1966 Boston Bruins (vs. Detroit) Program From Bobby Orr's First Game

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2286

Item Year: 1966

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Historic Boston Bruins program from Bobby Orr’s first NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings held at the Boston Garden on October 19, 1966. The 40-page program features the rosters for both clubs, including Orr for Boston and Gordie Howe for Detroit, as well as a two-page article heralding Orr’s arrival “He won’t shine every night but just give the kid time.” Orr registered his first career point, an assist, in the Bruins' 6-2 win over the Red Wings that night. That assist marked the first of Orr’s 915 points in 657 career games. One of the game’s greatest players, Orr’s 1.393 points per game scoring rate is the fourth-highest mark all-time among all players and No. 1 among defensemen. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979. The program (8.5 x 11 inches) displays moderate handling wear, including a small edge tear to the front cover, and is in Very Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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