June 09, 2011
There are 29 items up for bids. The prized piece seems to be a game worn jersey with a mixed identity. It is a Bobby Orr game worn jersey. But the jersey experts say that this particular Orr jersey was actually a recycled Ted Green jersey. Green's number 6 was removed for Orr's famous #4.
The jersey is a real gem not only for it's strange story, but for its great markings. Jersey collectors like wear and tear (a little bit of blood is always welcomed, too). Classic Auctions describes the jersey as the jersey "loaded with team repairs and shows gorgeous game wear, most probably all from Green’s use. We count over a dozen team repairs, mostly circular sewing fixes on the sleeve and front tail."
Ray Bourque's game worn jersey from 1990-91 and Cam Neely's game worn 1991 NHL All Star Game jersey are also up for grabs.
Bobby Orr's game used stick is generating lots of interest, although a 1947 stick signed by the likes of Art Ross, Bill Cowley, Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Dit Clapper is a bargain and, in my opinion, a more fascinating piece.
Hockey cards, photos, programs and even a watch are also offered. As is the rare Bobby Orr doll. You probably could have bought one of these things for 5 bucks back in the 1970s. Now you'd be laughing as you cashed in on it today.