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Bobby Orr Boston Bruins Autographed Matted & Framed Display Great North Road Marketing, Bobby Orr.com Hologram
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Bobby Orr Boston Bruins Autographed Matted & Framed Display Great North Road Marketing, Bobby Orr.com Hologram
Lot #509

This beautiful matted and framed display, measuring 16 x 27, commemorates the retiring of Bobby Orr’s famous #4 to the rafters at the Boston Garden on January 9, 1979. Orr’s brilliant NHL career began at the age of 18 when, in 1966-67, he made his debut with the Boston Bruins and went on to capture the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. New York Rangers defenseman Harry Howell, the winner of the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman in Orr's rookie year, famously predicted that he was glad to win when he did, because "Orr will own this trophy from now on."



Despite a series of severe knee injuries and subsequent operations, Orr would dominate the sport over the next decade, re-writing the record books in the process. He spent his first 10 seasons with the Boston Bruins, led them to 3 Stanley Cups Finals and walked away with 2 Stanley Cup rings before spending an injury plagued 2 seasons in Chicago. Not only is Bobby considered the best defenseman in the history of the NHL, he is also part of the small group of 2 or 3 players to be discussed as the greatest to ever play the game and as such was ranked 2nd overall in the famous Hockey News publication from the mid 1990’s. Orr’s accomplishments are too lengthy to list in full but include an impressive array of hardware such as 8 Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman, 2 Art Ross Trophies as the NHL’s leading scorer, 2 Conn Smythe Trophies as the playoff MVP and 3 Hart Trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player. Not only was Bobby perhaps the best hockey player to ever live, he is part of the small list of the 20th Centuries greatest athletes.



This beautiful display has an 8 x 10 autographed photo of Bobby, wearing his Bruins jersey, on the night his number was retired. The display also has two B&W photos from that night, one showing Bobby about to walk out onto the ice and the other showing his number being raised to the rafters. Above that is a felt replica of Orr’s retirement banner. The display is in beautiful condition and will be accompanied by a Great North Road Marketing COA, the official site for Bobby Orr.