This sweet piece of lumber was given to a then 9 year old named Derek in 1978 after a game in Edmonton. You can see the early faded signature, signed after that game, of the great one on the stick. It was purchased directly from him. This is the best conditioned Northland I have seen from that season, no chips or cracks at all. His 1978-79 was spent in part with the Indianapolis Racers and mostly the Edmonton Oilers of the WHA. Very early Gretzky tape job on the blade and butt end. This tape job can be seen on some of his rookie sticks the following season as well.