On May 22, Upper Deck debuted a new set of trading cards entitled 2018-19 Engrained Hockey. According to Beckett, the cards are inspired by hockey players’ sticks and the design uses wood as its focal point.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has several stunning cards in the set, but I want to first point you to the Honorary Engravings insert featuring the Caps forward.
Upper Deck has created a replica of Ovechkin’s metal nameplate affixed to the Conn Smythe Trophy for being named NHL Playoff MVP in 2018. There are only 100 of these Ovechkin cards in existence and several have already sold north of $100 on eBay.
Ovechkin’s real nameplate was added to the trophy in July of 2018. Keeper of the Cup Philip Pritchard shared a photo.
Upper Deck’s Honorary Engravings insert includes other notable trophy nameplates like Wayne Gretzky on the Art Ross, Martin Broudeur’s Calder, and Sidney Crosby’s Conn Smythe.
Ovechkin also autographed cards that include sliced up pieces of his game-used sticks. One insert is called Signature Flexures which includes a piece of Ovechkin’s game-used stick.
Another insert, Complete Sticks Signatures, features Ovi’s autograph on a card that includes a piece of the blade, shaft, and handle.
Finally, the most historic Ovechkin card in the set is a Dual Stick Nameplate where Ovechkin’s nameplate is on the same card as Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure’s.
OH MY GOSH!! You thought we were done?! Guess again lol. Ryan Bever pulled this Dual Stick Nameplates of Alex Ovechkin and Pavel Bure numbered ONE of ONE from 2018-19 UD Engrained. The store is on 🔥 y’all!!#Legends #customerpulls #Upperdeck pic.twitter.com/qmJ9y7AQSp
— Legends Sports GR (@LegendsSportsGR) May 23, 2019
The card is up on eBay where it’s being offered for $4,999.
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