Rookie Card Year: 1990-91
Investment Rating: 7.5
As hockey's all-time winningest goalie, Martin Brodeur cards and autograph memorabilia have long been in high demand. Unfortunately for collectors, Brodeur has just two rookie cards. Both cards were produced by Score in 1990-91. It's amazing to think that with the deep rookie class of that year, that rival manufacturers, Upper Deck, Topps and Pro Set missed getting Brodeur into their sets as well.
As an outspoken leader, Brodeur's longevity in the league has created numerous endearing and colorful sound-bytes that have ingratiated him to fans and collectors alike. Drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 20th overall pick in 1990, it is the only team he has ever played for. Not surprisingly, he has been the face of the franchise for three Stanley Cup Championships.
Goalies have always been a unique breed in the hobby. They draw attention from collectors that transcends strict team allegiances. This fact coupled with his winning ways and colorful personality, Martin Brodeur autographed memorabilia continues to have strong demand. While signed jerseys and pucks are the most obvious choices, the equipment specific to goalies are key pieces to target for a collection. The big-ticket items when it comes to goalies are autographed sticks and replica masks, both of which carry a significant premium over other items simply because of supply and demand.
Martin Brodeur Rookie Cards
Featuring a young Brodeur on Draft Day, the patriotic themed design, with its red, white and blue striping, designates Brodeur as a first round draft pick. The blue Score logo on the front is an easy identifier.
Nearly identical to its American counterpart, the subtle difference identifiable on the front of the card is the color of the Score logo. The Canadian version is red. The major difference comes on the back of the card with the text written in both English and French. Neither version is expensive, even high-grade copies certified by PSA or BGS.
Martin Brodeur Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Martin Brodeur'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 Steiner. Click on any of the images below to view full-size photos.
Martin Brodeur Cut Signature Exemplar
Martin Brodeur Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Martin Brodeur signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
Martin Brodeur Signature Characteristics
- The signature is simple with only a few characters.
- The most discernible is the letter "M" which starts at the bottom with a small, tiny curl before the upstroke, the down stroke goes back through the first before rounding out towards the middle of the letter to begin the next upstroke. The final down stroke is written in a manner that creates an elongated loop at the top of the letter.
- The letters "a-r" are absent, the letter "t" is cursive lower case written with a small curl to start and a very narrow loop is created in the up and down stroke. The crossing line usually runs equidistant on either side of the vertical line and just below dead center.
- The next series of character look somewhat like an "R" and an "l" with no loop.
- Brodeur usually includes his jersey number "30" as an inscription.
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