A Topps PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Hits the Million Dollar Mark

Just Collect is Purchasing Wayne Grezky Rookie Cards!
  • September 29, 2022












1.2 million dollars. If you think about spending a million dollars on one thing, what would it be? Well, someone has spent over a million dollars on a PSA 10 1979 Topps Wayne Gretzky rookie card. The gigantic price tag is a result of the card's rarity. Out of a total of over 7,000 Topps Gretzky rookies that have been graded by PSA, only 2 have received the distinction of a gem mint 10 grading. You can check out the population report here. In comparison, The Great One's O-Pee-Chee rookie card also has 2 that are graded a PSA 10. 


Topps vs O-Pee-Chee

Wayne Gretzky has 2 rookie cards and Just Collect is always buying both versions. If you take a quick glance at a Topps Gretzky rookie and O-Pee-Chee Gretzky rookie they will appear to be identical, but the difference comes from where they were produced. 

The Topps version was produced in America while O-Pee-Chee was produced in Canada. The fronts are identical with the classic blue border, but the differences can be seen on the back of the cards. Turn the card over on the O-Pee-Chee and you will see English and French text on the back. O-Pee-Chee had a larger set as well with 396 cards. Topps had 264 cards fill the set, but as both have Gretzky's rookie, both also have Gordie Howe's final issue, too!



Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss it or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want to be appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

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  • Travel to us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

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If you have a valuable collection and want us to come to you, we'll hop on the next plane out. We recently took a trip to California to purchase a collection that included three Jackie Robinson 1948 Leaf rookie cards that you can read about here.

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  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back with shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 







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