Winter Auction 2017 Ending January 28
Among the finest rookie cards of modern times, this superlative Sidney Crosby "The Cup" entry stands at the summit of condition and presentation quality. This is Crosby's much-coveted "1-color" signed relic collectible, a piece that has received the hobby's most distinguished grading accolades from BGS.
"The Cup" Crosby entry in the 2005/06 Upper Deck release is limited to an edition of just 99 pieces. (The offered collectible is serial-numbered, "52/99.") A congratulatory statement from Upper Deck appears on the card's reverse side; this declaration attests to the signature's authenticity, verifies the origin of the card's "patch" component, and serves as the COA for the subject item.
Graded PRISTINE 10 by BGS, with a Beckett 10 Autograph. (Crosby's blue marker signature delivers superb aesthetics, consistent with its grade, and he has added his uniform number, "87.") BGS has quantified the piece's condition attributes as follows: Centering/10; Corners/9.5; Edges/10; Surface/10.
The crème de la crème of high grades in its specialized realm, the offered item stands as a truly elite Rookie Card tribute! Evidence of this pinnacle status is seen in the fact that within a total census of more than 10,000 graded "The Cup" autograph/patch Rookie Cards, just two other, common cards (Kostitsyn, Koivu) share BGS PRISTINE 10 distinction with this peerless Crosby example.
2005/06 Upper Deck "The Cup" #180 Sidney Crosby, Signed Rookie Card – BGS PRISTINE 10 "1 of 1!"
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