I’ve Got a Ticket to Orr

Those of you who know me know that I have a lot of stuff. A LOT of stuff. I save things that the normal person throws out. For instance, ticket stubs. But not just ticket stubs from sporting events. I have stubs from movies I went to 25 years ago. I know I know, throw them out. Maybe one day I will.

This week however, I have some Bobby Orr tickets to show you starting this this one.

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What we have here is an unused ticket from 1994-95, which was the last season the Bruins played in the Boston Garden before it was torn down. All 41 home games featured a different former Bruin on the ticket. Orr’s ticket was for home game #4 (naturally) against the Canadiens.

For the next ticket we stick with the Canadiens.

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This is a ticket for a Canadiens home game against the Bruins in 2006 that features a nice picture of Orr ready to shoot against Montreal goalie Ken Dryden. The Canadiens were building up to their centennial celebration, and like the Bruins, they featured star players as well as their biggest rivals on their tickets.  

Coincidentally, the next ticket also feature Ken Dryden.

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This ticket is for a Knights of Pythias (a Canadien version of the Shriners I guess) banquet in 1972 honoring its athlete of the year Ken Dryden. If you look at the bottom row, fourth from the left, you will see a picture of  Orr as he was the honory in 1969.  Some other hockey greats on the ticket who were honored previously include Doug Harvey, Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull.

Now for something a little more recent.

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This ticket stub is from Bobby Orr Night in Oshawa in 2008. Orr played minor league hockey for the Oshawa Generals from 1962 – 1966. The team retired his number (he wore #2 there) on this night. The ticket itself is very colorful and has a nice picture of Orr during his final season with the team as there 17 year old captain.

Last up is a ticket which I just got this past Friday.

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This ticket from a 1969 charity event in Billerica is one that I have never seen before. On my lunch break from work  Friday I walked up to a small card/coin store a few blocks from my office. They had a few Orr items displayed, but they were all things that I already had. Just as I was leaving I asked the two guys behind the counter if they had any other Orr items. One of the guys pulled this ticket from the desk.

Finding an oddball Orr collectible like this is like finding a needle in a haystack. I can’t imagine that too many of these tickets are floating around out there. It’s not in mint condition, but it’s still very displayable. This is the type of Orr item that I really enjoy collecting most. Not mass produced and not meant to be saved. It’s always exciting to come across somthing like this that I never knew existed.

See you again next week with more of Bobby Orr!

10 Responses to “I’ve Got a Ticket to Orr”

  1. Garth says:

    I keep a lot of ticket stubs too. I think in my last move I threw out all of my unused tickets where I missed a show due to illness. There were a lot.
    I like the Bobby Orr Night in Oshawa ticket stub with section 110 row 6 (110 in binary). ; )

  2. Scifinds says:

    I’ll bet that you’re glad you asked

  3. Matt says:

    Nice new pick up

  4. The Goog says:

    I have every movie ticket stub from the movies I have gone to, with the exception of a couple that got washed in my pockets, since we saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I have quite a lot.

  5. Gary says:

    Thanks Matt!

  6. Gary says:

    Very glad. I was almost out the door when I turned around. I’ll have to go back from time to time and see if anything else pops up.

  7. Gary says:

    110 everywhere Garth. Even Bobby Orr.

  8. Gary says:

    Just for the heck of it I just went and randomly picked a ticket from the container I keep them in and came up with Back to the Future from 1985.

  9. Ed says:

    Looking for a 1970 and 1972 Stanley Cup Finals Bruins home ticket. I
    really just need a scan of the tickets for a memorabilia piece I am making. Willing to pay $15 for your time. Can be reached at uniqueimports@comcast.net. Thank you in advance Ed

  10. Gary says:

    I don’t have either ticket (although I would love to find them), but I’ll look in some of my Bruins books to see if they at least print a copy of it.

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