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Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells for Record $94,163

Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells at Auction for Record
Hall of Famer Gretzky holds National Hockey League records for goals, assists and points. Photographer: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

(Corrects Gretzky’s age to 50 in second paragraph)

May 3 (Bloomberg) -- A rookie trading card for Wayne Gretzky sold to an anonymous bidder for $94,163, a record for a hockey card, SCP Auctions, Inc. said on its website.

Hall of Famer Gretzky, 50, holds National Hockey League records for goals, assists and points. He led the Edmonton Oilers to Stanley Cup championships in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988 and retired in 1999.

Gretzky, an 18-time All-Star who spent the first nine seasons of his NHL career in Edmonton before moving on to the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers, was a rookie for Edmonton in 1979-1980.

Other items sold by Laguna Niguel, California-based SCP Auctions in a sale that concluded May 1 included a 1925 Ty Cobb baseball bat and items from the estate collection of National Basketball Association Hall of Fame Coach Red Auerbach.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Gloster in San Francisco at rgloster@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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