There is a reason why he’s called the Great One. Wayne Gretzky
A Wayne Gretzky rookie trading card has sold for $465,000 US, a record for modern-day hockey cards, according to Goldin Auctions.
That’s the equivalent of $605,600 in Canadian money. The previous record of $94,162 was fetched by the same trading card: a 1979 O-Pee-Chee from the Brantford, Ont.-born Gretzky’s early days with the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky, 55, a Hall of Famer who holds 61 NHL records, retired as a player in 1999.