Mario Lemieux was born on October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
He is considered by many to be the second-best player in the NHL and the league’s most prolific goal scorers of all-time.
If it was not for an injury plague career he may have been the greatest player in the game but we digress.
If you are a hockey fan and don’t have a Mario Lemieux rookie card in your portfolio you need to remedy that quickly.
Here are the best Lemieux rookie cards for your buck.
1985 Topps Hockey #9 Mario Lemieux Penguins Rookie Card (buy on eBay)
A classic image showing Mario with a disgusted look on his face (bad penalty? getting beat bad?).
This is one of our favorite rookie cards in our entire collection.
The 1985 Mario Lemieux Topps rookie cards is numbered 9 and read “Mario converted a Boston mistake into his 1st NHL goal, during his first shift on the ice, 10/11/84. He netted an overtime goal against Winnipeg, 11-14-84. Scored on a penalty shot vs. Quebec 12-29-84“.
1985 Mario Lemieux Penguins O-Pee-Chee Rookie Card (buy on eBay)
See the above description.
Pretty much the exact same card as the Mario Lemieux Topps rookie card but the O-Pee-Chee card will cost slightly more.
2018-19 SP Authentic Mario Lemieux Sign of Times 80s Autograph Auto SSP
THIS IS ONE OF OUR MUST HAVE CARDS.
The Mario Lemieux SP Authentic Sign of Times Auto is a super rare card that only pops up on eBay once in a blue moon.
If you are lucky enough to find this card please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 or buy it yourself and thank us later.
The card is numbered ST80-ML and reads “You have received a trading card autographed by Mario Lemieux in the presence of The Upper Deck Company or provided, and certified as to its authenticity by Mario Lemieux. Enjoy your autograph card.”
Mario Lemieux Rookie Card Checklist
- 1985 Topps
- 1958 O-Pee-Chee
If you have both of those you have all of the Mario rookie cards… grats!
To be honest there is not really any memorabilia of Mario worth getting.
Investment Outlook: Good long term buy