If you went ahead and looked, you know I’m talking about calendars. Those two are from St. Louis. This week I’ll get into the more well known Export “A” versions.
Today you’ll see a Montreal Forum version. There is also a Maple Leaf Gardens version that I’ll be showing down the road. They are both very similar in style. I should also point out that these calendars were produced every year starting in the 1940’s I believe. My focus is on the ones that Orr was featured in, which covers 1967 – 1975.
Here is the first page, which always featured either the Canadians or Maple Leafs depending on who put it out. You’ll see Export at the bottom. They were a tobacco producing company. Another great thing about the calendar is that it listed every NHL game for the year.
This page showcases the award winners for the previous season, which was Orr’s rookie year. He won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year.
This page features the first and second all star teams for the year. Orr made second team as a rookie.
Here’s a closer look at it.
I love these pages as they also show some of the greatest players in hockey history such as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Glenn Hall and Stan Mikita.
I suppose if I wanted to display this I could take it apart and frame the pages with Orr on them, but I honestly would never do that. For now they are in storage, but easily accessible if I ever wanted to look at them.
As I said, I have many more of these calendars and will be featuring other years in future posts.
Thanks for checking in this week. More Orr coming your way next Sunday.