The recent sale of a PSA 10 Connor McDavid The Cup auto patch for $55,655 generated some talk within the hobby but the buzz was big in Canada, where hockey and hockey cards rule.
Numbered 75 out of 99 and carrying a piece of an event-worn jersey and McDavid’s autograph, the card is one of just two (so far) graded 10. The price nearly tripled the old record for a modern hockey card.
The inclusion of McDavid’s rookie cards in the high-end Upper Deck product has sent prices for unopened material and the singles that emerge soaring, especially north of the border.
Several major media outlets across the country carried stories on the auction, which was conducted on eBay.
The Edmonton Journal stopped by Wayne’s Sports Cards and Collectibles in Edmonton to chat about the sale.
Wagner was also a guest on CHED radio in Edmonton: