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    1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky Rookie #18 PSA NM-MT 8. Wayne Gretzky was still a young man in perfect health when he was bestowed with an honor not offered since Roberto Clemente and Lou Gehrig before him. "The Great One" was sent straight to the Hall of Fame upon retirement without the requisite five year waiting period. Ordinarily, you'd have to be dead, or at least dying, to get that kind of treatment. While number four and number twenty-one were retired from the Yankees and Pirates wardrobes respectively to honor the fallen ballplayers, Wayne Gretzky's famous double-nines were declared off-limits for the entirety of the National Hockey League in perpetuity! This was a distinction previously afforded only to the great Jackie Robinson in the entirety of the four major professional sports.

    While this specimen finds itself two steps down the grading ladder from a Gem Mint 10, it remains a true beauty and an attractive target for the investment-minded collector who considers the recent record-breaking price on a Gretzky rookie to be a compelling data point. Graded PSA NM-MT 8.


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