Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
Please note that and the Heritage mobile app will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance from approximately 2:00 AM to 3:30 AM Central Time the morning of Sunday, July 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 156

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage auctions is more than just an auction business. They are in the 'preserving history' business as well.
    Alicia Kramer, Daughter of Jerry Kramer, five-time NFL World Champion,
    Garden City, ID
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $5,164,978