Rookie Card Year: 2010-11
Investment Rating: 5.0 (Average)
Selected as the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes found a diamond in the rough with Jeff Skinner. The forward has an instinctive ability to be in the right place at the right time. His puck awareness and ice vision helped him rack up 63 points in his rookie campaign (31 goals and 32 assists).
Skinner was named to the 2010-11 All-Star Game, replacing the injured Sidney Crosby. He was the first 18-year-old since Steve Yzerman to be named to the game's starting roster. Exceeding many critics' expectations, Skinner topped all freshman en route to capturing the league's Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
Skinner has 18 different rookie cards, half of which are autographed. They are available at multiple price points for collectors of every budget, but it is his 2010-11 Upper Deck Young Guns card that draws the most consistent interest. Playing in a smaller market has hindered his hobby stature, however, only slightly. The Hurricanes are recent Stanley Cup Champions and have displayed a dedication to winning, earning the team, and its players, a loyal fan following.
Top Jeff Skinner Rookie Cards
The top Jeff Skinner rookie card, it is numbered to 99 and contains an on-card autograph and patch. The foil accents and overall design makes it an attractive piece and the cornerstone of any Skinner player collection.
A worthy competitor to The Cup, his Dominion rookie is also numbered to 99 and also comes with a jersey patch and on-card signature. Laid out horizontally it also offers a clean design providing a tough choice for collectors.
The unique design of the Crown Royale Rookie Silhouettes makes this Skinner rookie card a nice alternative to either of the aforementioned cards. While it is also limited to 99 copies and contains an on-card autograph, the placement of the memorabilia allows for a larger swatch. It is inset in the card behind a die-cut image of Skinner, surrounding him in material and makes for a very cool effect.
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Jeff Skinner Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Jeff Skinner's authentic signature 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.
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Jeff Skinner Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jeff Skinner signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- Jeff Skinner's is a very difficult signature to analyze as few letters are legible.
- The signature is quickly written and very fluid with few stops and starts.
- The signature is written on an elevated angle of about 20 degrees with a right leaning slant.
- Look for the first character to look like a tall and rounded at the top numeral "7."
- A line that starts to the right crosses the first character making a point and then curls under forming a backward looking "c."
- At the end of the "c" a line comes back to the right to start the next character which consists of a downward line into what looks like a lower case "m."
- A long, straight diagonal line crosses the previous character.
- He often inscribes his jersey "53."
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