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    1996-97 Wayne Gretzky Game Worn New York Rangers Skates.
    Despite joining the New York Rangers toward the tail-end of his storied career in 1996, Wayne Gretzky still stood out as one of the most prolific players in the NHL, and he helped lead the Big Apple squad all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997. During that same year, prior to his retirement, The Hockey News named a committee of fifty hockey experts to select and rank the fifty greatest players in history. The group of former NHL players, past and present writers, broadcasters, coaches and hockey executives named Gretzky as the best player ever.

    Originally acquired from the collection of former Rangers equipment manager Mike Folga, here we present Gretzky's CCM hockey skates that he wore during the 1996-97 season. The letter of provenance from Folga (copy of original) states that Gretzky brought these skates with him to the Rangers and were the style he wore during the World Cup in 1996 and with the St. Louis Blues. In fact, Gretzky used this style of skate all the way back to his days with the Los Angeles Kings. We will include a photo of Gretzky wearing these type of CCM skates during the World Cup.

    The custom sizing (5 3/4 left and 6 1/4 right) is presented. Both skates show good overall use as black streaks are visible on the white sides and heel region. "99" decals adorn the sides as well. The CCM's fit smaller but are identical in size to their Nike counterparts (6 3/4 and 7 1/4) according to Folga's letter. Overall, fine skates from the greatest man to take the ice. Letter of provenance from Mike Folga (copy). LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    August, 2017
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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