He’s one of the most popular winter sports athletes ever to call New York home. His career in the NHL and on the international stage has been one of greatness. Yet compared to other all-time hockey greats, even the best Henrik Lundqvist rookie cards remain relatively affordable on eBay.
High on Henrik
Lundqvist isn’t just your average goaltender. He has been a fan favorite since his debut in 2005 in New York. Lundqvist has consistently stopped the puck over and over again during his amazing career for the New York Rangers. He is considered by many to be the greatest to ever guard the net for the Rangers. But why would you invest now in a guy who appears to be in the twilight of his career? Here’s one terrific reason.
ESPN recently touted Lundqvist as a no-doubt Hall of Famer. He’s as much of a lock as anyone. The Swedish born goalie has spent well over a decade with the same organization. That’s becoming more and more rare in the NHL or any professional sports. That brings us to the second reason. Lundqvist is ultra popular in the busiest sports city in the United States. He’s a hockey legend.
His credentials are impressive. Lundqvist is a four time NHL All Star. He took home the coveted Vezina Trophy in 2012. He has been nominated for the award multiple times.
Lundqvist will leave the Rangers as the career leader in many categories at his position. He’ll own wins, shutouts, and save percentage. He will finish only second to Dave Kerr in GAA. He has become a staple for a well followed hockey club with several generations of fans.
He’d even like to finish his career in New York despite recent team struggles. That may or may not happen. The great ones sometimes do get shipped away late in their careers. It won’t hurt his memorabilia much. He has already made enough of a lasting impression in New York.
Henrik Lundqvist Rookie Cards
Lundqvist’s North American rookie cards can be found in 2005-06 products. Among the most sought after cards are the serial numbered auto relics in Upper Deck’s The Cup, which usually start at around $400 and go up. The high-end brand isn’t the only one carrying Lundqvist’s autograph, though. You can find them in SPx and SP Authentic, among a few others.
Of course, the Henrik Lundqvist Young Guns rookie card takes its place in the hearts of collectors who make collecting the Young Guns an annual rite. You can find one in high grade for under $200.
Here’s a list of the overall most watched cards from Lundqvist’s career currently listed on eBay.