Future Watch: Hampus Lindholm Rookie Hockey Cards – At the tender age of 21, Hampus Lindholm has become one of the better defenseman in the NHL. With a little “Lidstrom” in him, this former 6th overall pick in 2012 is a slick puck mover and he’s already putting adding serious playoff points to his resume in his second season.

Breaking in at a young age hasn’t hurt this talented Swede. As a rookie, Lindholm took a lot of direction on how to be a pro on and off the ice from perennial All-Star Teemu Selanne. In what was Selanne’s last year he was helping to pass the torch to Lindholm, a player who is expected to be an All-Star for many years to come.

Blessed with an exceptional on-ice awareness this big framed blueliner will also use his body to dislodge players from the puck. Offensive defenseman are hard to find.

All of Lindholm’s rookie cards come from 2013-14 Panini and 2013-14 Upper Deck products Several of them continue to be undervalued. Two of them in particular have room for upward movement.

The first of these is Hampus Lindholm’s 2013-14 The Cup Rookie Auto Patch card. The premium version is hand numbered to just 47 copies, which, not coincidentally, is also his jersey number. With only a handful currently listed or previously sold on eBay, that means there are plenty in opened boxes just waiting to be found. A second version is serial numbered to 249. It seems precious few of these have been pulled as well.

The other card that could see some significant price increases in both the short and long term future is Hampus Lindholm’s 2013-14 Panini Playbook First Drafts Rookie Autograph. The cards are not serial numbered and specific production numbers are unknown.

Start collecting him before he starts putting up 50 point seasons because thats seemingly just around the corner.

Hampus Lindholm was voted to the All-Rookie Team in 2013-14 and soon he will get nominated for some bigger awards. There is no doubt that he will eventually be a future Norris Trophy finalist someday. He continues to get better every year. By the time he’s 23 he could become an elite player.

Today he’s chasing the Stanley Cup along with his Anaheim Ducks teammates. Check out his first NHL goal and more here:

How does a player get so good over the summer? Watch this:

Blood, sweat and tears are all a part of this young stars resume.

Future Watch: Hampus Lindholm Rookie Hockey Cards Gallery

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