I’m convinced that Vladimir Tarasenko reads the blog. I did not select him as the subject of my “Card of the Day” after he netted a hat trick in game three, so he came back to lead the way for St. Louis in game five.
Tarasenko scored two more goals, including a backhander on a breakaway where he skated away from two Minnesota defenders. He now has five goals and an assist in the series.
His Young Guns rookie currently books at $40, but I expect that to go up in the near future. As of this writing, you can find an eBay Buy it Now for as low as $27 (with shipping). The fact that you can’t find them at half book anymore is among the reasons I expect the price to climb. In January you could grab these for less than $10, but recently the price is in the $20-$25 range, with a few exceptions.
I can also confirm that his rookies are hot commodities because within the last week, I have traded away both this very card and also a Black Diamond. I’m looking to replace these through more trades where I’m just attempting to collect trade bait.
Have a great day and enjoy tonight’s games!
You can see our previous “Hockey Card of the Day” pieces by clicking on the links below.