. . World News – CA – Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record at $ 1. 3M sale at auction

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A 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky O-Pee-Chee rookie card sold for a record $ 1. 29M at an auction on Thursday evening.

The final price makes this card the first hockey card to reach the price of 1 million. USD exceeds. In August 2016, the same card was awarded for a then record of 465. Sold $ 000.

Heritage Auctions says this is just one of two Gretzky cards from this O-Pee-Chee set to earn a perfect Gem Mint 10 from the Professional Sports Authenticator’s review service.

[D] The Gretzky OPC newbie is considered to be the most popular card of the modern age, but it’s tough to land in high quality, with blue borders showing wear, inconsistent centering, pressure marks, and other reasons. PPE has over 5. 700 copies of the OPC Gretzky rookie card examined.

This wasn’t the only Wayne Gretzky Gem Mint 10 rookie card to break a record Thursday night. The 1979-80 Topps Edition was made for 720. Sold $ 000. As with O-Pee-Chee, the same card was sold back in August 2016, but for just over 200. $ 000.

The photo shows Gretzky during a Nov. . 1978 World Hockey Association game between the Edmonton Oilers and Gordie Howes Hartford Whalers. The shot came from the camera of Steve Babineau, who received $ 17 for working on the game.

Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk for NBC Sports. Write him an email at phtblog @ nbcsports. com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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World News – CA – Wayne Gretzky-Rookie Card sets record of $ 1. 3M sale at auction
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