Bobby Orr – All Star

It occurred to me recently that one particular part of my Bobby Orr collection I’ve never written about before: All Star game programs.

Orr programs are some of my favorite pieces of memorabilia. All Star programs are especially sweet because besides Orr, they also feature some of my favorite hockey players of all time.

Orr was selected to play in the All Star game every year from 1968 to 1975. He didn’t play in the 1974 game because he was injured. I’ve been trying to get a program from each year that he was selected. So far I have five of the eight programs. Today I’m going to show you the a program that I just picked up.

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This is from the 1972 game which was held in Minnesota. The cover features Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau, even though both had retired the previous season. Between them the played in a total of 35 All Star games.

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Here are the rosters for each team. Besides Orr, other future Hall of Famer’s who played in this game include Bobby Hull, Phil and Tony Esposito, Brad Park, Jean Ratelle and Gump Worsley just to name a few.

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Each player had a brief career write-up as well as a picture.

Lastly, this is my favorite part of the program.

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This caricature was drawn by Jim Nelson and covers a full page. Every starter from each conference has one of these done for him in the program. I would love to get my hands on the original drawing of this.

Out of the five All Star programs I currently have I have to say this is my favorite because the program is filled with information and pictures of not only the current All Stars but of past ones also.

I’ll roll out the other programs that I have over the course of the next few months.

By the way, in case you were wondering, Orr’s Eastern Conference team won the game 3 – 2. Orr had an assist and was named the games MVP.

Until next week, happy Orr collecting.

One Response to “Bobby Orr – All Star”

  1. scifinds says:

    That is an amazing drawing. I can see why you love it so much

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