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Joe Pavelski Rookie Card Checklist and Guide

Joe Pavelski

Date of Birth: 7/11/1984
Rookie Card Year: 2006-07
Investment Rating: 6.5


Joe Pavelski cards don't get a lot of love in the hobby. Probably less than they deserve. One of the NHL's top goal scorers, a stat that often draws a lot of attention with fans and collectors, Pavelski continues to slip largely under the radar. And while his cards will likely never command huge amounts, his ability to find the back of the net leaves some room for potential growth.

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Joe Pavelski rookie cards can be found in ten sets from 2006-07, a year headlined by Evgeni Malkin. This is actually a fairly low number. Making them more accessible to collectors is the fact that none have exceptionally low print runs. Also, few have other premium elements like autographs and memorabilia incorporated into them.

Pavelski has been a consistent scorer for the San Jose Sharks for several years. Twenty goals a season is a given. However, the last few seasons, he's emerged as a premier scorer. Pavelski broke the 40-goal plateau for the first time in 2013-14.

Despite his strong play, there are a couple of things that will likely hold back his overall appeal in the hobby. The first is age. He's breaking out in what's likely the second half of his career. This will make it very tough for him to pile up the type of career numbers required to become a part of the hockey card elite. On top of this is the fact that the Sharks have consistently underachieved in the postseason. Not only do collectors like winners, but a deep run in the playoffs would allow Pavelski to showcase his talents to national audiences, something that doesn't happen very often playing on the west coast.

Joe Pavelski Rookie Card Checklist

2006-07 Be A Player Joe Pavelski #239 #/999

This is one for those who prefer portraits over action shots. Numbered to 999, supply is somewhat limited but it's still not overly difficult to find. Be A Player isn't a brand that's held in the highest regard and is usually noted for its focus on autographs than base cards.

2006-07 Be A Player Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 Beehive Joe Pavelski #149

Beehive has a storied history in the hobby. Unfortunately, for this Joe Pavelski rookie card, it's focused more on vintage premiums than modern hockey cards. Not numbered and not overly attractive, this is one of the Sharks sniper's least desirable rookies.

2006-07 Beehive Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 Flair Showcase Joe Pavelski #326

The revived Flair Showcase brand doesn't have the same prestige as it did about a decade earlier. Available only in special update packs, it's one of the more valuable Joe Pavelski rookie cards despite its lack of serial number.

2006-07 Flair Showcase Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 Hot Prospects Joe Pavelski #176 #/1999

While many of the top rookies in 2006-07 Hot Prospects come with autographed jersey cards, Pavelski is one of those that fall on the much plainer side. Not only does it lack the premium elements but it has a high print run of 1999 copies.

2006-07 Hot Prospects Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 O-Pee-Chee Joe Pavelski #595

Part of the Marquee Rookies subset in 2006-07 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, Joe Pavelski is a short print. But it's still one of his most affordable and readily available rookie cards. This is the first O-Pee-Chee set issued after the classic hockey brand was acquired by Upper Deck.

2006-07 O-Pee-Chee Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 SP Authentic Joe Pavelski #219 #/999

This would have been a much more desirable card if it was autographed as that's a big part of the brand's identity. For whatever reason, Pavelski wasn't among those to get the autograph treatment. And while it's still one of his top rookie cards, a lot of collectors probably wonder what might have been.

2006-07 SP Authentic Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 Upper Deck Joe Pavelski #487

You can never go wrong with Upper Deck Young Guns rookie cards. Although not serial numbered, it is a short print. It's readily available but widely traded as well. Since the Young Guns went to a short print format, they've emerged as some of the top cards for player collectors, rookie card collectors and set builders.

2006-07 Upper Deck Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 Upper Deck Artifacts Joe Pavelski #271 #/599

Numbered to 599, this is one of Joe Pavelski's rarer rookie cards. And it's that print run that gives it the majority of its appeal. Artifacts is traditionally driven by memorabilia and autographs with the numbered rookies taking secondary billing.

2006-07 Upper Deck Sweet Shot Joe Pavelski #151 Jersey #/499

Outside of The Cup, 2006-07 Upper Deck Sweet Shot Hockey is the only set to have a memorabilia swatch as part of a Joe Pavelski base set rookie card. Numbered to 499, it's also his second rarest rookie card.

2006-07 Upper Deck Sweet Shot Joe Pavelski RC

2006-07 Upper Deck The Cup Joe Pavelski #152 Auto Patch #/249

The 2006-07 Upper Deck The Cup Joe Pavelski is his most valuable rookie card and it's not even close. Numbered to 249, it's his rarest rookie base card. It's also the only one to have an autograph. And the only one with a patch swatch. To top things off, The Cup is held in the highest of regards when it comes to high-end cards.While you're not looking at paying thousands like a lot of superstars, you could probably buy one of each of all Pavelski's other rookie cards and still pay less than you would for one of these.

2006-07 Upper Deck The Cup Joe Pavelski RC

Top eBay Listings

15-16 UD Black Pro Penmanship Joe Pavelski Auto Autograph Card
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Joe Pavelski 2006-2007 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card #487 San Jose Sharks
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JOE PAVELSKI 15-16 UD Artifacts Jersey Patch EMERALD 28 75
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2015-16 Black Diamond Joe Pavelski Jersey Patch Prime #D22 35 #BDBJP *53198
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2016-17 UD ICE SIGNATURE SWATCHES JOE PAVELSKI AUTO
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8 Lot Logan Couture Joe Pavelski Marleau Thornton San Jose Sharks Puck BV $50
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15-16 OPC Platinum team logos autograph SP - Joe Pavelski auto
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2015-16 Black Diamond Signature Placards #SPJP Joe Pavelski
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2016-17 SP Authentic Spectrum Autographs #16 Joe Pavelski
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15 16 UPPER DECK PORTFOLIO PROFILES DUAL MATERIALS JOE PAVELSKI SHARKS *21121
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JOE PAVELSKI RC 2006-07 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CARD #487 SHARKS
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JOE PAVELSKI RC 2006-07 SP AUTHENTIC FUTURE WATCH CARD #219 SER #309 999
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JOE PAVELSKI RC BGS 9.5 POP 1 1 2006-07 FLEER HOT PROSPECTS CARD #176 1971 1999
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2016-17 Upper Deck UD GAME JERSEY RELIC #GJ-JP JOE PAVELSKI San Jose Sharks
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JOE PAVELSKI 2013-14 UPPER DECK BLACK DIAMOND SAPPHIRE AUTO TRUE 1 1 BGS Auth 10
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Joe Pavelski 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy Signature Pucks Autograph (08 16) His #!
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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.


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