Bidding for jersey worn by Wayne Gretzky when he won his final Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1988 is now at $1.1 million and will set the all-time record for the most expensive hockey jersey ever sold.
Still stained with champagne from the postgame celebration and numerous stick and puck parts as well as team repairs, the jersey is being offered for the first time ever through Grey Flannel Auctions.
The record for a hockey jersey was $1.3 million, set by the one Paul Henderson was wearing for Team Canada when he scored the game winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union.
With the buyer’s premium factored in, the Gretzky jersey will sell for at least $1.32 million. It’s expected to go significantly higher with bidding not scheduled to end until Sunday, June 6.
eBay hasn’t yet announced a date for the launch of its vault program for trading cards, but it is now giving users the chance to receive updates on the program via text.
Earlier this year, the company announced it would be launching a vault for secure storage of cards that enables them to be bought and sold without ever being shipped. It’s similar to the one currently in use by PWCC.
Eligible graded cards on eBay can be sent directly to the eBay vault at checkout.
Cards already in the eBay vault and listed for sale will have a vault badge on the listing. Customers can buy a seller’s card and keep it in the vault or have it shipped. Cards sent to or traded within the vault won’t be subject to sales tax.
The company now has a dedicated page on its website to the vault program.
eBay users can text VAULT to 20633 and get the latest launch news and updates.
When young Joey Ferrante pulled a 2021 Topps Holiday autographed relic card of Mike Trout out of a box last January, he never imagined he’d get to fly out to Southern California for an Angels game and get to meet the man himself.
— Ron Ferrante (@RonFerrante) January 7, 2022
Over the weekend, Trout made good on his promise.
Trout, who has an endorsement deal with Topps, saw the family’s video and shared it on both Twitter and Instagram, while asking whether Joey and his family wanted to come to a game this season. Saturday was the day, but MLB.com says it was a little bittersweet, too.
If you live in the New York City metro area, or are visiting, the next NYC Brigandi Collectors Night is scheduled for June 9.
Dozens of collectors and three groups of panelists will share stories, insights, and commentary while enjoying some historic memorabilia and downing some snacks and cocktails from 6 to 10 PM in Rockefeller Center. Tickets are $59 with attendance limited to 100.
The featured guests at this month’s event will discuss some items from their personal collections including a 1929 Babe Ruth game-used bat.
A Steph Curry signed Golden State Warriors jersey is the grand prize of a raffle with each attendee getting one free ticket.