Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Record
To add to his impressive list of accomplishments, Gretzky just set another NHL record. He sold his rookie card for $3.75 million, making it the most expensive hockey card ever sold. Heritage Auctions was reported by ESPN to have sold the Gem Mint 10 graded 1979 O-Pee-Chee Gretzky rookie card for a record-breaking price. An anonymous buyer had dreamed of owning the card for a long time.
One of P.E.E.C. Gretzky's teammates sold for $1.29 million in December last year. This single Gretzky O-Pee-Chees card went for more than $1 million, one of two Gem Mint 10 cards graded in 1979. In 2016, that same card sold for just $465,00, despite the booming industry of trading cards in the past five years.
The record holder for the most points earned by an NHL player is Gretzky, who led the league in goals and assists.
His NHL career has seen him play for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St Louis Blues, and New York Rangers. Having won four Stanley Cups, the 60-year-old is a four-time NHL champion.