Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card auctions off for record $465K

Getty
5 Comments

In true Wayne Gretzky fashion, his rookie card auctioned off for a record that vastly outpaces any other hockey card.

Gretzky’s 1979 O-Pee-Chee card was auctioned off for $465K to an anonymous buyer on Thursday, according to the CBC and other outlets.

NHL.com notes that one big distinction was that the card was in mint condition. This blows away a previous mark, also set by a Gretzky card, which went for a little less than $100K in 2011.

Here’s what the card looks like:

The back of the card looks like this, and really makes the whole thing that much more charming:

As with any mention of a card drawing big auctions, people look back to their younger days, when they wished they kept better care of the things:

Hey, even Wayne couldn’t win them all.

(H/T to NHL.com)