Saw this item tucked in the back of one of my shelves in my closet and was shot back a decade and a half. It made me laugh as I had completely forgot I had one....
actually, I have four.
And of course it reminded me of a head-shaking time in my collecting life.
It obviously was released to celebrate the retirement of one of the greatest players ever to play the game. So I had to have one right?
A bit of a resume and some unnecessary official jargon finishes off this coin.
I was able to get them at her cost, and then I'd try to flip them for a bit of a profit. Looking back now....I'd be lucky if I broke even.
But she had stuff like metal cards (the 5-card Mario Lemieux collector tin), mugs, wall hangings.....you know, stuff that people really want.
This coin also reminded me of my obsession with all things Gretzky retirement.
I was so sure that anything about his retirement would garner big money, that I went and bought a couple dozen newspapers, magazines, you name it. I think the newspapers went into the recycling and I might have a magazine or two kicking around.
I look back at my obsessive nature with Gretzky and just laugh. What was I thinking? I was clearly a couple decades late to the party.
BTW....I have a couple extra I'd be willing to sell. :)
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