The wait for Auston Matthews cards is pricey already after big debut

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What happens when the No. 1 overall draft pick takes the ice and scores a record four goals in his first game?

Dollar signs — and that might as well be Auston Matthews’ name right now. While the Toronto Maple Leafs center didn’t touch the overall single-game record of seven from back in 1920, he did set a new record for a debut.

And all this means big things for his Rookie Cards — or at least the redemptions for his first NHL cards. The 2016-17 Artifacts card above for example? It will cost you.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards

2016-17-Upper-Deck-MVP-larkinWhat: 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards
Arrives:
 Aug. 3 (and Aug. 17 or later for e-Pack)
Box basics: No hits guaranteed per 20-pack box but two autos and three memorabilia cards per case (20 boxes per case)

Final Checklist: Click here to view.

What’s buzz-worthy: A 360-card base set opens the new season with plenty of inserts and parallels along with a mix of new rookies and stars.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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