These two are absolutely remarkable and one of a kind Gretzky rookie cards. 1979-80 Rookie WAYNE GRETZKY autographed cards signed his rookie season with a stunning vintage auto. Uncommon auto from THE GREAT ONE, EDMONTON OILERS.The autographs are both graded "10"s and are a very rare form of his early autograph. Both of his rookie cards, TOPPS and OPC, were signed in-person in Los Angeles by Wayne when he first played there with Edmonton.
The TOPPS card was signed in Los Angeles on December 12, 1979, as that was the first time the Oilers played in Los Angeles after the Topps card was released. The OPC card was signed on January 30, 1980, as that was their first trip to Los Angeles after the OPC O-PEE-CHEE Cards were released. There is only a handful of these in existence with this first-year auto and those have been in ballpoint pen. The sharpie used was solid and brand new and the results are stunning. As if the 10 autograph is not enough, the actual condition of these cards are outstanding and visually stunning.
This may be the only sharpie version out there in a vintage auto. According to the PSA Pop Population Report, this appears to be the first-ever 10 and the highest previous was an 8. Many have fallen way below that number and most that have been authenticated didn't even have a number indicating they are not nice at all.So a true 1 of 1 of probably the most iconic Hockey Card ever issued. Simply put, there is none nicer out there with his rookie season autograph. Very few of Wayne's rookies have his autograph, and even fewer with his "vintage" auto, and although there may be more signed by him, none will be vintage. Gretzky's rookie card is one of the most sought-after cards, his rookie card with an auto is even that much more rare, now you have his rookie card with an auto that is vintage.
These are without a doubt two of the best signed Gretzky rookies. This OPC rookie has NO creases. The Topps has no creases.
The item "(2) 79 Wayne Gretzky Rookies OPC & TOPPS both PSA 10's Signed Vintage Autos 1/1" is in sale since Thursday, July 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles". The seller is "gretzky4re" and is located in SURREY. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.