Bobby Orr

“A fair-haired crew-cut lad”

Imlach letter

“You will no doubt remember a fair-haired crew-cut lad…” In the spring of 1960, Anthony Gilchrist, an old army buddy of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Punch Imlach, recommends a 12-year-old prospect named Bobby Orr. The Maple Leafs’ response is here. The whole story is told here. (Via Pension Plan Puppets.)

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Touch the Hem of His Garment

Bobby Orr sweater

Now up for auction: 1972 Bruins road sweater worn by Bobby Orr in the Stanley Cup finals. If you were a kid in Boston in the ’70s, you’d understand.

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Wings not included

Bobby Orr skates

On auction: Bobby Orr’s skates, worn during the 1974-75 season.

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