Wayne Gretzky Stick For Heritage Auction

. July 29, 2013

The hockey stick that Wayne Gretzky used in 1974, at the tender age of 13, to score the 1,000th goal of his lifetime is expected to bring $20,000+ when it crosses the auction block in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 1 as part of Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Sports event.

A contemporary account in the April 11, 1974 edition of “The Expositor” of Brantford, ON, begins: “Wayne Gretzky got the puck inside the Waterford blueline and let go with a slapshot. The Waterford goalie got a piece of the puck but not enough to stop it from going into the net. Players rushed onto the ice and the game was held up for several minutes. Gretzky had scored his 1000th career goal.”

The stick is being auctioned for the very first time, have descended in the family of Ron St. Amand, Gretzky’s coach on the Brantford Turkstra Lumber squad, who Gretzky gave the stick to after the game, his boyish autograph in blue ink on the shaft, notated with a simple”1000th” in his hand.

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