After close to twenty years collecting Bobby Orr memorabilia, it still amazes and excites me when I come across an item that I’ve never seen before. I’m not saying that it would be a rare item just because I haven’t seen it before. I’m sure there are other Orr collectors out there who may have it stashed away in the collections.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to comes across an item that was entirely new to me, but at the same time, it wasn’t. Confused? Let me clear it up for you.
Here is the Orr piece in question.
This is an 18 x 24 poster that looks like it’s from around 1970. There are two Orr signatures on it. The one in the lower right hand corner is a facsimile. The one by his skates is the real deal.
I came across this when I went to visit a friend who is also an Orr collector. I immediately knew that the image looked familiar because I have it framed and hanging up on a wall. So how is it something that I’ve never seen before if I have it already? Well see for yourself.
This is an 8 x 10 photo that I’ve had for years. I never knew that it was also made in poster size.
Here are the two side by side. As you can see they are exactly alike except the smaller version only has the facsimile signature.
I’m not sure where this image came from. My guess is that it was a promotional item, but there is no company name anywhere on either picture. Another interesting thing about the image is that Orr is using a CCM stick rather than his usual Northland or Victoriaville.
Needless to say, I was very excited when I came across this. I told my friend that I would be interested in buying it if he ever decided he wanted to sell it. I was thrilled when he said he would sell it. I made him and offer and walked out the door with it. Many thanks to him for showing me his Orr collection and allowing me to purchase the poster.
Hoped you enjoyed this weeks Orr item. See you again next weekend when they’ll be another guest post from Orr collector extraordinaire Danny.