Cover Boy Bobby Orr Part II

Welcome to part II of Bobby Orr newspaper magazine covers. Last week I focused exclusively on Boston Herald Traveler Sunday Pictorial Living sections. This week I’ll be showing you magazines from The Boston Globe and Canada.

Lets jump right in with The Boston Globe.


These seem like pretty standard Orr pictures. The one on the right is from April, 1972, which is a month before the Bruins won The Stanley Cup. The left hand one, from March 1968, is a little off however. Take a look at this close up.


You’ll notice that for some inexplicable reason, his jersey and glove have #5 on them rather than #4. Inexcusable that this mistake was made.

That being said, let’s move on to the Canadian magazines.


Here we have Star Weekly (1968) and Canadian Magazine (1970) from the Toronto Daily Star. The Canadian Magazine asks the question “Is Bobby Orr the Greatest Player Ever?” Of course we all know that the answer is yes.


These two are from 1976 and 1979 respectively. The first one is from the 1976 Canada Cup and shows Orr in a Czechoslovakian uniform. Most likely Canadian and Czech players exchanged uniforms after the Championship game (which Canada won). The second cover is right after Orr retired and foreshadows Orr’s second career in a suit as a businessman (he now runs his own agency that represents players).

This last one is different from all the rest.


In this photo from 1974, you can see Orr’s body, but his face is hidden by Bruins goalie Gilles Gilbert.

There you have all the Orr covers that I am aware of. Thus completes my 99th post. Be sure to check back in next Sunday for #100. I’ll have a great story to tell about a fellow Orr collector and the roundabout circumstances that brought us in contact with one another. Also they’ll be some really cool photos to see.

4 Responses to “Cover Boy Bobby Orr Part II”

  1. The Goog says:

    What was the last magazine about? Was it about Orr or did he just happen to be in the picture?

  2. Gary says:

    He just happened to be in the picture. I wish I knew French.

  3. scifinds says:

    I was wondering the same thing, perhaps you should try babelfish to get a rough translation.

    Also, what gives with the #5? That is so bizarre.

  4. Gary says:

    I actually did try babelfish and this is what it translates too; “t’ in do not make, one goes s’ in occupying of large Pete”. As far as the #5 goes, you’re right that is is highly bizarre. I can’t even venture a guess as to why that is.

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