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It’s not every day a trading card comes through our doors valued more than most new automobiles, but that’s what happened today. Upper Deck purchased back from the hobby a 2005-06 NHL® The Cup Autograph Patch Rookie card of Sidney Crosby numbered 12/99. This card is well known as “The Holy Grail of all Sidney Crosby cards.”
The card will be randomly inserted into 2015-16 NHL® UD Buybacks and is sure to provide a pulse-pounding shock to the system for the collector lucky enough to pull it.
It got us to talking today, every card has a story and a card like this has likely seen a variety of owners over the years. I shared with a co-worker that I believe this hobby is so tight knit we could likely trace back (with the help of our loyal fan base of course) the collector who first pulled this card.
So that is the challenge, can you help us find who has owned the card in the past and who first pulled it? We thought it would be fun to talk to them to get their thoughts on what this card has become over time. Help us find the original owner and you might just earn an Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness Mail Day! Share any information you have in the comment section below and good luck to those opening 2015-16 NHL® UD Buybacks, maybe you’ll be the next collector to own this card!