Lot 2007: 1996 Wayne Gretzky Playoff Game Used & Autographed Stick
Auction Date:6/26/2005 9:00 PM EST
Talk about heavy metal. Wayne Gretzky's aluminum-throated hockey stick from the 1996 Stanley Cup playoffs bears his carefully scripted signature (9.5/10) with "99" flourish on the blade. Single-signed sticks from The Great One are the goal of many hockey collectors. But a signed stick he used in a significant game is the ultimate. Easton Pro with Gretzky's name stamped on the wood panel boasts a few tasty puck blotches and blue stick marks from face offs with Toronto's Doug Gilmour and a ruby-red SCD authentic stick-'em. Also comes with letters of authenticity, one of which pinpoints the date of use to April 23,1996 in Game 4 vs. Toronto. Remember Gretzky's brief stint with the St. Louis Blues? This was it. In 13 playoff games for the Blues, six of which went toward vanquishing Toronto, he had two goals and 14 assists. Looks like he had a pretty cool stick as well.
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