Missing several weeks during his rookie season due to injury turned out to be just a speed bump for Connor McDavid. Hockey’s best prospect since Sidney Crosby is already living up to the enormous hype that has surrounded him long before he became the NHL’s number one draft pick. A look at the hottest Connor McDavid cards on eBay is living testimony to the faith fans and collectors have in the young Ontario native.
When you make your debut at age 18 and immediately show you’re a player, not a prospect anymore, hockey card collectors, dealers and manufacturers will take action.
McDavid’s official rookie cards didn’t arrive until he’d taken the ice for his first game. 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One, with its popular but attainable Young Guns rookie card, was first to the market and McDavid’s cards from the annual set continue to draw attention from eBay bidders.
Trilogy autographs, including one that features Wayne Gretzky and McDavid, have been hugely popular as well. Black Diamond, Exquisite and the rare Tim Horton’s number one draft pick cards are also among McDavid’s hottest rookie cards. As usual, those with autographs, relics and the lowest serial numbers tend to bring the biggest prices.
Upper Deck has kept McDavid busy signing cards and while his autograph isn’t exactly a work of art, it’s close enough for collectors and fans not to care much.
Each multi-point game or dazzling goal brings a new wave of buyers hoping to get on board and put away a few. While banking on any prospect involves some inherent risk, betting on McDavid seems to be a relatively safe long term plan.
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