The puck Wayne Gretzky shot into the net to set the NHL’s all-time scoring record 22 years ago was sold in a March auction for more than $50,000.
Or was it?
Classic Auctions sold a puck to an unidentified Canadian collector that was consigned by someone who had purchased it from the man who served as the Edmonton Oilers’ timekeeper in 1989. The puck even had a piece of adhesive tape, with writing that said “the real one” on it.
The Hall says an NHL official did turn the puck over to the sidelines but later retried it and gave it to Gretzky for photos. From there, they say it was handed to Gretzky for a post-game photo and was then part of a group of memorabilia flown overnight to Toronto.
The Vancouver Sun spells out the latest details.