The Vancouver Canucks and their fans endured a difficult 2016-17 season, but there was a major ray of hope that arrived late in the schedule in the form of talented prospect Brock Boeser (pronounced BEH-suhr). With the team already showing some major improvement during the first weeks of the current campaign, there is little doubt that Boeser has already made an impact on the ice as he ranked third among rookies with 17 points after 17 games.
Thanks to numbers like that, collectors are starting to hunt for his first NHL trading cards. For those unfamiliar with this young star in the making, there are plenty of reasons to start looking for his cardboard:
There is little doubt that Boeser’s Young Guns rookie card that is currently being discovered in packs and boxes of 2017-18 Upper Deck Series One is going to be a hot item among Canucks fans, but it could experience even higher demand if he can continue to produce offense at such a feverish pace. It also has the traditional and limited Exclusives and High Gloss versions in addition to the Clear Cut parallel that proved to be a big hit with collectors last year.
As an added bonus, he is also featured on the Young Guns Checklist with fellow freshman Nico Hischier, but his UD Canvas Young Guns card is being saved for the second series that is set to arrive in early 2018.
If you are searching for even more alternatives to collect, there are plenty of Boeser’s cards in Upper Deck products that have hit store shelves in recent months. For those wanting an early autograph or memorabilia card of the Canucks phenom, their best place to find one is in Artifacts. There are also some solid rookie card, parallel, or insert options to consider in both MVP and O-Pee-Chee.
Also, don’t miss out on some of Boeser’s different promo cards from sets like Overtime, the Fall Expo and UD Winter which releases this week!
Stephen Laroche has been actively involved in the hockey collectibles industry in a variety of roles for nearly 20 years. In the past, he has been a writer and editor with Beckett Media and SLAM! Collectibles in addition to working as a trading card company executive and consultant. He is available for freelance work and can be contacted at [email protected]
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