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    1966 Topps Bobby Orr Rookie #35 PSA NM-MT 8--Only Two Superior! 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 marvelous 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. Starting with the surfaces, we find an almost complete lack of any blemish or mishap. Obverse corners show mere traces of wear, the reverse surface at corners show even less wear. The layer of gloss is shiny and consistent, suggesting handling was kept to a bare minimum. Centering is a small percentage away from perfect. A true beauty.


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