Canada 1976 Bobby Orr
As a long time collector and a huge fan of Bobby Orr growing up, this is a very special jersey to have. This Bobby Orr jersey is from the 1976 Canada Cup in which Team Canada won and Orr was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Bobby Orr jerseys are rare, let alone having one that is photo matched with the name on the back. There are blood stains all over the front of the jersey, along with a very nice Bobby Orr trait of having the collar torn for more comfort. These were dry cleaned after the tournament and this particular jersey has been in private hands for almost 40 years. .The photo matches are a thing of beauty. You can see in one of the photos, the blood stains and the slight tear in the collar. In the other, you can see the collar detail in that it seems to be lifted and not solid on the neck line, which is exactly what this shirt shows. Bobby Orr was never the same after this tournament and retired in 1978 as one of the best to play the game. He was inducted into the National Hockey league’s Hall Of Fame in 1979 as they waved the three year waiting period. In his brief time as a player, Bobby Orr scored 270 goals, had 645 assists for 915 points in only 657 games played. He won the Stanley Cup in 1970 and 1972 while with the Boston Bruins. His numbers are right up there with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy.