Bobby Orr: The Second Coming.

It’s Easter Sunday so forgive me, but this is going to be a short post.

The most plentiful Bobby Orr items are those depicting him as a Boston Bruin. There are also items from the 1976 Canada Cup, his charitable work (skate-a-thons etc…), various appearances for business and of course for that other NHL team that will not be named and never should have happened.

Another aspect of Orr’s career that I didn’t mention above but is highly collectable and less frequently seen is from his days with the Oshawa Generals.

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This is a section of a Montreal newspaper from April 3, 1966. Now I don’t speak French, but I believe the headline is asking if Bobby Orr is the second coming of Eddie Shore. I also like that fact that it shows a few photos of Orr skating for the Generals.

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The inside article most likely talks about Orr’s days in Oshawa, as they were winding down right around this time.

Most of the Oshawa Orr items I have are either programs/magazines or newspaper articles like this one. The newspaper clipping are particular favorites of mine because I’m assuming that not a lot of these papers were saved. I always try to get them no matter if I see them listed on Ebay (which this one was) or for sale at a show or memorabilia store.

This particular paper cost me $30. Besides me there were three other bidders vying for it.

That’s all for this week. Hope you all have a Happy Easter. More Bobby Orr items coming your way next Sunday.

5 Responses to “Bobby Orr: The Second Coming.”

  1. The Goog says:

    Old newspapers are like a nice brittle time capsule. Heck, I even peruse newspapers from other states/countries when they are used as packing material. It’s always interesting.

  2. Scifinds says:

    Do you keep the whole paper or just the relevant page/s?

  3. Gary says:

    If I have the whole paper I’ll keep it all.

  4. LauraLee says:

    I was wondering what a new clipping is worth of Bobby Orr taking his famous dive ? Not the whole paper just the cut out from a local paper in NH.. Thanks

  5. Gary says:

    Hi Laura, It wouldn’t be worth much. Maybe a few dollars to someone who wants to frame it. That photo has been reprinted thousands of times.

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