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    1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky #18 PSA Mint 9 - Only Two Higher. No hockey card has become more desirable than The Great One's O-Pee-Chee rookie card from the 1979 set. The reverse of the card states "Wayne is considered to be the best prospect to turn professional since Guy Lafleur." Needless to say, Gretzky eclipsed that lofty prediction and went on to become the greatest player in NHL history. Not only did he break records, he simply shattered them. He's the only person to achieve 200 points in a season, and accomplished the feat four times. Simply put, Gretzky is to hockey what Babe Ruth is to baseball; one of the finest athletes of all-time, regardless of sport.

    This card, graded PSA Mint 9, is a great piece that would be a cornerstone for any collection. It features excellent centering and four sharp corners. The edges of the card have the ragged appearance that is typical of O-Pee-Chee cards of this era. Cards at their factory were cut with a wire and, as the wire dulled, the edges of the product became less sharp. This is an accepted characteristic of the card, an indication of its authentic nature. Within PSA's population report, almost 6,700 examples of this card have been graded, with eighty-nine Mint 9's, only two higher. A remarkable card of a remarkable player.


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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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