Pardonnez-moi mais vous parlent français Bobby Orr?

Believe it or not, I have a difficult time choosing what Bobby Orr items to talk about each week. Sometimes I feel like writing about a vintage item, while other times a newer item will catch my eye and I’ll go with that.

This week I chose to go vintage. Actually I have three things to show you that I’ve been meaning to write about for some time now but for whatever reason just never got around to it.

As the title of this post indicates, all three are in French, a language that I unfortunately do not speak or understand.


Here is a weekend sports insert from the Montreal-Matin newspaper. As I stated earlier, I do not understand French and the entire paper is in French. It’s a shame because I would love to read the Orr write up as well as the other articles about various sports and personalities.

Obviously, I bought this one and the other two I’m about to show you because Orr is on the cover.



The first paper appears to be around 1970, while the other two I would say are from 1972. The last one is my personal favorite. I’m partial to any Orr picture where he is circling the net.

I’ve had all three of these for at least 10 to 15 years now. I remember buying them at the annual Shriner’s show for around $25 – $50 each. They do pop up on Ebay or shows sporadically, but I honestly haven’t seen one in a few years now. At least not that I can remember.

There you have this weeks Bobby Orr items. I’ll be back next Sunday with more vintage Orr memorabilia.

4 Responses to “Pardonnez-moi mais vous parlent français Bobby Orr?”

  1. iceman says:

    It’s interesting to see as the years progressed, his knee padding kept getting bigger. The shot w/ him circling the net, his pads look stuffed to the hilt.
    And looking at the second picture…seems every man sitting in the stands has a sport coat on…very different today with all the pro sports merchandising.

  2. Gary says:

    A few years before that second pic was taken all you would see would be the men wearing hats. Nice observation about the pads. Those knees got worse and worse each year.

  3. scifinds says:

    Matin means “morning”

  4. Gary says:

    Thanks Dave!

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