What is generally regarded as the greatest collection of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia ever assembled is going on the auction block. Shawn Chaulk, an Alberta resident who moved from Newfoundland and became an Edmonton Oilers fan about the time Gretzky came to Edmonton, is selling dozens of items through Classic Auctions.
Chaulk owns dozens of game-used Gretzky sticks, several game-worn jerseys–all photo matched and all tied to significant moments in his Hall of Fame career–skates, rings, Stanley Cup trophies, ten pairs of Gretzky game-worn gloves… and more.
They’ll all be up for bid next month.
All will be highly sought after by Gretzky fans and hockey memorabilia collectors in general and prices will likely be steep but the big ticket item in a 1986-87 Oilers jersey worn by Gretzky not only on the night when he became the fastest to reach 500 career goals but also on the evening when the Oilers won the Stanley Cup. Several years ago, Chaulk traded 60 game worn jerseys to acquire it.
Gretzky has seen the collection and it’s also been on public display but for the most part, its home has been Chaulk’s very nicely furnished basement.
He showed off some of the collection and talked about it in a promotional video for the upcoming auction: