Eric Lindros Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Eric Lindros

Date of Birth: 2/28/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1990-91
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

At one point, Eric Lindros cards and memorabilia were the hottest in the sport. Playing for a franchise with a rabid fan base like the Philadelphia Flyers can have that effect on a players collectibles. This is especially true when one plays the game with the hard-hitting style in which Lindros did throughout his career.

Lindros had to initially overcome being labeled a prima donna after being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques with the first overall pick in the 1991 draft and then refusing to play for them. His career would be forever compared to that of Peter Forsberg, who was a key part of the trade that brought Lindros to Philadelphia. After scoring at a point-per-game pace his rookie year, the City of Brotherly Love quickly adopted Lindros as a franchise favorite.

As a highly touted NHL prospect, Lindros had minor league cards issued in 1989-90 and again the following year as part of the Oshawa Generals team set. Theses cards are very popular with collectors, particularly those in Canada. As a result, and somewhat surprisingly, they are often counterfeited. Lindros' official rookie cards are part of the 1990-91 Score Hockey set, which has American and Canadian versions.

Eric Lindros eventually became injury prone due to his physical style of play and suffered through many partial seasons during the latter stages of his career. Many people feel that despite being a Hart Trophy winner, he never really lived up to his full potential. A very public feud with Flyers management made him a bit of a pariah in later years, possibly causing Lindros to shy away from the public spotlight. His eventual return to hockey's good graces and fence mending with Flyers general manager, Bobby Clarke, has meant increased accessibility for collectors with regards to autographed memorabilia.

His tumultuous career limited the amount of autographed memorabilia in the market for sometime and supply seems to just now be catching up with demand. This means stable prices for his most popular items which include signed pucks and Flyers jerseys.

Eric Lindros Rookie Cards

 1990-91 Score Eric Lindros RC #440

1990-91 Score Eric Lindros RC #440

Many great first-year players are part of the 1990-91 Score Hockey set. Few, if any, are bigger than Lindros. The card, fittingly, showcases an in-action photo of Lindros retrieving the puck from along the boards, a place he frequently found himself during his career. Lindros signed an exclusive deal with Score before he was drafted. He became a cornerstone for the brand and this card was extremely popular when it was first released. It isn't worth nearly as much as it once was, largely due to its massive availability.

 1990-91 Score Canadian Eric Lindros RC #440

1990-91 Score Canadian Eric Lindros RC #440

While it is nearly identical to the American version, there are two differences. First is the color of the Score logo on the front. The Canadian version is red while the American version is blue. Secondly, the text on the back of the Canadian card is printed in English and French.

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2001-02 BAP Ultimate Memorabilia Name Plates Jersey #10 Eric Lindros 50
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2015 LEAF ITG USED GAME JERSEY AUTO ERIC LINDROS
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1992-93 Bowman #442 Eric Lindros Blue Proof RC
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2002-03 BAP All-Star Edition Jerseys #AS-56 Eric Lindros
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July 1991 Beckett Hockey Price Guide NHL - #8 Eric Lindros & John Cullen
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2002-03 BAP First Edition Montreal Collectors #325 Eric Lindros UC 4 10
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2002-03 BAP Memorabilia Ruby #236 Eric Lindros P.Brendl 134 200
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1992-93 Bowman #442 Eric Lindros RC
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2001-02 BAP All-Star Teammates #AST34 Wayne Gretzky Mike Modano Eric Lindros
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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