Update: The card sold for $465,000.
The greatest copy of The Great One’s greatest card will be sold later this summer.
It’s the only PSA 10 copy of Wayne Gretzky‘s 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Rookie Card, and it will be on the block for the first time in five years as part of the Goldin Auctions sale during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., on Aug. 4.
“The fact that just one card has achieved this perfect grading is remarkable,” said Ken Goldin, the founder of the auction house. “With the recent surge in interest among serious collectors for high-grade examples of Rookie Cards, we expect this Gretzky card to establish a new benchmark. The average sales for a PSA 9 Gretzky’s has increased 600 percent in the past five years. If this card were to see a similar increase, it might become hockey’s first $500,000 trading card.”
More than 3,700 copies of the card have been graded and just 65 received a PSA 9. To say that it’s a tough grade is an understatement.
The Goldin auction will include 100 lots with each of them being items valued at $10,000 or more. For more information, visit GoldinAuctions.com.
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