DELSON – In true “Great Gretzky” fashion, young number ninety-nine shattered all doubts in his rookie campaign, picking up 51 goals and 86 assists for 137 points, finishing the 1979-80 season tied with Marcel Dionne for the NHL scoring lead. In doing so, Gretzky became the youngest player in history to score 50 goals in a single season and was rewarded with his first of nine Hart trophies as the league MVP.
Classic Auctions is extremely proud to offer one of, if not arguably THE most important hockey jersey in the history of the game, with an Edmonton Oilers white home jersey worn by the incomparable Wayne Gretzky during his historic rookie season of 1979-80.
Thorough research and photographic evidence has helped the sports memorabilia experts at Classic Auctions associate this historic Wayne Gretzky jersey to numerous contests including Gretzky’s very first NHL home game where he netted an assist, on Oct 13th 1979, with the probability extremely high that Wayne wore this very sweater while scoring his first NHL goal, on Oct 14th, the following night. Classic Auctions believes that this home white uniform is the only one of two that were worn by the superstar that season.
Originally obtained in 1980 by Oilers stick boy Rick Elaschuk, the important jersey has proudly resided in a private collection for the last 15 years. A Canadian cultural relic who’s all-encompassing importance is hard to fully contemplate but wonderful to ponder, this historical jersey is currently offered for auction until February 26th, 2019 on www.classicauctions.net. The Jersey has already received 20 bids and is up to 185 000$ USD with 7 days to go to the auction. Bidding could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars and break the record for a Gretzky jersey according to the auction house who also sold the now famous Paul Henderson 1972 Series Jersey for 1.275 Million Dollars back in 2010.
Located in Delson, Quebec, Canada, Classic Auctions was established in 1994 and is renowned as the world’s largest hockey auction house. Its record-demolishing $1.275 million sale of Paul Henderson’s iconic 1972 Team Canada jersey (Guinness World Record for the most expensive hockey uniform ever sold) is only one example of its sterling record in achieving the best possible results for its clients, both buyers and sellers. Classic Auctions offers three online auctions every year and have gain the trust of thousands of customers from Canada, United States, Europe and even Asia.