Nikita Kucherov might be a bit of a hobby anomaly these days as one of those players who didn’t have a signed Rookie Card — or at least something — signed and available shortly after he hit the ice.
But now, two seasons after his debut and a season after he scored 65 points and earned his first All-Star nod, he finally has signed RCs — his only certified autographs — that can be found in packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks.
His autos aren’t plentiful at all — just 114 total cards signed for the buyback brand and 86 of those are his Young Guns card from 2013-14 Upper Deck. The Gold version of his Young Guns card has 25 copies and the rest, if you do the math, are 1/1s.
He led the NHL with a Plus/Minus of 38 last year (along with Montreal’s Max Pacioretty) and has six points in fourteen games this season.
The Buybacks product is one that includes five packs and just 10 cards per box.