Gretzky's Rookie Trading Card Fetches $94,153

SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel said it was highest ever paid for a hockey card.

Wayne Gretzky hasn't played hockey in 12 years, but he's still worth a lot of money.

In fact, his NHL rookie card was up for auction this weekend through online broker SCP Auctions in Laguna Niguel. It sold Sunday for $94,153, the highest ever paid for a hockey card, according to SCP.

"We are very proud to sell the most iconic hockey card for a world-record price," said David Kohler,  SCP Auctions president.

The card was rated as mint condition by Professional Sports Authenticator, SCP said in a statement.

While it brought in a hefty some, the most ever paid for a trading card was $2.8 million for a rare card of Pittsburgh Pirates star Honus Wagner.

Throughout his career, Gretzky was referred to as "The Great One." When he retired on April 18, 1999, he had 40 regular-season records, 15  playoff records, and six All-Star records, according to his website .


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