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    Signed 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky #18 BVG/JSA Authentic. In the February 2015 Platinum night auction, Heritage auctioned the 1979 WHA Player's Contract of Wayne Gretzky. That agreement sealed the "Great One" to a decade of service with the Edmonton Oilers - signed on his eighteenth birthday. It is possibly the most significant document in the vast archives of hockey. Only the paperwork that delivered Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees could be considered the baseball equivalent. The fact that the contract was executed on Gretzky's eighteenth birthday, the very first hours of his official adulthood, should illustrate just how intently the Edmonton Oilers wished to secure his services. It was not that long after that when this 1979 O-Pee-Chee card was signed by Gretzky placing it among the earliest autographs of "The Great One." Signed in thin, blue ball-point pen, the signature rates a solid "7" to "8" while the card itself is very nicely centered apparent EX-MT card with one lone wrinkle in the bottom left corner. Asking a fan to give up a treasured memento this is no easy task and a decision not made lightly. Vintage Gretzky signed collectibles, ones signed during the earliest years of his professional career, once auctioned usually don't see the light of day again for a very long time. Encapsulated BVG/JSA Authentic.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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