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    One of the two finest examples graded!

    1966 Topps Bobby Orr Rookie #35 BVG Pristine 10. Tied to a Boston Bruins organization that caught wind of his prodigious skill at the tender age of fourteen, the exceptionally talented 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 proclaim that he measured up to the sky-high expectations of his debut professional campaign would be a glaring understatement -- he harvested a wide array 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.

    Presented is a Pristine example of the trading card that signaled that sea change for the Bruins franchise and the National Hockey League at large, unquestionably one of the most important and coveted post-war entries in The Standard Catalog. As one of just two representations to summit the highest peak of the Beckett population rankings, the presented lot offers nothing but superlatives to report in a condition assessment. The full-bleed color format that has long served as a maddening complication in any search for perfection within this issue is unblemished to every edge and razor-sharp corner, those borders perfectly balanced around an image produced with the crispest registration.

    Veteran hobbyists are well aware that the best-of-the-best has always seen the sharpest incline in pricing over the passage of time, so there will be plenty of investment-minded bidders battling with the true hockey faithful for this elite offering on Platinum Night.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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