Rookie Card Year: 2003-04
Investment Rating: 6.5
With an up-and-down career, Marc-Andre Fleury cards and autographed memorabilia have seen similar fluctuations.
In desperate need of goaltending, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Fleury with the first overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. While he would eventually win a Stanley Cup Championship with the team in 2009, he has often struggled. The Penguins, however, have not wavered in their commitment to him.
As the number one overall draft pick, Fleury has an exceptional number of rookie cards, 41 in total. They range from low-cost base cards to near four-figure high-end cards with low serial numbering, autographs and multi-color patches.
In addition to his rookie cards, Fleury has three team-issued cards from his days with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL.
He also has several cards from his rookie season that do not officially qualify for rookie card status as they are inserts or come from minor league sets. These include several cards from Be A Player.
Being groomed at a young age for the NHL has its rewards. In-demand autographs is one of them. Winning a Stanley Cup and representing Canada in international competitions have also increased demand for his signature.
Top Marc-Andre Fleury Rookie Cards
This card has all the key elements high-end collectors look for in a rookie card: low serial numbering, sizable photo, multi-color patch and on-card signature. This is the Marc-Andre Fleury rookie card that consistently sells for the most money.
Upper Deck Young Guns rookie cards have a tremendous brand affinity. Collectors hold the card in very high regard and professionally graded samples returning top grades carry a significant premium. This might not be the most valuable Fleury rookie, but it is one of the most heavily traded and iconic.
The SPx card also has similar design elements but lacks an on-card signature. It also has a relatively high serial numbering in comparison to Fleury's Premiere RC.
Many collectors simply want a clean design, large photograph and on-card signature. This is the card they often gravitate towards. Like Upper Deck Young Guns, SP Authentic also has very strong brand recognition, both with player collectors and set builders.
Marc-Andre Fleury Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 BAP Memorabilia #183
- 2003-04 Beehive #229
- 2003-04 ITG Action #601 #/321
- 2003-04 O-Pee-Chee #340
- 2003-04 Pacific #358
- 2003-04 Pacific Calder #130 #/775
- 2003-04 Pacific Crown Royale #131 #/575
- 2003-04 Pacific Crown Royale Retail #131 #/899
- 2003-04 Pacific Exhibit #234 #/975
- 2003-04 Pacific Heads Up #130 #/899
- 2003-04 Pacific Invincible #121 #/799
- 2003-04 Pacific Invincible Retail #121
- 2003-04 Pacific Prism #160 #/975
- 2003-04 Pacific Quest for the Cup #131 #/950
- 2003-04 Pacific Supreme #133 #/775
- 2003-04 Pacific Supreme Retail #133
- 2003-04 Private Stock Reserve Retail #134 #/1299
- 2003-04 Titanium Retail #132 #/750
- 2003-04 Topps #340
- 2003-04 Topps C55 #151
- 2003-04 Topps Pristine #104 #/1199
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Classic Portraits #167 /1150
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Victory #210
- 2003-04 Upper Deck MVP #461
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 Bowman Chrome #152 Autograph #/250
- 2003-04 ITG Used Signature Series #134 Autograph #/135
- 2003-04 Pacific Luxury Suite #96 Autographed Puck #/299
- 2003-04 Pacific Private Stock Reserve #134 #/99
- 2003-04 Pacific Titanium #132 #/99
- 2003-04 Parkhurst Rookie #200 Autographed Jersey #/100
- 2003-04 SP Authentic #153 Autograph #/900
- 2003-04 SP Game Used #91 #/99
- 2003-04 SPx #222 Autographed Jersey #/500
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Ice #130 #/99
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Premier Collection #117 Autographed Patch #/99
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Update #159 Dual Autograph with Patrick Roy #/199
Marc-Andre Fleury Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Marc-Andre Fleury 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. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Marc Andre Fleury Cut Signature Exemplar:
Marc-Andre Fleury Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Marc-Andre Fleury signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- It is very quickly written and brief.
- The letter "M" displays the two parallel lines, usually with a slight curve to them. The dip in the middle is shallow or non-existent.
- A very small "a" is noticeable in Marc but the letter "r-c" is absent.
- The "F" resembles a numeral "7" with a fish hook running through it horizontally.
- His jersey number "29" is usually present.
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