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    1978-79 Indianapolis Racers Media Guide - From Wayne Gretzky's 1st Year as Pro. Due to the NHL's rule that no team could sign a player under 20 years old in 1978, the WHA's Indianapolis Racers stepped up and signed 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky to a seven-year $1.75 million contract. But despite the young phenom donning Indy's red, white and blue sweater, the team was losing significant amounts of money and only eight games into his career with the Racers it was forced to trade the Great One to the Edmonton Oilers.

    Offered here is an extremely scarce original Indiana Racers media guide from the 1978-79 season. Exhibiting strong NM quality throughout, "page 6" features Gretzky's headshot and stats, and it marks one of very few pieces representing the hockey icon's first professional season. As fast as a Gretzky slapshot - don't blink, because you may miss this rare opportunity to own of one of the most important hockey pieces in the hobby.


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