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After three games in the NHL playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs may have even surprised themselves a little now leading the series 2-1 against the mighty Washington Capitals.
It’s particularly exciting for Leafs fans as they never expected to make the playoffs with so many rookies on the team in what was supposed to be a rebuild year.
But here they are with nine Maple Leafs getting their first taste of the NHL playoffs and performing well under pressure.
From a hockey card collector’s point of view, it’s exciting to see some of these rookies have great starts to their career. In particular, the highly-skilled rookie players including Auston Matthews (who we already wrote about), William Nylander, and Mitch Marner should receive a nice bump in their values already.
Just looking at the popular Upper Deck Young Guns subset, Nylander is currently selling on eBay for $75, Marner is at $115 , and Matthews at $225 (all BGS Graded 9.5).
The SP Authentic autographed “Future Watch” cards, which will be released later this month should go for even higher for these three.