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Lot # 987: 5/10/70 Bobby Orr "Flying Goal Game" Ticket Stub PSA PR 1 (mk)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Bobby Orr revolutionized hockey. Presented is a ticket stub from the game in which Orr scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history. As for Orr, never before had a defenseman been such an offensive force. Orr was a 3-time winner of the Hart Trophy, and a 2-time winner of both the Art Ross and Conn Smythe Trophies. He was a 9-time All-Star and won eight Norris Trophies, in a row, a Calder Trophy, and two Stanley Cups. His career was at its peak in the 1969-70 season with The Boston Bruins, and he scored 33 goals and 87 assists for 120 points, an all-time record for a defenseman. In his career, Orr scored 270 goals and added 645 assists for 915 points. In the 1969-70 Playoffs, Boston reached the Stanley Cup finals against the St. Louis Blues. Boston won the first three games and went into overtime in a home game at the Boston Garden for the potential Stanley Cup clincher. Deep in Blues' territory, Orr shot at the St. Louis goal, and as he saw the goal score, he went into the air, arms outstretched like Superman, as if he were flying. Many people thought Orr was tripped by St. Louis defenseman Noel Picard, but Orr later insisted that his "flying" was deliberate. Orr explained, "As I went across, Glenn's (goalie Glenn Hall) legs opened. I looked back and I saw it go in, so I jumped." The iconic photo of Orr's "Flying Goal" was made by photographer Ray Lussier, and it depicts Orr's great joy as he smiles while airborne. Orr's wondrous goal clinched the Stanley Cup for Boston, their first Stanley Cup since 1941. The $3.00 ticket stub is for the 2nd Balcony, and it measures approximately 1.5x1.5". The stub has been encapsulated and graded PR 1(MK). The ticket stub represents "The Flying Goal," a singular moment in hockey history by the consensus greatest defenseman of all-time.

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