Cale Makar Rookie Card – Checklist and Investment Advice (Best 3 Cards)


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Best Cale Makar Rookie Cards

Cale Makar (30/10/98) is a defenceman who currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL. He was selected in the first round of the 2017 Entry Draft, coming in as the fourth choice overall.

He turned pro in April 2019, signing a three-year contract. Makar then went on to score his maiden NHL goal with his first shot in his debut just a day after putting pen to paper.

We’ve provided a checklist for his rookie cards, along with rookie card investment advice and a trio of the most popular Makar RC options that are currently selling at auction. 

Best Cale Makar Rookie Cards 

Here are the three must own Makar rookie cards at this very moment. 


2019 Cale Makar Young Guns Upper Deck

cale makar rookie card

Upper Deck Young Guns are the must-have rookie cards in the world of the NHL (currently).

Numbered C94, Makar’s Upper Deck Canvas card is worth checking out if you’re looking for a solid investment option.

As with the others we’ve mentioned, there’s an image of him moving on the ice, along with a distinctive borderless design that helps to catch the eye.

The reverse lists his 2018-19 NCAA stats, with a zoomed-in image of the picture found on the front.

There’s no signature or player patch, but Young Guns cards are always popular with collectors.

Ungraded versions are currently selling for anywhere from $80 to $120, making it a good mid-tier choice with the potential for gains in the future.


2019 Cale Makar Upper Deck Artifacts #161

Cale Makar rookie card

His Artifacts card may contain player worn material that can be seen on the front, instantly upping the value. There’s a full-length image of the player in his Avs uniform, with a large border for his name and a Rookie label along the outside.

As well as his NCAA stats, the reverse has basic information and a guarantee for the player patch.

Red, Blue, and Gold versions have all recently sold for roughly $20, which is somewhat understandable considering the large print run. (For example, the Gold version with a patch is numbered to 499, while a red border with no patch has 398 others up for grabs.) It’s no coincidence that a Green Border (99) recently sold for $55.


2019 Cale Makar Upper Deck Trilogy Silver Foil #81

Cale Makar upper deck rookie card

This Upper Deck Trilogy card is another that is always popular at auction. One recently sold for just over $150, after amassing 86 bids by collectors fighting it out for the chance to get a signed piece of rookie memorabilia.

The card features Makar making his way through the ice with his stick at the ready. A signature is the main reason for the interest, as well as parallels which are numbered to 249. As with the card above, there’s no quote on the back. There’s a typical list of basic stats like height and weight, but nothing else of note. 

If you hadn’t guessed, you’re mostly paying for the signature.


2019 Cale Makar Black Diamond Rookie Gems RC (buy on eBay)

UD Black Diamond Cale Makar rookie card

Available in a range of different colors and parallels, Makar’s Black Diamond cards are worth checking out if you’re looking for a solid investment option at the lower end.

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As with the others, there’s an image of him on the ice, along with a distinctive border that catches the eye.

A parallel with an on-card signature recently sold for just under $200, while a Blue version (numbered to 99) went for under $70. It’s a smaller investment, which is easier to swallow if you’re aiming to pick up multiple cards before his career really takes off.


2019 Cale Makar Upper Deck SP Game Used Draft Day Auto Patch #DDM-CM /35

2019 Cale Makar Upper Deck SP Game Used Draft Day Auto Patch

This is one of the hardest Cale Makar cards to find and it commands a high price.

On the left side of the card is a photo of Makar on draft night, wearing his Avalanche draft cap. The main feature of the card is a large patch, and each card has a different letter from Makar’s last name.

In addition to the patch, Makar’s autograph is placed on top of it and the combination of those two features make this a very special card.

With the print run limited to only 35 cards, it will be tough for collectors to get their hands on this one.


Cale Makar Rookie Card Checklist 

Here’s a checklist with a roundup of Makar’s many RCs. 

(As a carryover rookie from last season, his cards will appear throughout 2020.). This means that they’re coming out right now, with further Upper Deck sets are due to come out until late April. 

This means that we can’t provide a full list yet, but here are some of Makar’s rookie cards that have already been released;

  • 2019 O-Pee-Chee #528.1
  • 2019-20 O-Pee-Chee – Glossy Rookies #R-1
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Artifacts #161
  • 2019-20 Black Diamond Rookie Gems 
  • 2019 Upper Deck Canvas #C94
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection 
  • 2019 Upper Deck Fall Promotion – Victory Rookies #V-1
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck – Instant Impressions
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck MVP #247
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Overtime #60
  • 2019 Upper Deck Parkhurst #275
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Parkhurst – Prominent Prospects – Gold Autographs #PP-10
  • 2019 Upper Deck Rookie Autographs #RSCM
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck – Rookie Tribute #1
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck – Rookie Signatures #20
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Tim Hortons Collector’s Series #46
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Trilogy #147
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck Trilogy: Silver #81
  • 2019-20 Upper Deck – UD Portraits #P-50


Cale Makar Rookie Card Value

Cale Makar Rookie Card Value
The 2019 Upper Deck Young Guns #493 Exclusives Cale Makar RC Rookie PSA 10 sold for $899 on 11/29/2020 via eBay auctions

The most expensive Cale Makar RC is the 2019 Upper Deck Young Guns #493 Exclusives Cale Makar RC Rookie (graded at a BGS 10 or PSA 10).

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Cale Makar Rookie Card Investment Advice

It’s true that Makar was recently snubbed in the All-Star game, which will have an impact on his overall prices in the short-term. Regardless, if he carries on in his current form he’s likely to be recognised as one of the key players in the league this season.

ESPN have noted that Makar has been the front-runner for the Calder Trophy so far, highlighting his progress during his first year of competition in the NHL.

Of course, the sheer number of options serves to dilute the value of his rookie cards to some degree, but there are still a number of versions that are already starting to increase in price as he continues to defy his critics.


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4 months ago

Thanks for the advice. Just picked up a PSA 10 Makar Young Gun /100.

2 months ago
Reply to  BS

HMU on twitter if your interessted in selling ever Theteesee

3 months ago

Hello. I have the OPC Platinum Auto Rookie Golden Treasures 1/1 card. I believe it is the most valuable Cale Makar in existence. I don’t believe the McDavid version has surfaced yet and might not even exist

2 months ago
Reply to  TS

Unreal would love to see this hmu on twitter


2 months ago

How come some cards are exactly the same but one will be worth like 500$ and u see same ones for like3$ 5$? Why is that

Nick Marrone
Nick Marrone
1 day ago

I have a Cale makar young guns ud exclusive 011/100 for sale or very very high end trade pulled today