1993-94 Wayne Gretzky Game-Used Stick, Used For Goal 785 During Record-Breaking Season (From All-Star Cafe Originally Sourced From Gretzky Family)Go Back
1993-94 Wayne Gretzky Game-Used Stick, Used For Goal 785 During Record-Breaking Season (From All-Star Cafe Originally Sourced From Gretzky Family)
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Some jobs have unbelievable perks. One of the higher-ups associated with the All-Star Cafe was able to obtain this Wayne Gretzky game used hockey stick.
Now this isn’t like the majority of game-used sticks mind you.
Gretzky used this stick when his Los Angeles Kings played New Jersey in the 1993-94 season. While he used this stick, The Great One notched his 785th goal. Gretzky would eventually catch Gordie Howe’s hallowed 801 goals later in the year. After the goal was scored, this stick eventually ended up in an All-Star Cafe until the restaurant chain eventually ceased operations. Of special note is the writing on the stick’s end. "RS93" (stands for regular season 93), NJ (New Jersey) and "S77" (stick 77) is written on one end. A separate piece of athletic tape reads "785" just below the Jack the Gripper custom handle. According to hockey authenticator Rich Ellis, this tape pattern is consistent with other known Gretzky gamers.
The blade is also taped. Ellis said this also matches "the typical tape job Wayne would do on the butt end of the blade with the slight patina of baby powder residue on his stick blade."
The use is consistent on the aluminum Easton model 5100 stick. "GRETZKY" is stamped on one end and screened on near the handle. Personal photos will be provided on-line from an All-Star Cafe function which includes Gretzky, Evander Holyfield and a young Tiger Woods.
AMI has had the pleasure of offering a Gretzky game-worn jersey with an LOA from his brother-in-law and also a historic helmet from the record-breaking season. This game-used goal scoring stick ranks up with both of the aforementioned in terms of historic relevance and provenance.
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