Gretzky Rookie Card Sells for an Eye-Watering Amount

Published August 4, 2023 at 9:02

Imagine winning a $10 million lottery, where all your financial worries vanish, and you can indulge in your passions without constraints. As a diehard Oilers fan, you're faced with a tempting offer—to purchase Wayne Gretzky's rookie card. With money being no object, would you take the plunge? Most people probably would in this scenario.

In 2021, at Heritage Auctions, Gretzky's 1979 O-PEE-CHEE rookie card sold for an astonishing $3.75 million, setting a new record for hockey card sales. The previous record was only $1.29 million.

What made this card so special? Unlike the others, this card was extremely rare, being one of the few that received the highest distinction from PSA, a gem mint 10th.

Owning this card means possessing a remarkable piece of history—the iconic Wayne Gretzky rookie card.

I never delved into purchasing or trading cards, although I knew many people who did, and some still do. It's incredible how these cards continue to hold significant value and remain cherished collectibles passed down to the next generation.
August 4   |   64 answers
Gretzky Rookie Card Sells for an Eye-Watering Amount

Would you buy a Gretzky rookie card if you had money no object?

Yes3046.9 %
No3453.1 %
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