Saturday, January 30, 2021

Patrik Stefan: SPA Future Watch

There was actually one other Patrik Stefan card in my latest COMC shipment and I thought it deserved a standalone post. Rather than just being an insert, this is one of his true rookie cards from 1999-00 and definitely one of the most 90's designs you will see. 

It may be gaudy, but I love it and have wanted a copy for 20 years now. Here is card #91 from 1999-00 Upper Deck SP Authentic, specifically a Future Watch rookie. It is serial numbered 1853/2000 and looks amazing in person.

This thing definitely sticks out among the other Stefan cards in my main PC box. Upper Deck even went as far as re-creating this design for the 20th anniversary in the 2019-20 SPA release, although those were only numbered out of 249. The 10-card set includes the likes of Jack Hughes, Cody Glass and Cale Makar.


  1. Oh man... can you imagine pulling that Stefan back in 1999? That would have been so awesome. Kinda crazy what twenty years can do to a card's value.

    1. Definitely! I was actually a fan of his and the new Thrashers back then so I would've been super excited. I wonder what it was going for at its peak. I got it for like $1 from COMC.

  2. That was quite a hot card back in the day. Very cool that you picked it up for a buck. He may have been a bust but he's still one of the best players in franchise history (I'm not joking!)