Grading The Stars: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs – There’s just something about the stars. They’re mesmerizing. Whether it’s the stars in sports, entertainment or in the sky, they captivate us with their dazzling ways and continue to shine ever so brightly for all of us to see.
In the Grading The Stars series, we’ll feature the stars of the past, present and future and grade them based on their prestige, performance and promise. Plus, we’ll highlight three cool cards of a star to collect under a certain dollar figure.
There are five grading levels of the stars: 10 = Icon (Blue Diamond), 9.5 = Legend (Platinum), 9 = Superstar (Gold), 8.5 = Star (Silver) and 8 = Rising Star (Bronze).
Toronto-ne: The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, Auston Matthews burst on the scene and made an immediate impact with the Maple Leafs. Known by many as Papi, Tony or Tone, Matthews is a dominant force who is only getting better.
Red Light Special: Matthews is simply the greatest young goal scorer in the NHL. Entering his 7th season in the league, he was the 8th fastest player to reach 250 goals in NHL history. If he’s in the offensive zone, a red light special is imminent.
Future Outlook: As the reigning Hart Trophy winner, the 25-year old Matthews is destined to be one of the legends of the game. He’s a favorite of hockey card collectors and plays for one of the NHL’s Original 6. He’s exciting to watch and fun to collect.
Grade: 9 = Superstar (Gold)
Grading The Stars: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs – 3 Cool Cards To Collect
2021-22 Exquisite Collection Exquisite Moments #ECM-AM – A raw version of this card currently sells in the $25 – $35 range on eBay.