Gretzky returns to Upper Deck Authenticated for signed memorabilia and remains an exclusive signer for Upper Deck trading cards. Among the unique collectibles will be a signed piece that features a signature that is more than two feet long.
The National Sports Collectors Convention served as the backdrop of a new standard for the Hobby, as a 1970 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie graded PSA 10 sold for a record $465,000 in Goldin Auctions’ $3.1 million sale.
SCP Auctions has a big-time auction scheduled for April 10-27. Among the personal collections of John Havlicek, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers and many others will be iconic game-used jersey from Reggie Jackson (Game 6 of 1977 World Series) and Wayne Gretzky (1980-81 Edmonton Oilers).
The Miracle on Ice Collection isn’t the only headliners in the Heritage Platinum action closing Feb. 23. The auction includes many high-end signed items, like Mickey Mantle’s bonus check as a 17-year-old, Gretzky’s rookie contract and a series of checks involving the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees from the Red Sox.
SCP Auctions knew ihad a winner on its hand with its latest sale, which included the Pauley Pavilion jump circle signed by Wooden and more that brought $325,085 and numerous other items topping $100,000.
According to a newspaper report, Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner E.G. "Ken" Kendrick, is the current owner of the Holy Grail of baseball cards — the coveted 1909 T206 Honus Wagner once owned by Wayne Gretzky.
The card sold for a record $2.8 million in a private sale in September 2007 to a bidder than insisted on remaining anonymous. A year later, the owner’s name is being reported in the media for the first time.