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Wayne Gretzky Rookie Cards

Wayne Gretzky and his most valuable hockey cards

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For any die-hard hockey card collector, Wayne Gretzky, aka The Great One, rookie card is a must-have for their personal collection.

Of course, there’s the issue of money, particularly with his iconic 1979 O-Pee-Chee. We list some below where you can bid or buy them online.

But we also offer a few other suggestions that are worth looking into as well.

1. 1979 O-Pee-Chee Rookie Card

If you have the funds, this is the one to get.

And the better the grade, the more you can expect to pay. Even lesser graded ones can cost you a pretty penny.

These O-Pee-Chee cards were distributed in Canada and printed in smaller quantities than the ones that Topps produced for U.S. collectors (see next card recommendation below).

1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT

$650,000.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-28-2021 13:57:55 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $650,000.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC-A)

$299,000.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-26-2021 18:54:58 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $299,000.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC-S)

$118,000.00  
End Date: Tuesday Aug-31-2021 19:46:21 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $118,000.00
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1979 O-PEE-CHEE RC ROOKIE WAYNE GRETZKY #18 PSA 9 OC CLEAR AND CRISP HIGH END

$99,999.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-09-2021 13:43:23 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $99,999.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8 NM-MT EYE APPEAL!!!

$75,000.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-15-2021 20:39:21 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $75,000.00
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1979-80 O-PEE-CHEE OPC #18 WAYNE GRETZKY OILERS HoF ROOKIE RC - NM-MT+ PSA 8.5 !

$75,000.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-05-2021 19:35:34 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $75,000.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee OPC Hockey #18 Wayne Gretzky RC Rookie HOF PSA 8

$65,000.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-30-2021 18:31:38 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $65,000.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee OPC Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8.5

$60,000.00  
End Date: Friday Aug-06-2021 17:20:20 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $60,000.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee OPC #18 Wayne Gretzky RC Rookie PSA 8

$49,999.00  
End Date: Thursday Sep-02-2021 12:09:20 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $49,999.00
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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC-S)

$49,000.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-18-2021 16:12:47 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $49,000.00
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2. 1979 Topps Rookie Card

Looks identical to the aforementioned 1979 OPC Rookie Card, but the Topps isn’t as scarce.

Hence you can find these cards at similar grades cost far less than the OPC rookies.

However, getting a good grade is still difficult with these light blue border cards, which means there is still scarcity in finding these rookie cards in top condition.

1979 TOPPS WAYNE GRETZKY RC ROOKIE CARD #18 PSA 9

$150,999.99  
End Date: Monday Aug-09-2021 21:19:18 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $150,999.99
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1979 TOPPS WAYNE GRETZKY RC ROOKIE CARD #18 PSA 9

$150,999.99  
End Date: Monday Aug-30-2021 19:36:07 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $150,999.99
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1979 TOPPS WAYNE GRETZKY RC ROOKIE CARD #18 PSA 9

$150,999.99  
End Date: Monday Aug-30-2021 19:45:59 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $150,999.99
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1979 Topps Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT

$89,999.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-14-2021 16:30:53 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $89,999.00
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1979 Topps Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT

$75,000.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-26-2021 18:22:43 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $75,000.00
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1979 Topps Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8 NM-MT

$49,999.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-28-2021 10:18:54 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $49,999.00
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1979 Topps Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8 NM-MT

$47,999.00  
End Date: Friday Aug-20-2021 15:50:04 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $47,999.00
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1979 Topps Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9(oc) MINT

$34,900.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-11-2021 12:24:45 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $34,900.00
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1979 Topps Hockey WAYNE GRETZKY RC Rookie #18 PSA 8 NM MT RARE

$29,999.99  
End Date: Saturday Aug-07-2021 19:50:10 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $29,999.99
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1979 Topps Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 8(oc) NM-MT

$29,666.00  
End Date: Friday Aug-06-2021 02:00:53 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $29,666.00
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3. 1980 O-Pee-Chee #250 Second-Year Card

Back in the earlier days of collecting, there wasn’t as much variety when it comes to collecting different rookie cards.

So the two previously mentioned Gretzky rookies are pretty much it.

But if you’re priced out of that range, the second-year card is worth a look. Some well graded ones already go for a few thousand although ungraded ones are still quite affordable.

1980 OPC O-PEE-CHEE WAYNE GRETZKY #250 PSA 10

$76,999.99  
End Date: Monday Aug-09-2021 21:17:59 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $76,999.99
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1980-81 OPC Wayne Gretzky 2nd year #250 PSA 10 Gem Mint O-Pee-Chee Great One

$42,999.99  
End Date: Sunday Aug-08-2021 22:15:51 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $42,999.99
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1980-81 O-PEE-CHEE OPC Wayne Gretzky #250 BVG BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (Low Pop)

$40,000.00  
End Date: Tuesday Aug-10-2021 21:01:14 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $40,000.00
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1980 80-81 OPC O-PEE-CHEE #250 WAYNE GRETZKY KSA 10 GEM MINT.

$11,000.00  
End Date: Tuesday Aug-17-2021 20:17:25 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $11,000.00
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1980-81 OPC Wayne Gretzky 2nd year #250 PSA 9 Mint O-Pee-Chee

$8,999.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-02-2021 19:28:13 EDT
Buy It Now for only: $8,999.00
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