Off The Post: Cale Makar NHL Hockey Cards, Colorado Avalanche – A former 4th overall selection by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Makar, who just turned 23 years old, is in the midst of just his third full season in the NHL. And, the 2020 Calder Trophy winner has already established himself as one of the top defensemen in the league.
Not only is the 5-foot-11, 187-pound Makar a great defensemen, but he’s also one of the most dynamic offensive players in the game. Makar, who signed a six-year, $54 million contract extension this past summer, is off to an amazing start this season. Through 22 games, Makar has recorded 12 goals and 13 assists and is currently on pace to become the first defenseman in 15 years to reach 30 goals. The last defenseman to score 30 goals was former Washington Capitals All-Star Mike Green, who had 31 goals and 42 assists during the 2008-09 season.
In this clip, captured by our own Russ Cohen, Makar talked about his highlight reel goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Avalanche’s 7 – 5 win last week. Makar also talked about how the Avalanche have improved defensively, even though they are a high-powered offensive team.
Off The Post: Cale Makar NHL Hockey Cards, Colorado Avalanche – Card Facts
Makar’s official NHL rookie cards can be found in 2019-20 Upper Deck hockey card products. However, he also has some 2018-19 Upper Deck Team Canada cards that hockey card collectors can get their hands on.
While there are many attractive rookie cards of Makar, the most popular rookie card is his 2019-20 Upper Deck Young Guns RC #493. Currently, a raw version of the card is selling between $120 – $140 on the secondary market. If you were interested in a top graded version of the card (PSA 10), they currently sell in the $500 – $550 range.
If you’re in the market for a premium autographed rookie card of Makar, there are many options to choose from at varying prices. Some of those options include his 2019-20 SP Authentic Future Watch Autograph #149 /999, 2019-20 Upper Deck Premier Acetate Rookie Patch Autograph #ARCM /99 and 2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Ice Premieres Autographs #IPACM /99. But of them all, Makar’s 2019-20 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Patch Autograph #62 /99 is the holy grail. A raw version of the card sells in the $2,500 – $3,000 range.
The future outlook for Makar’s card market is extremely bright. He’s already an elite player, who possesses an ascending skill set on a team that is destined to be a contender for years to come. Not to mention, Denver is one of the best hockey cities in the country. When the Avalanche won Stanley Cups in 1996 and 2001 with the likes of Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Patrick Roy leading the way, the hockey card market couldn’t get enough of their cards. Even though Makar is a defenseman and usually defensemen don’t translate well to the hobby, he’s different and is one to get in on now and in the future.
Here’s a look at Makar’s Beckett Media Stats Zone.
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