The 'Great One' Is Still Posting Great Numbers
We all know that Wayne Gretzky is one of the greatest hockey players of all time in the NHL. His point numbers are insane. Retiring in 1999, he still holds a crazy amount of records, but as it turns out, 17 years after retiring, he's not done.
This is Wayne Gretzky's rookie card. 17 years old, playing for the Edmonton Oilers (then of the WHA -- later merged with NHL). Currently, it is up for auction and already going for $200,000. This same card went for $94, 163 in 2011, but is expected to hit $400,000+. The thing that sets it apart -- the quality. This card has the highest rating that can be received.
Presented is the one-of-a-kind item that is absolutely the very finest Wayne Gretzky rookie card in existence. The mesmerizing attributes of the most valuable hockey card on the planet are properly realized, at last, in this beyond-spectacular collectible.
— Goldin Auctions
Gretzky is not new to the card game, except this time he is the one on the card. In 1991, the 'Great One' purchased a rare Honus Wagner card circa 1909, in the sum of $451,000. Now, 25 years later, Gretzky's own card is looking to fetch a number close.