While much of the pre-season hype was focused on Alexis Lafreniere, perhaps we should have been paying attention to the Kiri Kaprizov rookie card market. In his 26 games played in 2021, Kaprizov has averaged almost a point a game (in case you missed it 3 of those points came from his first-ever hat trick). And almost just as importantly, he’s getting plenty of time on the ice. Therefore, the chance to improve on his early-season success should be there as the season progresses. A huge plus if you’re considering an investment.
When it comes Kirill Kaprizov rookie card options, there are many available are from his pre-NHL days. And just like the “draft pick” cards in other sports, these can still be quite valuable. Additionally, the Upper Deck cards are starting to roll out. So if you missed out on a chance to pick up a Kirill Kaprizov rookie card before he became the favorite to win the Calder Trophy, take a few deeps breaths. It’s not too late to make up for lost time! The season’s still young and Kaprizov should have PLENTY of scoring left in him. Meaning, you’ll have plenty of room left to make some good profits off one of the following cards if he does!
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2020-21 HH Card National Geographic (Buy on eBay)
It’s not every day you see Nat Geo show up on a hockey card! Nonetheless, here we are. HH Cards out of Belarus makes this rare Kirill Kaparizov rookie card that happens to be one of the most valuable you’re gonna find at more than $600 for an ungraded. The print run for this one is only 9 so you’re not going to see it show up too often. Be prepared to pounce on it when it does!
2019-20 SeReal (Buy on eBay)
A card that harkens back to Kirill’s time in the KHL that includes his autograph. Although quite rare (only 5 made), the value is surprisingly reasonable at somewhere around $100. By far our favorite option for casual investors.
2021 SC #144 (Buy on eBay)
Here’s another card that features Kaprizov in his Minnesota jersey. Nothing fancy, just a photo of the NHL rookie with a look on his face that leaves us with the impression that he wasn’t scared of the new competition. Not in the slightest. There are 20 of these cards available and you should be able to snag one for less than $200.
2017-18 Spectrum Collection (Buy on eBay)
A /10 card that includes an autograph and features an image of Kirill playing hockey plastered onto a brick wall. TOUGH CARD! Another Great Kirill Kaprizov rookie card most casual investors can afford to pick up. Got $100? Go grab one!
2015-16 SeReal (Buy on eBay)
As you may have noticed, we’re including all pre-NHL cards as “rookies”. This is another one from SeReal, this time from the 2015-16 KHL set. To keep up the trend this is another card right in that $100 range. Lookswise, it’s the best card on the list featuring a Kaprizov aggressively skating in front of a red background.
First Kirill Kaprizov Upper Deck Rookie Cards
2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 (Buy on eBay)
One of the first Kirill Kaprizov Upper Deck cards you’ll see is the Series 2 Young Guns. As we mentioned in our Alexis Lafreniere rookie card review, this card is a favorite among hockey card collectors and it’ll be no different with the one shown above. The card features Kirill gracefully skating down the ice in his brand-spanking-new NFL uniform. Simply put, this is one of the most attractive first-year Kaprizov cards out there.
2020-21 Upper Deck Artifacts (Buy on eBay)
We haven’t seen these begin to surface yet but we know they’re coming soon because the rookie redemption tickets have started to flood eBay. If you’re feeling lucky you can buy one and hope the scratch-off code reveals Kaprizov’s name. We’re going to wait for the actual cards to start showing up but if you like to roll the dice, there are probably worse ideas.
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Kirill Kaprizov Rookie Card Investment Strategy
Short (1 year or less)
We like many did not see this one coming. But judging by his performance in the KHL, maybe we should have. Either way, we’re onto Kirill now and anticipate a strong rest of the 2021 season. Just how strong will go a long way to determine the success of a short-term Kirill Kaprizov rookie card investment. Right now we’re more than optimistic. 8.5/10
Medium (1 to 3 years)
We’d like to see some more games before deciding whether or not to take a longer-term flyer on Kaprizov. While the Wild’s 5th round pick from the 2015 NHL Entry draft is certainly turning some heads, he has a long way to go. For right now we’ll take a chance with a short-term play in mind. However, if Kaprivoz continues to perform, better believe we’ll hold onto one past the end of the season. 7/10
Long (3 years or more)
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