If the Bruins want to make another run at the Stanley Cup, they’ll likely need David Pastrnak to be the guy we saw all season. Although he hasn’t looked great since the return of NHL action (minus 3 with zero points in 3 games – OUCH), one would guess he has what it takes to regain his ability to put the puck in the net. And if he does? There’s a really good chance he and his teammates are once again in the Finals. If such a scenario plays out, you’ll be glad you picked up a David Pastrnak rookie card beforehand. That’s why were going to take a look at a few here in a minute. But first, let’s see what Pastrnak’s been up to since he joined the NHL.
David Pastrnak’s Story So Far
David Pastrnak was drafted 25th overall by the Bruins in the 2014 NHL draft and was soon seeing fairly regular playing time. While not the goalie eater we see today, Pastrnak was no slouch in his early years in the NFL. He averaged 12.5 goals over his first two seasons, which isn’t bad when you consider he only averaged 677 minutes on ice during the same time frame.
But it wasn’t until his 3rd season in the league that David Pastrnak started to become the goalscorer we see today. He scored 34 that year and followed that up with 35 in 2017, 38 in 2018, and had 48 at the end of this year’s 70-game regular-season (good for the lead league). If this trend holds, we can expect more goals in David Pastrnak’s bright future. MUCH more. And what better reason to collect a hockey player than by the number of lamps he’s able to light. Now let’s get into those rookie cards!
David Pastrnak Rookie Card Primer Pack
2014-2015 Upper Deck Premier (Buy this card on eBay)
In the world of Hockey cards, it sure is hard to beat an Upper Deck. This particular card is a rare find and includes Pastrnak’s signature along with a piece of his jersey. Although it’s hard to tell what David’s actually doing on the card, we’ll assume he’s about to put one in the back of the net.
2014-2015 Upper Deck “The Cup” (Buy this David Pastrnak rookie card on eBay)
Another beauty from Upper Deck that features what appears to be a patient Pastrnak waiting for the puck to drop. Just like the Premeir Gold from Upper Deck, this one includes an autograph and a piece of Pastrnak’s jersey.
2014 SP Authentic “Future Watch” (Buy this card on eBay)
There’s two main David Pastrnak rookie cards to target here. Both cards are pretty sick, to be honest. If you like a patch of jersey plastered to your card grab the horizontal one. However, if you just want a crisp, clean card without a lot of frills, the vertical layout is what you need.
2014-2015 Upper Deck Exquisite (Buy this David Pastrnak rookie card on eBay)
Surprise surprise, it’s Upper Deck again. This time the hockey card industry behemoth is coming at you with a much fancier title than the previous two we mentioned. The Exquisite (kinda makes you feel like you’re at a wine tasting event) features a horizontal layout and can include both a patch of jersey and an autograph.
2014-2015 O-Pee-Chee Platinum (Buy this card on eBay)
There’s nothing like a classic looking hockey card. If you agree with this sentiment, the O-Pee-Chee Platinum is the David Pastrnak rookie card for you. As far as value goes, a lot has to do with the frills so look for one that really pops! Pssst, the Seismic Gold looks awfully good to us.
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When it comes to career trajectory, Pastrnak just keeps getting better and better. The guy’s a goal-scoring machine with a flair for the dramatics (he led the league this year in game-winning goals). And where there’s drama there’s commotion. Where there’s commotion there’s demand. And where there’s demand there’s you. And hopefully, that version of yourself is sitting there with a high-demand David Pastrnak rookie card in your collection.