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1966 Topps Bobby Orr Rookie

Fall 2013 Auction
Lot Number: 795
1966 Topps Hockey # 35
Bobby Orr
Graded by PSA as NM-MT 8

Realized Price: $11,160

This is the rookie card issue of Bruins Hall-of-Fame icon Bobby Orr. Along with the 1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe and the 1958 Topps Bobby Hull, this is the most important, valuable, and highly sought after post-war hockey regular issue.

Bobby Orr enjoyed a spectacular 12-year NHL career. He's the only defenseman to have won the league scoring title, with two Art Ross Trophies. He won eight consecutive Norris Trophies (1967-1974), awarded to the league's best defenseman. And he won three consecutive Hart Trophies (1969-1971), awarded to the league's most valuable player. He won two Stanley Cup championships (1970 and 1972), and was named the most valuable player in both playoff series. After injuries cut his career short, at 31-years of age Orr was the youngest person ever elected to the NHL Hall-of-Fame.

The offered example is absolutely spectacular. It is the finest Bobby Orr rookie card we've ever handled. The centering is outstanding, all four corners are virtually perfect, the edges and borders are pristine, Orr's image is crystal-clear and finely detailed, the surface and printing quality are extraordinary, and the entire card is bathed in a brilliant glossy finish. In our opinion, this example could've easily been graded NM-MT+ 8.5. There are just two finer PSA certified copies.

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