Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Gretzky

I'm on the road for work and don't have time for a lengthy post.  So, here's one from the draft folder featuring a half dozen Wayne Gretzky cards, all picked up in the past three months or so...

1984-85 Topps.  This one spent a good long time on the want list.  Feels good to finally cross it off.

Sweet Jesus, look at those stats.

1994-95 Upper Deck SP.  The regular version of this card was in yesterday's post, here's the die-cut parallel.

1991-92 O-Pee-Chee.  I actually pulled this from a pack a few weeks ago.  Went into a hobby shop to pick up supplies and they had '91-92 O-Pee-Chee wax packs for fifty cents each.  I bought two and this Gretzky was the best card to come out of either.

1994-95 Donruss Elite Series Insert.  This card is a recent eBay win.  I think these inserts look great and would like to track down all ten at some point.  I've already got Pavel Bure, and now Gretzky.

The back has a small photo and write-up about how Wayne had at the time just recently become the NHL's all-time goal scoring leader.

1991-92 Upper Deck.

1986-87 Topps.  One of the final missing cards from my '80s Topps hockey collection.  I've grown to love the '86-87 set, and I think this card looks better than the '85-86 I led off this post with.  If you search around a bit this card can be had in mint condition for under $10 shipped.  Not a bad choice if you're looking to add a cheap, older Gretzky card to your collection.

I'll be back with more substance this weekend...

3 comments:

Dave H said...

Great ones are always great in the collection. Nice pick-ups Shane!

ToppsGuy said...

I love Gretzky's in the Oiler uniform!

1967ers said...

Nice Waynes! I like the era when they actually acknowledge the existence of the WHA.

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