Get to Know Your Bobby Orr Bobbleheads

I like bobbleheads. Some people think they’re creepy. Au contraire mon frere. Get a group together bobbing up and down and the effect can be mesmerizing. Well at least it can be to me. Today I’ll be taking a look at the various Bobby Orr bobbleheads that have been produced.

Up first is “The Goal” bobble, which recreates the famous photo of him flying through the air after scoring the winning goal in OT in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals.

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This came out in 2009 and is made by Forever collectibles. It is not so much a bobblehead as it is a bobblebody. The spring is attached to his waist and his entire body shakes.

Next up, also made by Forever collectibles in 2009 is a slightly larger Bobby.

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As you can see he is in a more traditional skating pose for this bobblehead.

The next two are a little different and more reminiscent of the traditional old time bobbleheads.

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These are homemade bobbles that I got off of Ebay about 8 years ago. As you can see he’s wearing his traditional Bruins jersey and his 1976 Team Canada jersey. There was actually another one where he was wearing a Chicago Black Hawks jersey, but since I don’t acknowledge that he ever played for Chicago I quickly got rid of it.

Last but certainly not least is this gem. Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you the GIANT Bobby Orr bobblehead.

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This beauty was made by Forever collectibles in 2009. It measures 3 feet tall and is a limited edition item. Only 50 were made. Mine is number 1. The only more desirable number to have would be #4 which was Bobby’s number. I will admit that every once in awhile when I pass the room that this is in and catch it out of the corner of my eye, it startles me a bit. It’s a small price to pay however for this rare item.

If there’s one gripe I have about all of these bobbles, it’s that for some inexplicable reason, the blade of his stick is curved the wrong way. Orr was a left-handed shot, which means that the blade of the stick should be curved to the right. In every one it’s to the left. Just a little something I noticed.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with a picture of me driving home the giant bobblehead. For some reason I got the strangest looks from people as they would pull up next to me at stop lights. As always thanks for reading.

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13 Responses to “Get to Know Your Bobby Orr Bobbleheads”

  1. Garth says:

    I love that picture! You could use him to drive in the carpool lane.
    I like bobbleheads too. I have a few, but my favorite is the solar cell Captain America one. Whenever there’s light on it it bobbles! It just keeps going & going until you turn the lights off.

  2. scifinds says:

    Love it.

    I am guessing the blade curves the wrong way as the company just made a generic body that gets repainted. That way they just have to sculpt a new head. Either that or they just figured who cares?

    Remember those terrible Sporting Line Ups figs (of which I am sure you have several)? They had about four different poses for each sport and that was it.

  3. The Goog says:

    Wow! How the heck did you manage to get #1 of 50? That’s impressive.

  4. Gary says:

    It was just pure luck. The sports store that I bought it from had a few for sale and I happened to get the first choice because I’m friendly with the owner and he knows about my Orr collection.

  5. Gary says:

    You nailed it Dave. I guess only someone like me who is a passionate collector would notice it. As far as the Starting Lineup figures, when they first came out they were great because there had been nothing like them before. However, looking back at them now and comparing them to today’s sports figures they are pretty terrible.

  6. Gary says:

    I got some very strange looks from people as they pulled up beside me. I don’t think a State Trooper would be amused if he pulled me over in the carpool lane with it next to me.

  7. the other sasquatch says:

    so how many people follow this site? is there a tracker for hits? – it’s a great site and I can live vicariously thru those pictures since i’m not allowed to touch any of them

  8. Rick D says:

    I have been trying to get one of these gaint Bobby Orr bobble heads do you know were I cound find one, and what they going for

  9. Gary says:

    There were only 50 Orr’s made, so it’s expensive, at least $400. I got mine from Slapshot Sports Cards in Saugus, Ma. You could try calling there to see if they could get you one. The only other place I know that had one is a little sports store in Faneuil Hall. I’m not sure what the name of it is though. If I hear of anything else I’ll let you know.

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  11. Liz says:

    I have #4…wondering how much it’s worth??

  12. Gary says:

    Hi Liz, only 50 were made of the giant bobblehead and they sold out long ago. I haven’t seen any of them offered on Ebay or at shows, which is how I usually determine the value of things. In my opinion I think it should sell for at least $500 considering the rarity of it, but it is a specialty item so you need to find the right buyer.

  13. Liz says:

    Thank you for your feedback Gary. My son will not part with it…:) It’s nice to know how rare it is though.

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