Have you ever come across a picture or an article in a magazine, forget about it, then try to find it later without success? Well this week’s Orr item is like that for me.
Check this out.
A friend and fellow Orr collector has this poster hanging on his wall. He sent me this photo last year and asked me if I could go through some old hockey magazines to see where exactly this came from.
I have a lot of hockey magazines from the early 70’s and can remember seeing this at some point, but for the life of me I can’t find it again.
A few things are known about this piece. It’s by an artist named Heath (as seen in both the lower right and left hand corners) and it’s from 1971.
The other thing that I’m pretty sure of is that it was a promotional give-away by the Gillette Company, but I’d like to find that ad to get the details on it and be sure.
Overall it’s pretty nice. The depictions of the players aren’t bad, although I don’t understand why the artist kind of buried Orr in the middle surrounded by everyone else instead of giving him a more prominent place like the lower right where Don Awrey is. I think that would have been a much better place and the artist could have drawn Orr larger.
If anyone has come across this I’d appreciate and additional detail that you could provide.
That’s all for this week. More of Orr next weekend.