Upper Deck Releases Evgeny Kuznetsov’s NHL Rookie Card


For all you Evgeny Kuznetsov superfans, here’s some good news. Upper Deck has released the Russian’s first NHL trading card as part of the 2014-15 MVP set. They hit eBay last week.

In the photo, Kuzya wears a white Caps’ away jersey and is in mid-stride, mouth agape. There are like a million different versions of the rookie card produced. Some have gold borders, some have silver borders, some have a facsimile signature printed on the top in silver foil, while others are teal and die-cut.

Take a look.




Even though this is Kuznetsov’s first NHL trading card, the KHL has produced cards of him for the last three seasons. My favorite is this one:

Not sure what berries and flowers have to do with hockey, but never change Russia.

Despite playing in only a partial season with the Capitals, Kuznetsov’s memorabilia is already highly sought after. Some of Kuznetsov’s limited-run RC’s have already gone for $20-plus.

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  • OvechkinFiresAndScores08

    The next site I visit will definitley be ebay!

  • Hokahey Hockey

    If its his Russian rookie card, then they are congratulating him with flowers — a noble Russian tradition!

  • yv

    It is not a rookie card. It is more like farewell card because Kuzya wearing #84, which means he is in the last year in KHL just before departure to DC.

  • Stevarooni

    “Release the hounds”!
    I mean, “Release the Kraken”!
    I mean, “Release the Rookie Cards!”

  • Sarah

    Good point there. Come to think of it, Spanish matadors get flowers. And jockeys/horses in horse racing here. I don’t care for either sport, but leaving that aside, it’s not new if male athletes get flowers in Russia. And the Hindus use flower garlands in practically all their festivals in India, for men and women and statues of gods/goddesses alike.
    If Lord Shiva can have flowers, surely Kuzya can!