As we kick-off the start of regular season hockey, there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to the sport’s trading cards. Earlier this year, a 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card sold for $3.75 million, ranking 7th on the top-10 list of most expensive sports cards of all time. There’s also a new TV deal that kicks in effect this season, with ESPN and Turner Sports getting the rights to air games. The new deal has generated a lot of optimism about helping bring the sport of hockey to more mainstream audiences.
This mainstream attraction could bring more attention to hockey sports cards. PSA has graded 1,515,785 hockey cards, which is a strong base, but still small compared to basketball (5,807,952 cards graded) and football (5,476,649 cards graded).
We’re going to look at the top 10 fastest-growing hockey cards over the past month. In order to qualify for this list, a card must have a minimum value of $150 and be in graded condition.