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Hockey cards from 1979 sold at auction for $3.1 million

MOSCOW, February 27 – RIA Novosti. A box of unopened 1979-80 hockey trading cards found in a Canadian family’s attic sold for $3.1 million at a Heritage auction. CBC.

The family preferred to remain anonymous. It is stated that the box may contain 25 to 27 cards of Canadian forward Wayne Gretzky, released in his first year of release. Approximately 15 bidders participated in the auction; In the end, an anonymous Canadian won. He paid $3.72 million, including taxes.

“The family is thrilled. This is a life-changing amount of money. It has exceeded our wildest expectations. $3.72 million is a very rare amount in this industry. It is one of the most expensive items ever sold at Heritage, and certainly the most expensive. The Heritage expert who handled the sale of the cards “This is the expensive, unopened product in the sports card market,” Jason Symonds said.

“I imagine at some point a buyer will sell the boxes individually to collectors. If that happens, it’s quite possible some of them will be opened,” he added.

It is stated that a Canadian family discovered baseball card boxes between 1977 and 1979. A Heritage employee believes at least a few of the boxes are worth $300,000.

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