1978-79 O Pee Chee Wayne Gretzky
At 17 years of age, the Great One began his career skating for the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. He would be sold to Edmonton early in the season. The following season the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques, and the Winnipeg Jets would be the only WHA teams to become NHL franchises. The Whalers would eventually move to Carolina and become the Hurricanes. The Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche. The Jets moved to Phoenix and became the Coyotes. (The…
Long-haired legend: Gretzky's old hockey card resurfaces | CBC News
Sporting a flowing mullet and uneasy smile, the vintage Wayne Gretzky hockey card is so rare it barely made it off the printing press. And despite the hockey legend’s best efforts to keep the 1981-82 season cards out of collectors' hands, some sticky fingers have made sure the image of that misguided mane lives on forever.
Gretzky: A kid from Brantford | CBC Sports
Long before he became a star in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky turned heads as a child prodigy in his hometown of Brantford, Ont. Ken Wolff, the senior producer of CBCSports.ca, saw Gretzky play in those days and recalls what it was like.
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Wax Stain Rookie
Back in the early 90's when I was a kid (and seemingly had more hockey card money than I do now), I actually owned a Patrick Roy OPC Rookie and a Ray Bourque OPC Rookie. Both were in pretty good shape, and I traded them for a mint condition 87/88 OPC set. At the time the trade was fair in terms of BV, but who knew an Adam Oates rookie wouldn't always be worth 40 bucks! In hindsight, that is probably one of the worst trades I have ever made, but over the last few months I decided to focus on…
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