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    1966 Topps Bobby Orr #35 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher. The 1966 Topps Bobby Orr rookie card is among the most coveted hockey cards in the entire history of the hockey card galaxy. Tied to a Boston Bruin organization that caught wind of his prodigious skill at the tender age of fourteen, the exceptional talent that was Bobby Orr was ready for the big stage of the NHL by the time he was a 6' 200-pound eighteen year old. Orr had all the skills from a very early age -- superb speed, phenomenal stickhandling, and out-of-this-world defensive prowess. Few who had seen him play would say that the Bruins were out of line when they made the teen the highest-paid player in NHL history for his rookie campaign. To say that he was good in his debut professional campaign would be a glaring understatement -- he collected a number of accolades including the Calder Trophy as the league's best rookie, a spot on the Second All-Star Team, and finished second in the league in scoring by defenseman. It was a sign of spectacular things to come. Orr revitalized Beantown's zest for hockey much in the same way that Eddie Shore had sparked it generations before. Orr possessed the skill and finesse to post the offensive tallies that he did -- but the heady future Hall of Famer always dominated when he was on the ice and there was very little anyone could do about it.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8, this card is one of forty-one at the NM-MT level with a pair graded higher. Starting with the surfaces we find an almost complete lack of any blemish or mishap. Faint spot darkening is seen on the reverse, revealed only after some close inspection. Corner tips show traces of wear with just one tip on the reverse has shown to have a hint of fuzziness. Any wear affecting the front tips are visible under magnification. The layer of gloss is shiny and consistent suggests handling was kept to a bare minimum. Centering is a thin line away from perfect. A tremendous example that would fit in very nicely with the other high grade '66 Topps Hockey cards offered elsewhere in this auction.


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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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