Learn All About the Patrick Roy Rookie Cards

By: Marty Beets

Patrick Roy is considered one of the greatest hockey goalies in NHL in history. Throughout his 17-year NHL career, he was regularly at the top of the league in saves, shutouts, and other statistics.

His rookie and early cards are very sought after and somewhat valuable. Let's take a look at some of these vintage Herschel Walker cards:

1986-87 O-Pee-Chee

Card #53

This is the most widely-recognized and valuable Patrick Roy rookie card. It is considered a rookie.

The 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set was made up of 264 cards. This is the most popular major-release Patrick Roy rookie card.

1986-87 Topps

Card #53

This is the US version of his O-Pee-Chee rookie. It is considered a rookie card.

The 1986-87 Topps Patrick Roy is nearly identical to his O-Pee-Chee card aside from the logo and the color of the cardstock.  It is less valuable than the OPC rookie.

1985-86 Montreal Canadiens Postcards 

This postcard is the first Patrick Roy card. It is considered an oddball rookie.

 An early Roy from a team set.  These are called postcards, but the back of it doesn’t allow room for an address and message like a usable postcard would.

1986-87  O-Pee-Chee Sticker

cards #19

This sticker was mass-produced and intended to go in the OPC sticker album.  It is considered an oddball rookie.

This is Patrick Roy’s “regular” sticker from the set, but there are also two special foil stickers in this set. These stickers re great options for collectors seeking an inexpensive Roy rookie.

Review of Patrick Roy rookies. 

1986-87 Topps Considered a rookie.

1986-87 OPC  Considered a rookie.

1985-86 Montreal Canadiens Postcards An oddball rookie.

1986-87 OPC  Sticker An oddball rookie.