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.
If you’re in Canada, you know all about Tim Hortons’ coffee and donuts, but there’s one bit of information these days that might make a visit to the shop even more appealing.
There are packs of Upper Deck hockey cards that include redemptions for Sidney Crosby autographs and one of the earliest cards of No. 1 draft pick Connor McDavid — and they can only be bought at the chain’s stores. Because of that, demand for these rarer redemptions has been high.