Have I mentioned before what great friends I have? Probably, but I’m going to do it again.
I have great friends. They’re always on the lookout for Bobby Orr items for me. Last month I wrote about what my friend Bob found for me at a local flea market. www.bobbyorrcollector.com/?p=1331. Well he and another good friend Dave came through for me again the other day.
They are co-owners of the best comic/toy store in Massachusetts. Heck, in the country. Check it out at www.comicazi.com. Anyways, they were at this local store looking around when Bob spotted this:
They immediately called me and sent me a picture. A few hours later, thanks to them, I owned it.
So what is it? At first I thought it was a homemade item, but as Bob pointed out, this is no homemade paint job. He believes it was mass produced and I agree with him, albeit I believe some custom work was done to it.
The consensus is that it is a cake topper. It appears that someone made the wooden base for it and the small plaque, which says simply, Boston Bruins – Bobby Orr – Hockey Hall Of Fame 1979.
The figure is not glued to the base. Here is what the bottom looks like. It’s hard plastic that is molded together.
It looks like someone put a Bruins sticker over the block of wood and then drilled a hole in it so that the figure could rest in it.
My original thought was that someone hand painted the Orr and 4 on it. That’s the custom work I was referring too. I’m not so sure now. It’s just too nicely done.
Finally, the stick was made to come out of his hands. It looks like a smaller version of the Mcfarlane sticks and would probably fit nicely with a Starting Lineup figure.
There are no markings anywhere on the figure at all. The one thing that really jumps out at you is the figures face. The eyes are very wide apart and his nose is mushed up.
All in all I’m am thrilled to add this to my Orr collection and am grateful to Bob and Dave for finding it for me.
If anyone out there has any different ideas to what this might be please leave a comment with your thoughts.
Thanks as always for reading and see you again next week with more vintage and unusual Bobby Orr items.