Offered here is a VINTAGE Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers signed 8x10 Photo with #99 inscription. This photo is more of the card stock and not the glossy variety more common with later releases. This looks like it dates to his NHL Edmonton Oilers rookie season in 1979.
These vintage "Rookie" era signatures are really difficutl to find. This photo has been authenticated by PSA/DNA the world's largest 3rd party authenticator. Born January 26, 1961 is a Canadian former professional ice hockey. Player and former head coach.He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League. (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. He has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player. He garnered more assists than any other player scored total points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 61 NHL records.
40 regular season records, 15 playoff records, and 6 All-Star. Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. Canada, Gretzky honed his skills at a backyard rink and regularly played minor hockey. At a level far above his peers.
Despite his unimpressive stature, strength and speed, Gretzky's intelligence and reading of the game were unrivaled. He was adept at dodging checks from opposing players, and consistently anticipated where the puck was going to be and executed the right move at the right time.
Gretzky became known for setting up behind his opponent's net, an area that was nicknamed "Gretzky's office". In January 1978, Gretzky was the youngest top scorer in the 1978 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. In June he signed with the Indianapolis Racers. Of the World Hockey Association. (WHA), where he briefly played before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers.
When the WHA folded, the Oilers joined the NHL, where he established many scoring records and led his team to four Stanley Cup. Gretzky's trade to the Los Angeles Kings. On August 9, 1988, had an immediate impact on the team's performance, eventually leading them to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. And he is credited with popularizing hockey in California.Gretzky played briefly for the St. Before finishing his career with the New York Rangers. Gretzky captured nine Hart Trophies. As the most valuable player, 10 Art Ross Trophies.
In a season, two Conn Smythe Trophies. As playoff MVP and five Lester B. Now called the Ted Lindsay Award. For most outstanding player as judged by his peers. He led the league in goal-scoring five times and assists 16 times, won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.For sportsmanship and performance five times, and often spoke out against fighting in hockey. After his retirement in 1999. Gretzky was immediately inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Making him the most recent player to have the waiting period waived. 99 league-wide, making him the only player to receive such an honour. Gretzky was one of six players voted to the International Ice Hockey Federation. S (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team. Gretzky became executive director for the Canadian national men's hockey team. During the 2002 Winter Olympics. In which the team won a gold medal. He became part-owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. And following the 200405 NHL lock-out. He became the team's head coach. In 2004, Gretzky was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. In September 2009, following the Phoenix Coyotes' bankruptcy.
Gretzky resigned as head coach and relinquished his ownership share. In October 2016, he became partner and vice-chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group. The item "Wayne Gretzky signed 8x10 Photo Vintage PSA/DNA Edmonton Oilers Great One 99 HOF" is in sale since Tuesday, June 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Hockey-NHL\Photos". The seller is "lilybethtaylor37" and is located in Bellaire, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Sri lanka.