What's Hot in 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey?

What’s Hot in 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey?

2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection has seen some impressive action on the secondary market since its release. Within a couple of weeks, five cards saw four-figure sales. Leading the way are one-of-one autographed NHL shield cards. They come from a pair of sets: Ultimate Autographed Rookies Shield cards and Ultimate Signature Logos.

Topping all early 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey sales on eBay was an Ultimate Autographed Rookies Shield of Gabriel Landeskog. The redemption card featuring the Calder Trophy winner closed at $4,000. Up next was a Mark Scheifele from the same set, which sold for $3,000. Other Ultimate Autographed Rookie Shields among the top ten early sales include Mika Zibanejad ($2,000) and Raphael Diaz ($650).

Although not reaching quite the same heights as the rookie logos, the Ultimate Signature Logos are still extremely hot. A Ray Bourque was purchased for $1,000. Not far behind was an Eric Lindros redemption, which sold for $950. Others in the top ten include Erik Karlsson ($860 - redemption) and Thomas Vanek ($655.32).

A couple of months ago, Upper Deck reminded collectors that Sidney Crosby is elusive when it comes to multi-signed cards. So when they show up, they command a premium. Case in point, a redemption for an Ultimate Dual Auto Patches that pairs Crosby with Mario Lemieux was snatched up for $1,500.

Wayne Gretzky continues to show his hobby clout. His 1997 Legends Signatures card sold for $676.66. Not surprisingly, his autograph is one of the toughest to find in the set.

Top-Selling 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey Cards

Data based on realized eBay sales through August 23.

1. Ultimate Autographed Rookies Shield Gabriel Landeskog Redemption 1/1 - $4,000

2. Ultimate Autographed Rookies Shield Mark Scheifele 1/1 - $3,000

3.Ultimate Autographed Rookies Shield Mika Zibanejad 1/1 - $2,000

4. Ultimate Dual Auto Patches Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby Redemption #/5 - $1,500

5. Ultimate Signature Logos Ray Bourque 1/1 -$1,000

6. Ultimate Signature Logos Eric Lindros Redemption 1/1 - $950

7. Ultimate Signature Logos Erik Karlsson Redemption 1/1 - $860

8. 1997 Legends Signatures Wayne Gretzky - $676.66

9. Ultimate Signature Logos Thomas Vanek 1/1 - $655.32

10. Ultimate Autographed Rookies Shield Raphael Diaz 1/1 - $650

Top eBay Listings

2011-12 ULTIMATE COLLECTION JARI KURRI AUTO AUTOGRAPH PATCH # 8 10 OILERS
$149.99

2011-12 ULTIMATE COLLECTION JARI KURRI 1997 LEGENDS AUTO AUTOGRAPH OILERS SP
$39.99

2011-12 ULTIMATE COLLECTION MARIO LEMIEUX AUTO AUTOGRAPH DUAL JERSEY # 16 25
$249.99

11-12 Ultimate Collection Signatures Autograph Auto Matt Frattin RC Toronto
$5.49

11 12 Ultimate Collection Signatures Autograph - Mark Scheifele # US-MS
$12.74

11-12 Ultimate Collection Legends Bill Barber auto autograph #AL-19 *36061
$25.00

11-12 Ultimate Collection Signatures Jordan Eberle autograph auto rookie *46218
$20.00

11-12 UD ULTIMATE COLLECTION SIGNATURES AUTOGRAPH #US-JT JOHN TAVARES AUTO NYI
$13.00

11-12 Ultimate Collection Signatures Autograph Auto Bobby Ryan Ducks Senators
$6.49

RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS 2011-12 ULTIMATE SIGNATURES RC ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP
$119.99

2011-12 Ultimate 1997 Legends Autograph Guy Lafleur #AL15
$11.16

Sean Couturier 11 12 Ultimate Collection Autograph
$10.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection and can be found onGoogle+.

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