Brace yourself, hockey fans … the last jersey NHL legend Wayne Gretzky wore during the final game of his historic career is being offered publicly for the first time, and the threads could be yours — if you’ve got deep pockets!
TMZ Sports is told Gretzky’s jersey — which he had on in 1999 when he racked up his 2,857th point with an assist — is now up for grabs at Grey Flannel Auctions.
Gretzky wore the jersey, which features his handwritten signature on the tag and the game date, “4-18-99”, against the Penguins at Madison Square Garden, and although Wayne’s Rangers team came up short, losing 2-1 in overtime, it was the “Great One’s” emotional farewell that stole the night.
GFA says the iconic blue #99 jersey — complete with the word “Rangers” on the front and “Gretzky” on the back — shows signs of game use. John Rosasco, the Rangers’ long-time Senior Vice President of Public Relations, authenticated the jersey with a letter to GFA.
Of course, Gretzky, who made 18 All-Star games, is widely considered the greatest hockey player of all time … and one of the best athletes to ever play a sport.
Just how amazing was he?
Wayne, the only player to score over 2,000 points, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame just months after retiring … after officials waved the usual 3-year waiting period. The NHL also retired number 99 leaguewide … making WG the only player in the NHL to have achieved that honor.
Bidding has already started. Good luck!!