Off The Post: Jack Eichel NHL Hockey Cards, Vegas Golden Knights – A former 2nd overall selection by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Eichel, who was recently traded to the Golden Knights, was destined to be a superstar. During his six-year NHL career, Eichel has shown flashes of greatness, but has also endured injuries that kept him off the ice. Regardless of the time he’s missed, Eichel has demonstrated that he’s one of the best players in the game.
Speaking of injuries, the 25-year old Eichel suffered a spinal disk herniation last season and has been out of action since March 2021. During the NHL Entry Draft this past July, rumors of a potential Eichel trade made their rounds. Even though Eichel wasn’t traded on draft day, it appeared his days in Buffalo were numbered. That became clearer when the Sabres stripped him of his captaincy after he was placed on long-term injury reserve this season.
On November 4th, Eichel got his fresh start and it’s on to ‘Vegas baby, Vegas!’
In this clip, Eichel talks about what it was like being traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. Now in Vegas, Eichel can get his neck surgery, join a successful team and hopefully make a run in the NHL Playoffs.
Off The Post: Jack Eichel NHL Hockey Cards, Vegas Golden Knights – Card Facts
Eichel’s official NHL rookie cards can be found in 2015-16 Upper Deck and Leaf Trading Cards hockey card products. If you’re a hockey card collector, you should be very familiar with the products from the 2015-16 season. That’s the same year you can find rookie cards of Edmonton Oilers’ superstar Connor McDavid.
When it comes to Eichel’s rookie cards, many of them stand out. Even though Eichel hasn’t been on the ice in 8 months, his card market remains strong, especially with the trade to Vegas. The most popular rookie card of Eichel’s is his Young Guns rookie card. Currently, a raw version of the card is selling between $75 – $90 on the secondary market. If you were interested in a top graded version of the card, they currently sell in the $350 – $400 range.
Eichel has a lot of great rookie cards, but there’s one card that’s pretty unique. The card was produced in 2015 Leaf Trinity and shows Eichel, who is a native of North Chelmsford, MA, in a Boston Red Sox jersey throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park. It’s a cool card for any Eichel collector and is available as an on-card autograph.
Known as ‘America’s Playground,’ Vegas is an ever-expanding sports playground with professional teams currently in the NHL and NFL. That playground is bound to breed more sports fans, which could result into even more interest in The Hobby. A market like Vegas could be very fruitful for Eichel’s card market now and in the future.
Here’s a look at Eichel’s Beckett Media Stats Zone.
Off The Post: Jack Eichel NHL Hockey Cards, Vegas Golden Knights – Image Gallery