Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wayne Gretzky 1979 rookie card, $1.29 million, Heritage Auctions

Wayne Gretzky 1979 rookie card, $1.29 million, Heritage Auctions

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By Ken Hall

 

Wayne Gretzky 1979 rookie card, $1.29 million, Heritage Auctions
Wayne Gretzky 1979 rookie card, $1.29 million, Heritage Auctions

A Canadian version of a 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers rookie card, graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, sold for $1.29 million at a four-day Fall Sports Collectibles Catalog auction held Dec. 11-14 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, TX. Also, a green-shaded 1997 Michael Jordan Metal Universe Precious Metal Gem card, one of just 10 made, achieved $915,000; and a 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card rose to $360,000.