A box of hockey cards that could contain around twenty Wayne Gretzky rookie cards has been found in Saskatchewan, and you'll have to pay big money to take possession of it.
A Regina family owned this O-Pee-Chee card box from the 1979-1980 season, in which “The Marvel” made his National Hockey League debut with the Edmonton Oilers.
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To date, two mint condition Gretzky cards have been found, selling in 2020 and 2021 for $1.29 million and $3.75 million, respectively. However, this treasure could contain around twenty of these cards.
“Remarkably, our supplier didn't know he had this amazing Holy Grail until he recently discovered a long-forgotten stack of cardboard boxes in his home in Saskatchewan, where unsold cards from the late 1970s and early 1980s have been gathering dust ever since. “He got them right there with you Bought from a wholesaler,” explains the auctioneer Heritage, who was responsible for the sale of the two Gretzky cards, on its website.
“No boxes of 1979-1980 O-Pee-Chee have surfaced in the 21st century, and it is impossible to imagine another one.”
In this box we find 16 boxes with 48 packs of 14 cards each. Of the 7,680 cards, it is estimated that around 27 perfect Gretzky cards were found.
The value of this box is estimated at $3 million and offers have already been received from all sides. An amount of $1.125 million was proposed Monday evening. This auction ends in just over three weeks.