A mint condition 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card is expected to become hockey’s first $1-million (U.S.) collectible card, if all goes according to the plan of Heritage Auctions.
“We’re really excited to have the king of hockey cards,” said Chris Ivy, Heritage’s Dallas-based director of sports. “The timing is phenomenal as far as the people that are interested in this type of thing and the current market. And Gretzky is the greatest of all time for his sport.”
When he retired, Gretzky held 61 NHL records — 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, and six all-star records. Only two have fallen. And one more was added (when Mario Lemieux’s points-per game average trailed off). Now, here comes another.
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