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One of the finest Bobby Orr jerseys ever to be auctioned, this jersey from Orr’s third NHL season has it all. This unmistakable home (black) durene jersey features the spoked-B logo proudly on the front below the lace-up collar which still has the original lace tied into an original knot in the neckline. A Wilson manufacturer’s tag is well-washed in the collar. The front displays four team repairs including two wear an Alternate Captain’s “A” once resided. Nine repairs are scattered along the right sleeve including near the double-elbow portion that are on top of several red board burns and paint transfers. Five additional repairs appear on the left sleeve including one nearly six inches long that spans all five sleeve stripes and into the upper arm area. Seven more repairs are strewn across the back including the heavily repaired back right hem area, which also covers more red paint transfers. A conservative estimate yields 25 team repairs on this amazing offering. Pilling is evident throughout the inside at the cuffs, elbows and armpit areas. Stick marks are present on the crest including two predominant marks that are matched to Bobby Orr donning the cover of the February 3, 1969 issue of Sports Illustrated. Also present in the photo is a team repair on the front chest. Heavy board burns appear on the left shoulder, both sleeves, and back right hem areas. From a season in which Orr captured the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman and a place on the NHL’s First All-Star Team, this jersey is the epitome of greatness.
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