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The NHL Upper Deck Young Guns rookie cards have been wildly popular since the first came on the scene. Perhaps the greatest one of all-time is the 2005-06 NHL Upper Deck Young Guns card #201 of Sidney Crosby. Sidney’s impact on the game has been amazing and he is currently battling back from the lingering effects of a concussion to regain his status as one of the top players in the NHL. And we think he will get there.
Recently Sidney has been taking some time to sign some outstanding redemption cards for fans that we are in the process of receiving in, checking for quality, packaging and shipping. We anticipate we will receive more cards from him when he can make time to help put any of his other outstanding redemptions to bed. In the allotment we just received back we had a very special card signed that we were able to include in 2011-12 NHL Upper Deck Series One as a surprise insert. He signed ten copies of his famed Young Guns rookie card and they are now waiting for fans to discover them in packs of Upper Deck’s flagship release.
“We were thrilled to see these completed from one of our recent signings from him where he also signed some outstanding redemption cards for Ultimate Collection and The Cup,” said Grant Sandground, Upper Deck’s product manager for hockey. “We created a special certificate of authenticity to go along with the card that has a unique holograph number. On the back of the signed Crosby rookie there is also a matching hologram label with that number. Collectors looking to track one of these down to add to their Crosby collections should make sure sellers of them have that matching COA to go along with the card, otherwise, it could be suspect.”
Ten hard-signed copies are out there now of one of the most important modern day rookie cards of any sport. Who will be lucky enough to discover them as they rip packs of 2011-12 NHL Upper Deck Series One? Only time will tell.