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PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 23 2011 at 12:05 PM
  (Login IslandersFan)

Just wondering what i would expect to pay for a PSA 8 Gretzky rookie. I'm just getting back into collecting after a 10 year break and i'm not quite sure of the value. I don't see many 8's on ebay. Thoughts would be appreciated.

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(Login danthevintageman)

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 23 2011, 12:35 PM 

If you score it for less you did well.
This price range is for the O-Pee-Chee Variation.


(Login strohman)

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 23 2011, 7:46 PM 

I have to agree with Danny on this one. I bought my Gretzky PSA 8 about 8+ years ago and it come $1000. The price seems to have stayed pretty consistent since then. I have seen it go for $1200 or more, but occasionally it will sell for a little under $1000. Even though everyone talks about how difficult this card can be, there seem to be plenty of them out there in decent shape. You're right, the PSA 8's don't show up on eBay every week, but you should be able to find one within a few weeks.

Good Luck!

(Login jimrad)

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 23 2011, 9:22 PM 

PSA currently shows 444 PSA 8 grades on the 1979 OPC Gretzky

Latest Auction Prices for: PSA 8 - Average Price: $829.67

3/12/11 eBay Listing | Image robecsportscards n***o BIN $1,000.00
3/10/11 eBay Listing | Image draxmonette r***9 Best Offer $850.00
2/27/11 eBay Auction | Image sad97jac03 n***m 2 $810.00
2/18/11 eBay Auction | Image canadianbrocko o***o 14 $771.02
2/3/11 eBay Auction | Image goldenstars69 s***y 27 $801.00
12/20/10 eBay Auction | Image sgelman416 e***h 25 $811.00
10/22/10 eBay Auction | Image more_than_enough s***7 25 $816.00
10/13/10 eBay Auction | Image more_than_enough c***h 18 $810.00
9/27/10 eBay Auction | Image 317anna317 f***o 27 $923.37
7/24/10 eBay Image dslsports t***e 6 $816.00
6/29/10 eBay Image highendcards10 d***e 14 $909.00
6/10/10 Mile High Image 7 $934.13
6/2/10 eBay Image talyho-enterprise o***p 20 $820.00
5/30/10 eBay Image damianmarcus o***p 36 $986.89
5/2/10 eBay Image 87o-pee-chee r***o 6 $901.00
4/14/10 eBay Image shagman77 d***d 4 $1,237.00
3/14/10 eBay Image nbayimports t***o 35 $911.87
2/21/10 eBay Image cswionte i***e 17 $830.00
2/14/10 eBay Image canadianbrocko s***s 22 $829.99
2/6/10 eBay Image wcsports1 t***c 25 $1,261.89
1/17/10 eBay Image slipperysnags s***o 1 $899.00
1/16/10 eBay Image cefy1 g***h 2 $815.00
1/3/10 eBay Image gosenz n***t 4 $845.00

Jon Murphy

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 23 2011, 9:26 PM 

Just remember not all PSA 8 OPC Gretz rookies are created equal.Some have a rough cut personally I would not sell mine for less than $1200 because it has smooth edges



(Login jimrad)

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 23 2011, 10:12 PM 


Funny you say that, as I would not buy an OPC Gretzky rookie that had smooth edges.

Dan Basso
(Login tripoli99)

to each their own

March 23 2011, 10:25 PM 

seems like the message is to be patient and wait for the card you want

Jon Murphy

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 24 2011, 6:56 AM 

I cant imagine thinking a Gretzky rookie is more appealing with that awful OPC rough cut when we know that some of them did get a nice smooth cut.ALL SMOOTH CUT GRETZ ROOKIES ARE NOT ALL SHEET CUTS...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!


(Login strohman)

Re: PSA 8 Gretzky Rookie Value

March 24 2011, 5:25 PM 

I have come to appreciate the rough cut, in moderation. It does give the card a bit of authenticity, so I don't mind a slight rough cut, but I have seen some that were downright ugly! I'm really surprised to see a Gretzky PSA 8 rookie selling for under $800! I wonder if that is due to the economy or some of these were less attractive examples.

Also, some of the cards were sold through auction houses. Seems like most people on auction houses are more interested in older, more high-end stuff.

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