Tag Archives: Wayne Gretzky

The Daily: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky RC

00000 The Card: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky RC #18 100 years ago today, the NHL played its first games. Over all those thousands of games since have created a rich history for the sport. And the greatest player of all-time? Of course there’ll be some debate, but it’s hard to argue against Wayne Gretzky. Not […]

Wayne Gretzky added to NHL Figures League app

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The NHL Figures League app from Imports Dragon has been running for several weeks and players from around the world have been able to compete head-to-head using their collection of figurines featuring the best current pro talent. Well, it looks like there is a hockey legend joining […]

PSA 10 1979-80 Topps Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells for $200,000

00000 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor It has been a big month for Wayne Gretzky rookie cards. First, the lone PSA 10 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie went for $465,000 during Goldin Auctions’ 2016 Premium Live Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City. Now a PSA 10 Topps Wayne Gretzky rookie […]

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Price for a Hockey Card

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A new record price for a hockey card has been established and it is only fitting that it is for the only 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. Last night, the intense bidding for the PSA 10 card reached its culmination and sold […]

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky rookie card up for auction once again

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Wayne Gretzky rookie card from the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set has long been considered one of the hobby’s most celebrated and iconic cards and finding a high-grade copy can be a challenge for even the most advanced collectors – even if they have deep pockets. Now, […]

The high-end bar to be set again with 2016 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor In the seemingly never-ending competition to raise the bar for what is the most expensive and limited trading card release to date, collectors are about to see a new standard established with 2016 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection. Limited to just 200 boxes and […]

Generations come together with 2015-16 Upper Deck Biography of a Season set

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The parallels between Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid and Wayne Gretzky have been drawn by fans and media alike for quite some time, so it is only natural that Upper Deck has announced that its Authorized Internet Retailers will soon be offering a special 2015-16 Upper Deck […]

Hobby Q&A: Crosby Collector Carlos Pinheiro

00000 By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst A couple of weeks ago, we had Sidney Crosby on listed as the second star in the NHL Hobby Stars of the Week because he was tied for second in points with Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell. That piece caught the eye of Beckett reader Carlos Pinheiro […]

Sunday Conversation: Adam “Edge” Copeland

00000  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For millions of wrestling fans, the world champion known as Edge is truly one of sports entertainment’s greatest superstars as he held multiple World Wrestling Entertainment titles throughout a Hall of Fame career. Before he thrilled arenas full of screaming fans and wrestled on countless pay-per-view events, […]

Gridiron Greats Auction Ends Sunday

00000 There are only two days left on the clock in our Gridiron Greats Auction and with an incredible assortment of over 450 lots of prime football memorabilia, collectors have an excellent opportunity to purchase some true hobby treasures. Among the highlights are some highly-collected cards such as 1997 Upper Deck Legends Autographs in addition […]

BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction

00000 This year, Beckett Auctions has gone to great lengths to bring collectors some incredible and rare treasures and for their December event, one of the hobby’s most coveted cards is up for bids and the action on the BVG 5.5 1952 Mickey Mantle “B” version is expected to be intense when it starts at […]

Upper Deck Brings Gretzky To Private Expo Function

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Throughout this year, Upper Deck has been celebrating its 25th anniversary in fine fashion and the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that collectors have been a part of the festivities. During their recent visit to the 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, they […]

Sneak Peek: 2013-14 The Cup

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The highly-anticipated release of the 2013-14 edition of The Cup from Upper Deck is almost upon us and the company has been busy on social media showing off some of the pulls collectors could potentially find in tins. While Beckett provided a First Look at the product […]

Upper Deck Reveals Fall Expo Priority Signings Plans

The 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto is less than a month away and Upper Deck has delivered some early details regarding what collectors can expect from their popular Priority Signings program at the latest installment of the long-running show.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Edmonton Oilers Collection

00000Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open a box of 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers Collection from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Upper Deck supersizing shadowboxes for UDA

The new collectible pieces will measure 16-by-20 inches with a large base that it could be displayed standing up or hung on a wall.

Gallery: Upper Deck shows off newest cards from 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey

Check out the gallery to see the latest additions to 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey.

New Upper Deck Master Collection set puts together 30 great athletes

Each box will come with one autograph from all 30 athletes.

The King and S.I. — New Jersey collector pursues lifelong autograph project

Imagine a collecting challenge that spans decades into the past and has at least one new autograph addition arriving every single week.

Golf and hockey star autographs in 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball

There are several non-basketball autographs in Exquisite such as key players in racing, baseball, golf and hockey.

Upper Deck gives Gretzky collector a big surprise

Upper Deck decided to add one more autograph to Griffith’s collection while at the 2013 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto.

Gretzky collector pulls massive hit from 2012-13 The Cup

“At that moment I felt like I had run a marathon in two and a half hours.”

In The Game announces Toronto Fall Expo plans

At the Fall Expo, ITG will show off classic game-used jersey to showcase Superlative – The First Six.

First look: Upper Deck’s Edmonton Oilers Collection (with full checklist)

The Edmonton Oilers Collection will feature 10 packs per box with 10 cards in each pack. Each box will have three autographs, two manufactured patches and five rainbow foil parallels.

Upper Deck releases checklist for 2012-13 The Cup Hockey

Upper Deck’s 2012-13 The Cup will be coming out next week.

Upper Deck announces plans for 2013 Fan Expo Canada

Upper Deck will have a strong presence at the 2013 Fan Expo Canada.

Upper Deck, Wayne Gretzky sign long-term, exclusive deal

Upper Deck signed Wayne Gretzky to a new exclusive autograph deal.

Upper Deck previews National VIP set

Upper Deck gave collectors a sneak peek at its VIP cards for the National Sports Collectors Convention taking place next month.

First look: 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey set

In August, collectors will get a 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey set – that could only be found in Canada.

Upper Deck announces Spring Expo plans

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor When is it time to start talking hockey’s double rookie class? Now, seems like a good time. Upper Deck released its plans for the Spring Expo in Toronto (May 3-5) and its highlighting next season’s cards Upper Deck will give away free chances to win signed memorabilia […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … vintage cards

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll take a look back at the older days of collecting and we want to know what you think with this latest batch of 20 questions.

2012-13 Upper Deck SP Game Used hockey is live

The release of hockey cards may be slow this year, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

Upper Deck’s 2012-13 Black Diamond Hockey is live

With the NHL lockout in full swing, and games canceled through the end of the year, one of the few things keeping collectors going is the small doses of new product.

Beating the odds: Hockey cards give ailing man a lift

Richard Huffman doesn’t normally show off his dance moves, but when he pulled a redemption card out of a Parkhurst Champions pack, he couldn’t help but get down.

Black & White surprise in 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee

Upper Deck included a surprise insert in 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee NHL that wasn’t on the checklist.