As I write this week’s post, it’s really rainy and windy outside. Hurricane Irene is moving into the area, although truthfully I think it’s been downgraded to a tropical storm.
The weather conditions gave me my inspiration for today’s Orr collectible. It’s the perfect day to hang in with a friend and play this:
Here is the Bobby Orr Table Hockey game. Released in the early 70’s, there are actually a few different versions that were made. This one was made with legs (as seen here) and without legs.
Both of these feature a scoreboard with flags representing all the NHL teams such as Montreal, Chicago, Detroit…etc. However, it also has flags for such places as Miami, Dallas and Georgia which had no teams. Not really sure why that is.
Here is a closer look at the scoreboard and flags.
Finally we have the game in front of the box it came in.
Here is another version of the game with a different look to the scoreboard as well as the side paneling.
The scoreboard on both these games has a hole on top where you would drop the puck for faceoffs. The puck by the way has a little metal ball inside so that it roles along when you shoot it.
Here is the box for this version of the game.
The last version of the game is actually the first one that came out.
I didn’t take this one out of the box, but you can see the differences. The side paneling is just plain brown and doesn’t have Bobby’s name on it. Also, there’s a different looking scoreboard that attaches to the side. Finally, behind the nets are plastics strips that resemble the glass at a real hockey arena. The other games don’t have that.
The other major difference is that the first version, seen above, uses metal players, while the later games have plastic players.
That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading as always. See you again next Sunday with more vintage Bobby Orr items.