You are looking at probably the single most valuable sporting jersey that has come along in a long long time. What you see here is an authentic 1964-65 game worn Bobby Orr jersey, when he played for the Oshawa Generals. Bobby wore #2 throughout his General career. Some interesting facts about this jersey...The Generals changed to black and gold colors in 1965-66 (the year Bobby was captain of the Generals) The "C" was put on this jersey at the end of the 1964-65 season in case the new sweaters didn't arrive on time for the start of the season. As you can see in the pictures, the "C" is in perfect shape compared to the cresting and back number. The jersey itself is 43 years old and is still in very good shape, even for been worn throughout the entire hockey season. There are some minor rips and the front cresting and number on the back have worn marks, but that's to be expected. This jersey is stunning though, still with the tie strings on the front collar...and the history behind it makes it even more special. Words cannot describe this how unbelievable this piece of history actually is.
THESE PUCKS ARE SOLD OUT HOWEVER WE DO HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY SET ASIDE FOR OUR FANS. GIVEN OUT ON THE NIGHT OSHAWA RETIRED NUMBER 2 FOREVER YOU CAN ORDER ONE BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME IS THIS CLASSIC CUSTOM FIGURINE IN HIS OSHAWA UNIFORM.
Here is an article from an old Hockey News dated November 21,1964. It gives us an insight on how Orr was discovered by Boston and how he dominated at the junior level. A trip to Gananoque by Boston Bruins minor league executive Wren Blair and his GM, Lynn Patrick, in the spring of 1962 may have been the most important jaunt ever made by the two much traveled hockey men .In March of 1962 Blair was tipped off that there was a pretty fair hockey player named Rick Eaton playing with the Gananoque bantam team. He contacted Patrick and the two met in Gananoque to watch the youngster play in an Ontario final against Parry Sound. However, after less than a period of play they were switching their gaze from Eaton to the other end of the rink where a Parry Sound lad was making astonishingly brilliant moves. "Tell me something", said Patrick between the first and second periods. "Who do you like best out there ?""Eaton looks all right" said Blair. "But the little blond kid on the Parry Sound defense looks even better. "That was probably the understatement of the hockey age ."The little blond kid" , was Bobby Orr and a year later he was moved, at 14 years of age, from Parry Sound to play with Oshawa Generals in the now defunct Toronto Metro Junior A League. Without question Orr is now the hottest property in amateur hockey, certainly the best prospect the perennial last place Boston Bruins have uncovered in many seasons. Orr played well in his first season of "A" hockey, then was positively phenomenal last year. Still just 15-years old he was the unanimous choice for first string All-Star defenseman in the strong Ontario Junior A League. Playing 50 or more minutes a game he was the big reason that the Generals claimed sixth place in the Provincial league. Sixth position may not sound like anything to crow over in an eight team group but when you consider that the Generals were a new team in the league and that their talent had to be split with another Boston sponsored A club, Niagara Falls Flyers, it was certainly better than expected. This season Orr is continuing his brilliant play and the Generals have been flirting with first place during the opening month of the schedule. Not only is he unquestionably the outstanding defenseman in the league but he is also one of the most dangerous scorers and his fine anticipation makes him a playmaker similar to Doug Harvey in his good years. Typical of Orr's importance to Jim Cherry's Generals was his performance in three games over four days in three different rinks. Playing in Hamilton, Orr scored two goals, assisted on the other four as the Generals defeated the Red Wings 6-4.Two nights later in Kingston the Oshawa club met Montreal Canadiens in a game transferred from Bowmanville. Orr scored twice, drew an assist on a third to give the Generals a 3-2 win. Then the following afternoon in the Montreal Forum, Oshawa and Montreal met again. This time the Generals won 3-2 to take over undisputed possession of first place. And who was the hero ? Bobby Orr of course. He assisted on the tying goal, then scored the winner in the third period. In 12 games, Orr has 10 goals,14 assists, far and away the highest of any defenseman in the league and tied for second among all the marksmen. Little wonder that the Bruins are waiting with anticipation for Orr's 18th birthday so that they can elevate him to the big club.
BOBBY AS A JUNIOR WITH OSHAWA IN 1965
PHOTO FROM ORR'S FIRST EVER GAME IN BOSTON GARDEN VERSUS DEREK SANDERSON & THE NIAGARA FLYERS. THE DATE WAS DECEMBER 5TH 1964. THE GAME WAS PLAYED PRIOR TO A BRUINS - RANGERS 3-3 TIE. BOX SCORE BELOW
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This is the Jersey Bobby Wore for the first time as a Bruin and then it was handed down to the Niagara Falls farm team.
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