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Rookie Card or not ?

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I got an email asking if this card was a rookie card or not as several are currently listed on websites for sale. This question has been asked before and I will repeat exactly what I said previously.

2012 Panini Father's Day Rookies #12 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

This card (along with the others from this 'set') is not a ROOKIE CARD. It is not recognized by Beckett as a RC because it doesn't come from a regular issued set. It doesn't matter that it is serial-numbered or not it still doesn't qualify as a rookie. In most cases sellers list the card as a rookie hoping to capitalize on a lack of buyer knowledge and getting more money. For the record this card books at $12. I know that this won't stop the questions and I don't mind answering them so keep them coming.


  1. frozenheroes's Avatar
    I guess we will agree to disagree. When the inmates start determining the rules of the asylum then it will be a free for all to make each and everyone determine their own card criteria. The rules for a ROOKIE CARD haven't changed over the years and for that reason they still apply and Beckett is STILL the authority, not individual sellers, web crawlers or card geeks who choose to serve themselves. The only people arguing the 'rookie' rules are usually the ones selling the cards in question and are not based in fact but greed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanguayfan
    Sorry, but if that is your only criteria for not listing it as a rookie card, then many would consider you wrong. History has shown that if there is enough evidence to the contrary, the collecting public determines what is a rookie card, and what isn't. Case in point, the McDonalds Crosby RC. That being said, Beckett is no longer the authority on the trading card market, and hasn't been in quite some time. If their prices for the most part are no longer relevant, then how can anything else in the magazine be considered relevant? It is simply their opinion, and nothing more.

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