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Alexander Ovechkin Card and Memorabilia Buying Guide

Alexander Ovechkin

Date of Birth: 9/17/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 8.0


Alexander Ovechkin is one of the best players in the NHL. He also represents one of the stronger investment opportunities for hockey fans. Along with Sidney Crosby, Ovechkin's popularity with collectors has been on the rise since he started his professional career with the Washington Capitals in 2005.  His fiercely competitive nature may polarize fans, but there's no denying his drawing power in the hockey world.

As such, Alexander Ovechkin rookie card collectors are among the most loyal in the hobby. The Russian gets a further boost thanks to his international appeal.

Although few will question his abilities, Ovechkin had been unable to transfer it to playoff success. That changed in 2018 as Ovechkin finally won the Stanley Cup.

The Alexander Ovechkin rookie card checklist can be seen using the tab above and we also have a guide to the top 10 Ovi rookie cards.

Top Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Hockey Cards

2005-06 UD The Cup Alexander Ovechkin RC #179 Autographed Jersey #/99

There is no question which Alexander Ovechkin rookie claims the top spot. His 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup rookie card has both an on-card autograph and a premium jersey swatch. It's also numbered to 99. Whenever one of these elusive cards surfaces, high values follow.

2005-06 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin RC #190 Autograph #/999

Even though it has the highest print run of his autographed rookies, the 2005-06 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin release has strong appeal with collectors based on its on-card signature and longstanding Future Watch brand appeal.

2005-06 SPx Alexander Ovechkin RC #190 Autographed Jersey #/499

This 2005-06 SPx autographed jersey card is only hindered by its sticker autograph. This Alexander Ovechkin rookie option has a very dynamic design and features a decent sized piece of jersey in the form of an "R."

2005-06 Upper Deck Ice Alexander Ovechkin RC #103 #/99

The only non-autograph on the list, the 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice card has an extremely low print run of 99 numbered copies. The Ovechkin card is further enhanced by its acetate card stock and unique look.

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Rookie Cards

Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Card Checklist

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Autograph Guide

Alexander Ovechkin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Alexander Ovechkin autograph 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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories. Ovechkin also has his own Certification; Ovi8 Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Alexander Ovechkin Cut Signature Exemplar:

Alexander Ovechkin Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Alexander Ovechkin signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Only a couple of letters are distinguishable; "l" and "d" in Alexander
  2. The letter "l" is an over-sized, closed loop, coming off the start of the signature letter "a"
  3. The letter "d" consists of a broad pen stroke as the pen goes up and then down
  4. The remaining part of the signature resembles a capital letter "A" with a circling cross of the slanted lines which finishes with a downward pen stroke

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Signed Stick Pricing:

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Signed 8x10 Pricing:

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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+.

User Comments

  1. i have an upper deck ice ovechkin #103 graded 9 by beckett. i’ve been trying to find a value for it with little success. Can you help me?

  2. bob dominek (ID 36264) Hi Bob, Great card! You might be looking at about $750 – 900 if you went to sell it. They don’t pop up often so it’s hard to tell for certain.

  3. hi i need the Oveany one that has them for salechkin and the Perry to finish my set. do you no any one that has them for sale. thanks for your time.

  4. I had the Ice Ovechkin RC several years ago. Sold it ungraded for about $650. Wish I held onto it.

  5. I have a 2013-2014 upper deck Black Diamond auto 2 cl patch for sale or trade if anyone is interested, I strictly collect black diamond if it’s a trade, thanks

  6. I should mention the auto patch is of ovechkin

  7. cant understand different grading letters can u help me

  8. Hi Dale your asking if anyone has the ovi and the Perry ,are you talking about the 2005/06 sp authentic future watch Auto .if so i have them both graded 9.5 BGS.

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