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Alexander Ovechkin was born on 9/17/85 in Moscow, USSR. He was selected 1st overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He is one of the modern NHL’s most prominent goal scorers, establishing an unparalleled career with a prolific portfolio that will undoubtedly result in his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Our Top Alex Ovechkin Rookie Card Picks
Budget Pick: 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Class RC #2 RC
Top Overall Pick: 2005-06 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card #443
Baller Pick: 2005-06 SP Authentic Future Watch RC AUTO /999 #10
Ovechkin was born in Moscow in 1985, and he single-handedly helped Russia win the Gold Medal in the 2003 World Junior Championship. Ovechkin comes from a powerful athletic bloodline where it seems pre-eminent that’s he’s destined to be a leading force in some sport.
His family are quite the athletes, Alexander’s mother was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in basketball, and Alexander’s father was a remarkable soccer player. The Washington Capitals recognized Alexander’s fantastic potential.
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Best Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Cards
If Ovechkin decides to leave the NHL tomorrow, he will remain one of the most influential players in the game. Here are the top Alexander Ovechkin RCs for investment purposes. We prefer PSA 10/9, BGA 10/9.5, or SGC 10 in regards to modern-day rookie cards.
2005 Alexander Ovechkin SP Authentic RC #PO-AO
This is our favorite Ovechkin rookie card and is a must-have but will come at a steep price. The 2005 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Card will cost more than 2k (PSA 10 or BGS 9.5) but is worth the price long term as this card will only go up over the years.
Ovechkin rookie cards are one of the more underrated of all the cards in the hobby… this guy is truly the Tom Brady of the NHL
The card is numbered #190 and the back reads “The top overall pick in 2004, Ovechkin can play both the physical and the finesse games, blending blazing speed with a 212-pound frame”
2005 Alexander Ovechkin Upper Deck Young Guns RC #443
The Upper Deck Young Guns are a must for any NHL player rookie card. The 2005 Alexander Ovechkin Capitals Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card is numbered #443.
There is also a HIGH GLOSSY version that will go for more than 5k (shown below). If you are lucky enough to have the cash to afford the HG version. BUY IT. We don’t like it as much as the SP RC but it is nine the less a VERY SOLID INVESTMENT.
2005 Alexander Ovechkin UD “The Cup” RPA RC /99
“The Cup” has started to gain a reputation as a truly special subset in the hockey card industry since Upper Deck has continued to release this premium product.
This Ovechkin card has a jersey patch as well as an on-card autograph, a signature duo that many of the top cards have these days.
It features a great photo of a young Ovechkin above all the unique features, a close-up shot of his face.
Ovechkin may be the best goal-scorer in NHL history and for those looking for the most expensive of products, this one may just be it.
2005 Alexander Ovechkin/ Sidney Crosby UD Ice Hockey Cool Threads Patch/Auto RC
The Ice Premieres card earns the third spot on the list, mainly because of its rarity. This Level 1 acetate rookie card in 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice has only 99 copies, which means they are pretty challenging to come across and are very expensive to buy if you even manage to find one.
2004 Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Jersey Patches ITG RC #15
Many called these two future Hall of Famers and Cup Champions the day they were drafted. This is one of the few times the hype lived up to reality.
2005 Alexander Ovechkin Black Diamond RC #191
One of his best-looking rookie cards and in particular slabbed with a BGS 10 black label.
2005 Alex Ovechkin Upper Deck Rookie Class RC #2
This and the Fleer Ultra rookie card below are best for moderate buyers. A PSA 10 grade will not reach 4 digits (yet) and the Upper Deck branding is the definition of a hockey card.
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2005 Alexander Ovechkin Fleer Ultra SP RC #252
Here is a nice card for the casual investor not looking to spend thousands on a rookie card.
The 2005 Alexander Ovechkin Fleer Ultra rookie card is numbered #252 and is a great investment for moderate bankrolls.
“After missing the 2003 NHL Draft eligibility date by just one day, Ovechkin was the first overall selection in the 2004 draft. Boasting an arsenal of offensive weapons, Ovechkin can hurt opposing teams in many different ways, able to utilize his speed and shiftiness to outmaneuver defenders or his size and strength to overpower them” – reverse of Fleer Ultra RC
2005 Alexander Ovechkin SP Authentic Rookie Marks Distinctions Auto /25
Rookie card? Check.
This card may show up on eBay once a year, when it does we suggest you bid.
2017 Alex Ovechkin Upper Deck Young Guns Retro Acetate RC #443
Another rare Alex Ovechkin rookie card. It’s worth a mint if you can get your hands on it at high grades.
2005 Alex Ovechkin UD The Cup 5Clr Emblems Patch Auto RC /15
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Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Card Checklist
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Black Diamond Alexander Ovechkin RC #191
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy Alexander Ovechkin RC #220 #/999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Artifacts Alexander Ovechkin RC #230 #/750
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Update Alexander Ovechkin RC / Ilya Kovalchuk #275 Autograph #/199
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Young Guns Alexander Ovechkin RC #443
- 2005-06 Hot Prospects Alexander Ovechkin RC #275 Autograph Patch #/199
- 2005-06 SPx Alexander Ovechkin RC Autograph Jersey #/499
- 2005-06 SP Authentic Alexander Ovechkin RC #190 Autograph #/999
- 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice Alexander Ovechkin RC #103 #/99
- 2005-06 UD The Cup Alexander Ovechkin RC Autograph Patch #/99
Alexander Ovechkin Rookie Card Value
The value of Ovechkin RCs will only go up and we consider them to be one of the best investments in all of the card investment world.
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Ale Ovechkin Rookie Card Investment Outlook
We feel that Ovechkin is one of the best players in the NHL of all time and YES you better believe we have him ranked higher than Sid The Kid both in cards and on the ice.
Top Card: 2005 Upper Deck Young Guns
Buyers Rating: 4.88/5
Ownership Disclosure: None
Not to mention, Alexander has one Stanley Cup championship and will be looking to add at least another one before he sets to retire.