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What is the value of a Wayne Gretzky rookie card?

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Answered 2013-02-12 02:12:35

The current world record for a #18 1979-80 Wayne GretzkyO-Pee-Chee Rookie Card is $94,162.80.

The specimen, graded by industry-recognized card grading company PSA, was determined worthy of a GEM MINT 10 grade thus making it a perfect card - all things considered.

Some outrage and denouncement exist over the grade assessed due to what appears to be rough edges. O-Pee-Chee, at the time, used wire cutters to cut individual cards from card stock sheets. These wires would dull rather quickly and were not replaced near as often as one would expect. Considering that during this era, sports cards were still selling for pennies a piece and living their lives as a trade stimulator for other products, the quality control was not what it is today in terms of high-end collectible cards that have saturated the market in the last two decades.

When purchasing investment-grade sports cards, buying graded cards from reputable companies is still likely the better choice - along with due diligence and extensive industry knowledge. The difference between a Gretzky Grade 9.5 versus Grade 10 GEM MINT could yield a difference of several tens of thousands of dollars.

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