Rookie Card Year: 1990-91
Investment Rating: 7.5
Mats Sundin is arguably one of the most under-rated superstars to have played in the NHL. He is a 500 goal scorer, and is probably best known for his 13 years with the Toronto Maple Leafs. A fan favorite, Mats Sundin cards and autographed memorabilia are well respected in the hobby.
Sundin has six rookie cards from 1990-91 products. The print runs of the cards were excessive and there is ample supply. Professionally graded examples receiving top grades receive only a minor premium.
Mats Sundin's first NHL certified autograph is from 1995-96 Be A Player. A die-cut parallel also exists. The cards are not serial numbered and the exact print runs are unknown.
His first memorabilia cards were produced by Upper Deck in 1996-97. They are part of the Game Jersey insert set.
Mats Sundin's autographed memorabilia has room for growth in terms of value. His signature is a must on any 500 Goal Club piece. In addition to playing for the Maple Leafs, Sundin spent his early years in the NHL with the now defunct Quebec Nordiques. The rich history of the Quebec fan base translates to a premium for Sundin signed items related to the Nordiques.
Mats Sundin Rookie Card Checklist
This is one of the most popular Mats Sundinrookie cards. It was intended to be a premium spin on the O-Pee-Chee brand. Believed to be limited at first, it's still very plentiful.
It's a shame Pro Set cards were so mass produced. The card actually features a great photo and an in-depth write-up on the back. Unfortunately, there are just too many of these cards in existence for them to ever really be worth much.
While other Mats Sundin rookie cards show him in his Nordiques uniform, Score uses a shot with a Swedish jersey. It's a nice contrast but one that doesn't translate into price premiums. The all-English American version of the card has a blue Score logo on the front.
For its debut hockey release, Score did a bilingual version. This set has a red Score logo at the top of the card. Both versions have such a massive supply that one isn't really worth more than the other. In fact, both are extremely cheap.
Next to O-Pee-Chee Premier, this is probably considered to be the second most popular Mats Sundin rookie. It may not be worth much, but it's got a nice posed shot. It also benefits from being a part of Upper Deck's first hockey set.
When 1990-91 Upper Deck French was released, prices soared based on a very short print run. Even if it was in low supply initially, it didn't finish that way. Pretty much all premiums the set carried have been lost. The only noticeable difference on the front of the French version is the word "Centre."
Mats Sundin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Mats Sundin'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
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Mats Sundin Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Mats Sundin signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
Mats Sundin Signature Characteristics
- The signature is unique, albeit brief.
- The letter"M" is the small character on top of the angled line at the bottom left portion of the image above.
- The primary component of the autograph is the large "S" shape.
- He often inscribes his jersey number "13."
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