World News – CA – Wayne Gretzky breaks another record when his rookie card goes up for more than $ 1 million at auction

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Wayne Gretzky’s name appears at No.. 1 staggering 60 times in the NHL record book.

More than two decades after his retirement, The Great One set another high water mark early Friday morning.

A mint condition O-Pee-Chee Gretzky rookie card from 1979 was the first hockey card that cost more than $ 1 million when it grossed $ 1. 032 million at auction ($ 1. 29 million including buyer’s premium).

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the trading card is just one of two numbered cards. 99 from the 1979 barrel of O-Pee-Chee to get a perfect « Gem-Mint » from the Professional Sports Authenticator Rating Service.

This is from the 5th. 711 Gretzky cards evaluated by the PSA. For comparison: There are more than 300 rookie cards from Fleer Michael Jordan with the same rating « Gem Mint ».

In the description of the Gretzky collectible on their website, Heritage Auctions says that it is extremely rare for one to be in perfect condition, as cards were cut from the original sheets in the 1970s.

According to the auction house O-Pee-Chee, which was essentially U’s Canadian arm. S.. . Based on topps, « used wire instead of blades to separate individual cards from their printed sheets, which created a problem that became increasingly acute as the wire became dulled from use. ». Eventually the cards would be cut as jagged as the one on Terry Sawchuk’s face. ”

Gretzky was eliminated in 1999 with a record of 894 goals, 1. 963 templates and 2. 857 points from the NHL.

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