Cover Boy Bobby Orr

It’s well known by now that I love magazines with Bobby Orr on the cover. I’ve featured many in this blog in the past. Well, over the next two weeks you’re going to get some more.

This week will be the first of a two part look into vintage Sunday newspaper magazine sections with Orr on the cover that will lead into my 100th post in two weeks.

This first part will feature Pictorial Living sections from the Boston Herald Traveler. These all have articles about Orr and the Bruins inside.


These first two are from 1969 and 1970 respectively. The ‘70 one also features a special full color picture of “The Goal” as well as a team photo.


Orr’s teammate Phil Esposito isĀ featured prominently in these next ones, which came out at the beginning of the playoffs in 1971 and 1972.


The first one here is from April 1970 and talks about the Bruins chances in the playoffs that year. They of course ended up winning The Stanley Cup. The second is from October 1972 and specualtes if The Bruins can repeat as Stanley Cup Champs (they didn’t).


We have a little different look on these two as Orr is featured playing tennis and posing on his wedding day with wife Peggy.

Finally, we have the oldest of the bunch.


This is from March 1966 when Orr was still playing for the Oshawa Generals. The article inside is about how Orr would be joining the Bruins and be their savior.

With the exception of the last magazine, these turn up on Ebay at least a few times a year. I’ve never actually seen another of the Oshawa one.

That’s all for part one. Next week I’ll feature some Boston Globe magazines as well as some from Canada. Only two weeks left to post number 100. Have a great labor day weekend.

8 Responses to “Cover Boy Bobby Orr”

  1. Danny says:

    Hey Gary,
    I love that magazine with Orr as a General, i have never seen that one before, Cool!

  2. Gary says:

    Thanks Danny! Like I said in the post, that’s the only one I’ve ever seen and I feel very lucky to own it.

  3. Russ says:

    Dont you wish they still had stuff like this? Looking forward to post # 100!

  4. Gary says:

    Thanks Russ! Getting new stuff all the time. They’ll be a ton for you to check out next time you’re over.

  5. The Goog says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing post 100!

  6. Gary says:

    Thanks Goog! I wish it was about some super rare Orr item that I have, but it instead will be a pretty good story about another Orr collector and a couple of items that I got from her.

  7. scifinds says:

    So what is the story with Pictorial Living magazine? Was this an insert in the Sunday paper or was it more like something you just picked up at the newsstand? Also how come so much Orr/Bruins coverage?

  8. Gary says:

    It was (and still is) an insert in the Sunday paper. There was so much coverage because the Bruins (and Orr) were so popular back then that the newspapers in town knew people would want to read about them. Good for business.

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