Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers final jersey sells at record $1.452 Million

Wayne Gretzky's final Edmonton Oilers Grey Flannel Auctions, Sunday night, sold the Edmonton Stanley Cup jersey that was worn during their 1987-88 playoff run, which saw them win their fourth Stanley Cup title.

It was the highest price ever paid for hockey jerseys. The previous record for a hockey jersey was $1.3million. It was purchased by Paul Henderson, a Canadian hero who won the 1972 Summit Series jersey.

The uniform top was worn in Game 4 of 1988 Stanley Cup Finals against the opposition. Boston BruinsWith just four minutes remaining in the second period and Edmonton leading 3-0, the electricity at Boston Garden went out. The game was rescheduled and replayed two days later. Edmonton won the series 6-3.

Gretzky, once Edmonton emerged victorious, had his puck-and-stick-scuffed jersey doused in champagne, which are still visible on the uniform today.

Gretzky was also presented with his second Conn Smythe Trophy in recognition of his playoff MVP performance. He is one of five NHL players who have won two Conn Smythe Trophies.

Three months later, Gretzky was sold to the Los Angeles Kings.

Gretzky's gloves from that same Stanley Cup-clinching hockey game were also sold in the same auction at $204,162.

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