Connor McDavid was born on January 13, 1997, in Richmond Hill, Ontario CA. The Edmonton Oilers were lucky enough to draft him number one overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. Prior to the NHL, he owned the highest points-per-game average (2.55) in the CHL since Sidney The Kid 2.71 for Rimouski (QMJHL) in 2005.
Connor McDavid Rookie Year Stats: 64 games | 34 goals | 63 assists | 97 points
Now, McDavid is considered by many experts as the best player in the league and has made the All-Star game every year since entering the NHL.
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McDavid has an uncanny ability to control the puck at the highest of speeds… when you combine that with the explosive breakaway speed he possesses you to have one hell of a hockey player.
Top Connor McDavid Rookie Cards
Let’s take a look at the best Connor McDavid Rookie Cards money can buy!
2015 Connor McDavid Rookie Card Young Guns Upper Deck #201 (buy on eBay)
This is an easy one and a must-have for investment purposes.
If you’re a collector of Hockey cards you know that the Young Guns are among the most popular rookie cards.
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The Connor McDavid Young Guns Rookie Card is numbered 201 and reads “McDavid was named MVP of the 2015 OHL playoffs after recording 49 points (21-28-49) in 19 games. Five of those points came in a series-clinching 7-3 win over Sault Ste. Marie in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, courtesy of a goal and four assists.”
2015 Connor McDavid The Cup Rookie Card #197 (buy on eBay)
Better have a HUGE investment war chest if you plan on owning this baby.
The Cup #97 shows a picture of McDavid skating up ice looking for the biscuit. The card features a game-used patch to go along with his autograph… truly a brilliant card.
The reverse of the card reads “CONGRATULATIONS! You have received a trading card with event-used hockey memorabilia and an autograph of Connor McDavid. The memorabilia has been certified to us as having been used in a rookie photo shoot, and the autograph was signed in the presence of a company representative or sent from and certified to its authenticity by Connor McDavid. We hope you enjoy this piece of hockey history, as we continue to keep you as close as you can get. Enjoy your memorabilia autograph card.”
2015 Connor McDavid Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Rookie Card #C211 (buy on eBay)
Another Young Guns card but not as popular as the first (but we actually like this one more). The Connor McDavid Young Guns Canvas card features Connor raising his gloves after a goal scored.
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The card is numbered C211 and reads “McDavid was named MVP of the 2015 OHL playoffs after recording 49 points (21-28-49) in 19 games. Five of those points came in a series-clinching 7-3 win over Sault Ste. Marie in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, courtesy of a goal and four assists.”
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We like the photo better in this Young Guns version vs the 201 version… both are must-have McDavid rookie cards, however.
2015 Connor McDavid Exquisite Collection #97 (buy on eBay)
Another BIG BOY Upper Deck rookie card that requires a big boy bank account.
The card is numbered #97 and shows McDavid looking up ice with an odd look on his face… like what the hell is going on here… which isn’t surprising given the team he plays for.
A great card for any McDavid rookie card collection/investment the reverse reads the exact same as the Connor McDavid The Cup rookie card.
2015 Connor McDavid UD Ice Oilers Rookie Card /149 #R-30 (buy on eBay)
You’re not going to see this card up for sale often but if you do we suggest you nab it.
This is another Upper Deck produced a card and shows McDavid skating down the ice with his head up looking for an incoming pass.
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The card is numbered R-30 and reads “McDavid led the OHL in goals (21), assists (28), and points (49) in the 2015 playoffs while leading Eries to the league finals”
Connor McDavid Rookie Card Value
Most Valuable Conor McDavid Rookie Card: 2015-16 UD The Cup #197
Most Common on eBay Auctions: 2015 Upper Deck Young Guns RC #201
With all sports cards, the value of his rookie cards is hard to predict as they can change by the day. McDavid rookie cards, however, should do very well over the next 3 o 6 years while he is in his prime compared to other NHL hockey cards.
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Connor McDavid Rookie Card Checklist
- 2015-16 Fleer Showcase Rookie Card #189 Autographed Patch #299
- 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee #1 Draft Pick Oilers Puzzle Redemption Card #97
- 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Connor McDavid Rookie Card Auto #190
- 2015-16 SP Game Used RC #197
- 2015-16 UD Exquisite Collection Rookies #97
- 2015-16 SP Authentic Rookie Card Autograph #226
- 2015-16 Ultimate Collection Rookie Card Auto #109
- 2015-16 SPx Connor McDavid Auto Jersey RC #169
- 2015-16 UD Black Connor McDavid RC Autograph #85
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns RC #201
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Artifacts Connor McDavid Redemptions – Base #RED205, Autograph/Relic/Autograph Relic #I
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Black Diamond RC Quad Diamond #BDR-CM
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Champs Connor McDavid RC #315, #321
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Contours Rookie Card Autographed Jersey #131
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Full Force Connor McDavid RC #101
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Ice RC #200
- 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP #1 Draft Pick Redemption Card
- 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Rookie Redemptions #278 (Pacific Divison)
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Connor McDavid RC #250 (Color), #315 (Wire), #330 (Color Art), #340 (B/W Art)
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Premier RC Autographed Jersey #115
- 2015-16 Upper Deck The Cup RC Autographed Patch #197
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Tim Hortons #1 Draft Pick Redemption
- 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy Connor McDavid RC #101 #/999, #134 Autograph #/499, #167 Autograph #/49, #200 Triple Autograph #/25 (w/ Larkin, Domi)
Investment Rating: Strong Buy (4.5 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: Three (3) 2015 Exquisite Collection RC #97
Best Connor McDavid Rookie Card: 2015 Connor McDavid The Cup RC #197 (high bankrolls) and 2015 Upper Deck Young Guns RC #201 (moderate bankrolls)
McDavid rookie cards should have a nice run for the next 3 to 5 years while he is one of the best players in the game. Owning a few high-grade Young Gun cards is a smart investment.
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If you have the war chest to snag the “The Cup” or “Exquisite Collection” Connor McDavid hockey cards you are doing very well for yourself and are in another league of collecting… bravo 🙂