Connor McDavid is re-writing the record books — both on and off the ice.
The Oilers’ phenom continued his takeover of the trading card market earlier this month when a card of his was sold at a record price of $144,000 at the PWCC Premier Auction.
The card, a 2015 The Cup Exquisite Collection Connor McDavid Rookie Jersey Patch Autograph card, is one of just 97 ever created as part of this exclusive set, with a limited print run conditioned in order to mirror McDavid’s jersey number.
With this sale, McDavid is now the undisputed highest-selling “modern” hockey player on the market right now, even landing him in the same echelon as the all-time greats such as Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Orr.
“Trading card investors see Connor McDavid as being right on the path to all-time greatness,” explained director of business development for PWCC Marketplace, Jesse Craig.
“He’s still a young player who already has a number of extremely high-quality seasons on the books in the league. Leading in points across multiple years, winning multiple Hart Memorial and Ted Lindsay awards, and becoming a main-stay All-Star are all obvious contributors to the high demand for his cards.
“Now, if the Oilers find post-season success with McDavid, then we will be discussing another level of value for his collectible assets.”
The card’s condition carries a Gem Mint 10 designation, among the highest possible for a trading card, and features a patch of the jersey McDavid wore for his rookie photoshoot back in 2015.
It doesn’t top the $3.75 million a Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card sold for over a decade ago. But still, dang.