Before I get started, thanks to everyone who commented last week on how much they enjoy reading my posts each week. You guys gave me the shot in the arm I needed to continue doing this on a weekly basis rather than cut back to only a few posts each month. Thanks again.
I’ve mentioned numerous times that I’ve met some fantastic Orr collectors through this blog. Some in person, and other through emails. One such person sent me an email last week with a picture of an item that she has that too my knowledge, might be one of a kind.
You might remember me talking about Trudene in a post from about a year ago. If not, refresh yourself here. She is truly a hardcore Orr collector.
Before I show you what Trudene sent me, take a look at this.
Here is MacLean’s magazine from February 1965. This is Orr’s first national magazine cover. He was 16 years old and playing Junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals.
Here is what Trudene sent me.
Look familiar? According to Trudene, this is a poster of the magazine cover that was used on the side of their trucks to advertise the magazine. It was given to her dad by the MacLean’s staff. Just an incredible piece that I’ve never seen before and doubt that any other Orr collector’s have either.
Orr advertising pieces happen to be some of the toughest items to find and therefore are some of my favorites to collect. I’ve written about some in the past. Check them out here.
Many thanks to Trudene and her husband Terry. It’s always a pleasure hearing from them and seeing unique Orr items from their collection.
Thanks again for all the comments last week. See you again next weekend with another vintage Bobby Orr item.