes with both an on-card autograph and a patch swatch. Coming from the most expensive product in hockey, it is one the rarest of all his rookie cards. The 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup Sidney Crosby can fetch numbers that few athletes can ever hope to achieve. You want to buy it? Be prepared to put down the same amount of money as you might for a low-end new car fresh off the lot.
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