15 Future Collectible Hockey Cards (Already worth a Fortune!)

When a classic hockey card sells for $50,000, you may begin to wonder what modern day cards will sell for a fortune. We’ve put together a list of the 15 future collectible hockey cards. 

Each of these are hockey cards which can still be found/purchased today, and in many cases are already worth a small fortune. Let’s jump right into it:

2016-17 Auston Matthews Trilogy Autograph Card

15. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Trilogy Autograph Card 

With only 25 cards made, it’s only a matter of time before these cards appreciate. They currently are selling around the $700 mark, but will be hard to come by. If you can scoop one up, it’ll be worth it!

2016-17 Mitch Marner Game Used Rookie Card

14. 2016-17 Mitch Marner Game Used Rookie Card 

This Mitch Marner is even rare than the Austin Matthews above, but currently sells for about the same price. When one of the 16 cards printed popped up in February, it sold for $710. If you can find one for sale, and have the funds, it’ll make a perfect future classic hockey card.

2016-17 Auston Matthews Premieres Autograph Card

13. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Premieres Autograph Card

There are going to be quite a few Auston Matthews cards on this list. His rank as the best active American player in the NHL has resulted in many collectible cards. This premieres autograph card is no different. Only 25 of these were made, and the last one sold for close to $800.

2016-17 Patrik Laine Ice Rookie Premieres Card

12. 2016-17 Patrik Laine Ice Rookie Premieres Card 

While not as rare as other cards on this list (with 99 printed), the Patrik Laine Ice Rookie Premieres Card is still one of the most valuable cards right now. The picture above doesn’t do the card justice, but it’s really quite an epic card. And, with it selling at around $815 right now, it’s already a valuable card.

Auston Matthews Exquisite Rookie Autograph Throwback Card

11. Auston Matthews Exquisite Rookie Autograph Throwback Card 

With an autograph and only 25 cards printed, this card is sure to be a future collectible. It currently sells for around $820, and with its throwback look it’ll only get more valuable. 

Auston Matthews Fleer Showcase Hot Prospect White Hot Autographed Patch

10. Auston Matthews Fleer Showcase Hot Prospect White Hot Autographed Patch 

We told you there’d be a lot of Auston Matthews cards. However, there aren’t going to be many of these. Only 10 are out there, and the price reflects that at nearly $900. Picking one of these up will result in a definite fortune in the future.

2016-17 Auston Matthews SP Game Used Authentic Rookies Card

9. 2016-17 Auston Matthews SP Game Used Authentic Rookies Card 

This card was printed 34 times, making it slightly more common than some of the other cards on this list, but still pretty darn rare. The last one which popped up sold for $916, making it already a very valuable card. One can only wonder what it’ll be worth 5 – 10 years from now! 

2016-17 Auston Matthews Artifacts Gold Spectrum Rookie Redemtion Relics Patch with Autograph

8. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Artifacts Gold Spectrum Rookie Redemtion Relics Patch with Autograph

Jeez that’s a mouthful. This card popped up just this month (April, 2017) and sold for around $1,000. Any card this valuable is sure to appreciate and become a real fortune down the line.

 2016-17 Patrik Laine SP Game Used Authentic Rookies Card

7. 2016-17 Patrik Laine SP Game Used Authentic Rookies Card 

With only 29 of these cards out there, it may be tough to come across one. And, when they do pop up, they’re selling for around $1,100. That makes these cards one of the more valuable cards of this year. 

 6. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Black Diamond Quad Diamonds Rookie Relic Card

 6. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Black Diamond Quad Diamonds Rookie Relic Card 

This card recently sold for $1,525. And with many expecting Matthews to be this year’s rookie of the year, it’ll only go up in value.

2016-17 Auston Matthews Exquisite Rookie Signatures Spectrum Autograph Card

5. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Exquisite Rookie Signatures Spectrum Autograph Card 

This card is a beauty. And, with only 10 printed, it’s no wonder an ungraded example went on to fetch a price of $1,850! It may be next to impossible to find one of these cards, but if you can, it’ll be one great investment.

2016-17 Connor McDavid SP Game Used Autograph Card

4. 2016-17 Connor McDavid SP Game Used Autograph Card 

This card is an interesting one, as it seems only 1 may have been printed (despite the cards 97/97 numbering). If that’s true, you may have already missed your chance to pick it up. It sold in February for $2,125.

2016-17 Auston Matthews Black Diamond NHL Shield Rookie Patch Autograph Card

3. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Black Diamond NHL Shield Rookie Patch Autograph Card 

This card, only printed 5 times is one of the rarest Auston Matthews out there. If you can find one before the end of this year, you’ll be paying a hefty amount ($2,200). However, if he does win ROY, you’ll be able to quickly turn around this card for some major cash.

2016-17 Patrik Laine Young Guns High Gloss Rookie Card

2. 2016-17 Patrik Laine Young Guns High Gloss Rookie Card 

Only 10 of these cards were printed, and an unrated example recently sold for $2,260. That’s a huge number for this card, but the card does deserve such a price. If Laine were to win Rookie of the Year, you can only imagine how much higher the value of this card would be!

2016-17 Auston Matthews Young Guns Rookie Card

1. 2016-17 Auston Matthews Young Guns Rookie Card 

Now, this card isn’t as rare as some of the others on this list, with examples routinely popping up and selling for around the $900 mark. But, this example specifically is a Pristine rating with a 10 rating on centering, edges, corners, and surface. With such a high rating, it sold for $3,700. That’s a ton for a new card! Even if you can’t snag a pristine example of this card, it’s relatively common making it a great future collectible hockey card.


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