We’re still in a holding pattern for real NHL news, so at the time, a lot of what we’re seeing is the more “fun” stuff, like your favorite website sharing a post on a Boston Garden model that eventually ended up on NHL.com.
Yeah, just like that.
Anyways, one hockey-related news item made waves outside of hockey circles last week: Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card sold for $1.29 million at auction, becoming the first hockey card to sell for more than a million dollars.
Yes, more than a million dollars for a hockey card.
Back in my card-collecting days, landing a big rookie card was a dream. I remember the fever pitch year of trying to collect Albert Pujols or Ichiro Suzuki rookie cards, convinced that they’d pay for my entire college education.
I was always much more of a baseball card guy than a hockey card guy, but cards were cards when I was a kid. I hope mine are still around my parents’ house somewhere, as I had some good ones.
Who knows? Maybe there’s one I forgot about that can bring in some cash...
Yeah, the Oilers may have beaten the Bruins for a Stanley Cup a few decades ago, but David Pastrnak finally got revenge.
Okay, not really, but still.
Today’s discussion topic
Were/are you a card collector? I thought it was pretty cool recently when I saw that card collecting was kind of making a comeback.
Any good hauls or pulls to share?