Sydney Crosby was selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and quickly showed why many called him a generational talent. As a rookie, Crosby scored 39 goals and had 63 assists for a total of 102 points in his 81 games played. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and finished second in voting for the Calder Trophy to fellow superstar Alexander Ovechkin. Crosby’s strong rookie season was just what Penguins fans and the NHL expected. As a collector, it’s certainly easy to hunt for cards of an NHL player who’s won the multiple Stanley Cups, the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, Ted Lindsay Awards as the NHL’s outstanding player as voted by the players, and multiple Conn Smythe Trophies as the MVP of the NHL playoffs.
Crosby will go down in history of the NHL as one of the best to ever lace on skates. In line with all-time greats like Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe put him in good company when you’re looking to add a high quality Graded RC to your collection.