Happy New Year! Hope you all had a safe, fun night and are ready to make 2012 a banner year in Orr collecting.
2011 was a great year for me as far as Orr collecting went. I picked up a handful of hard to find items that had been on my wish list for some time.
For my first post of 2012, I’m going to show you one of those items that also happens to be the last Orr collectible that I bought in 2011. I consider it a Christmas gift to myself.
Here we have an Orr game used stick. I already have a couple as seen in this post. The difference is that the ones I already had were Victoriaville sticks, which he used from 1969-70 until the end of his career. This stick is a Northland, which he used from 1966 until the end of the 1968-69 season. His Northland sticks are less common and are in my opinion, more desirable. This stick looks like it’s either from his second or third year in the league.
Here are some closer looks at the stick.
As you can see in the photos, Orr autographed the stick between the Glass Fused and Northland stamps. It’s stamped with his name, and it has the single stand of tape on the blade which he was known for doing.
This stick came courtesy of Sportsworld on route 1 in Saugus. When I saw it I just couldn’t pass it up. As with any Orr stick, it didn’t come cheaply, but then again, considering it’s an early game used example, the price was more than fair in my opinion.
There you have the first post of 2012. 51 more to come this year. Once again Happy New Year and thanks as always for reading. See you again next weekend with more Bobby Orr items.