Wayne Gretzky Signed & Noted 1997 Playoffs Game-Used Stick 
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Playing his final three seasons with the New York Rangers, The Great One led his squad to the 1996-97 Conference Championships against the Philadelphia Flyers. Presented is a stunning relic from Gretzky’s final postseason campaign of 1997, a game-used Easton Gretzky-model silvertip graphite stick used by Gretzky through the third game of the Conference Finals. Gretzky played superbly during these Stanley Cup playoffs, netting ten goals and adding ten assists in fifteen games. Game Three ended in a victory for the Rangers with Gretzky beating Martin Brodeur for one of the Rangers’ three goals. Signed by Gretzky (“8”) in blue sharpie, the stick has Gretzky’s notations on the knob, which reads NJ Devils, NHL Cup 97, Game 3. The stick, measuring approximately 62” long, displays magnificently with visible use on the taped blade and a small crack above the blade, which likely prompted a change of stick for Game 4 of the series. Considering that Gretzky scored a goal in this game, the Rangers won and it is from his last playoff-run, collectors would be hard-pressed to find a more personal item from Gretzky’s arsenal. This one-of-a-kind piece, which features a Gretzky stamp on the blade and a Jack Gripp handle on the opposite end, will become the prized possession of any hockey fan. This impressive artifact is accompanied by a COA from James Spence Authentications. For photos of Gretzky using this stick, please reference Getty Image #53122197. 
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