In every other sport, there is a healthy debate in regards to the best player of all-time… NOT IN HOCKEY.
Wayne Gretzky is the unanimous, undisputed best player of all time in the National Hockey League… end of story… mic drop.
Having said that picking up a few Wayne Gretzky rookie cards (or memorabilia) for your collection is a no brainer.
There are two rookie cards worth considering when it comes to the Great One.
1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky RC #18 (buy it on eBay)
BOOM goes the dynamite!
The 79 Wayne Gretzky O-Pee-Chee rookie card is one of the most coveted cards in the sports card industry.
The card is numbered 18 and simply reads “Wayne is considered the best prospect to turn professional since Guy Lafleur“.
If you can find the card with anything from a PSA 4 to PSA 10 grade we suggest going all in.
1979-80 Topps Wayne Gretzky RC #18 (buy it on eBay)
The Topps version of the card is pretty much the same exact card as the O-Pee-Chee but can be had at a slight discount.
If you can afford both go ahead and get them as their value is similar to a blue-chip stock but greater. A blue-chip stock will usually return 6 or 7 percent each year while we predict these Wayne Gretzky rookie cards to return anywhere between 15 to 20 percent.
The value to the O-Pee-Chee and Topps Wayne Gretzky rookie cards will range anywhere between $1,000 to $150,000 depending on the grade.
Wayne Gretzky Memorabilia (best investments)
The below-listed memorabilia is your best option when looking for top ROI.
Please note Wayne Gretzky memorabilia will not return as much as the above-named cards but they are still a decent investment option for Gretzky FANBOYS.
- Wayne Gretzky Jerseys
- Wayne Gretzky Autograph Puck
- Wayne Gretzky Autograph Stick
- Wayne Gretzky Blues Jersey
If you looking for something a little more exciting try a Connor McDavid rookie card as these cards are somewhat riskier due to the fact he is still playing (but the short term return could be much greater… especially if he wins a cup or three).