Connor McDavid Signed Rookie Card Graded Gem Mint 10 Sells for $61,000

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 23, 2020

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Connor McDavid is still just getting started in his NHL career, but his memorabilia is already worth quite a bit.

A signed 2015 rookie card of the Edmonton Oilers star sold Saturday for $61,000, via Goldin Auctions.

The card features a game-used jersey, a bold signature and is in perfect condition, graded a GEM-MT 10. There were 99 of this card in production, but only three have earned the top-level grade.

McDavid, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL draft, entered the professional ranks with plenty of hype and has exceeded expectations through his five seasons in the NHL. The 23-year-old already has four All-Star selections, one Hart Trophy and has twice led the league in points.

His tally of .875 assists per game ranks fifth in NHL history, trailing only Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr and Peter Forsberg.

If McDavid continues at this rate, he would be considered among the sport's all-time greats by the time he retires. By then, it's hard to imagine how much his rookie cards will be worth.