My shoebox of random hockey cards has me remembering Bob Hess. This is his 1977-78 OPC hockey card, card #394 in the set.
Bob Hess couldn't live up to the lofty expectations placed on his young shoulders. Then again, when you are compared to Bobby Orr, not many can.
St. Louis coach Garry Young predicted Hess would be another Orr after evaluating his rookie NHL season.
"You really can't compare anyone with Orr," he said. " But when you see what this kid is doing at 19, you have to feel he'll be another Orr by the time he's 25."
Well, you probably do not have to be told Bob Hess did not live up the coach's unrealistic expectations. Here's a more comprehensive look at the career of Bob Hess.
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