In 2017, the Washington Capitals dominated the season capturing the President’s Trophy for the most points in the regular season.
The team was led by none other than Alexander “Ovie” Ovechkin who continued to perform at a high level with a 30-plus goal and 30-plus assist season.
Here’s our selection for Ovie’s top 3 rookie cards.
2005-2006 SP Authentic #190
The “future watch” series in the SP Authentic set is one of the highly sought autographed rookie cards for superstar hockey players.
And Ovechkin fits that bill (although relatively speaking, its value isn’t nearly as high as other marquis players like Sidney Crosby or even Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid.
But for any Ovechkin fan who likes collecting autographed rookie cards, this one is a must-have.
2005-2006 Upper Deck Young Guns #443
The “Young Guns” series by Upper Deck is another popular subset for hockey card collectors.
And it’s one of the more affordable rookie cards that belong to Ovie even those that are graded.
This is a good non-autographed card to start your Ovechkin rookie collection.
2005-2006 Upper Deck The Cup #179
Serial numbered to just /99, this rookie card might be the most coveted.
It comes with an autograph and a patch, and from a very high-end set where rookie patch autograph cards of superstar players can be worth tens of thousands.
Want a weekly heads up about the best sports card auctions every Monday (plus contest alerts, and other interesting hobby news)? Join our Top 5 Weekly newsletter for free right here: https://mailchi.mp/c8a70f0e75e1/topfiveweekly