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$100,000 worth of Gretzky memorabilia stolen

Published April 5, 2022 at 5:38 PM
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We all know as hockey fans we love collecting hockey memorabilia and to some of us, it's priceless. However, one fan had his collection recently stolen. Aron Gratias, a resident of Emma Lake, Saskatchewan has had his Wayne Gretzky collection stolen, a collection worth over $100,000.

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Gratias is hoping it gets returned but said "I'm not holding my breath."

Gratias told the CTV News he recently moved his Wayne Gretzky collection into a storage container after his family had moved recently and was heartbroken to find that it's been broken into and some low life stole it. Gratias said he's "Wayne Gretzky's biggest fan."


The thieves also took other expensive items and tools. Gratias said this is truly heartbreaking as he's been collecting since he was a young boy and many of those items can't be replaced, not to mention the sentimental value to them.

"I think they were specifically after the collection and it seems to be all they went for," Gratias said to Global News.

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Gratias said he lost:

10,000 hockey cards, including a PSA 8 Gretzky O-Pee-Chee rookie card valued at $20,000

In all some of the items include:
1.) 19 autographed Wayne Gretzky jerseys
2.) Large Wayne Gretzky pictures and paintings all autographed
3.) Autographed sticks, pucks all In display cases
4.) Close to 10,000 Hockey cards including 2,200 Wayne Gretzky cards
5.) Framed Wayne Gretzky rookie card
6.) Wayne Gretzky figurines
7.) Framed Wayne Gretzky team Canada jerseys from the Canada cup.

Gratias estimates the total value of goods stolen to be close to $100,000.

"The majority of items were personally signed to me, for me, along with autographed pictures of my face and my families faces in them," Aron Gratias wrote.

"This collection was worth way more then just money to me, it was priceless and a true passion, it was never meant to be sold; it was meant to be passed down to generations and future generations."

"I feel bad for my children, it was theirs," Gratias said

Local RCMP are asking second hand stores and pawn shops to be on the lookout for the potentially stolen merchandise.

"My biggest fear is that it's going to hit a dumpster or a landfill I pray some how to get it or any of it back."

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If you have any information on this contact your local police department let's hope this hockey fan gets his collection back.

Credit:Hockey Feed
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