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Sports Illustrated adorned its cover for the first time with a young Bobby Orr's image on December 11, 1967. This marked the first of many accolades for Orr, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Graded by CGC at 7.5, with only five grades higher, Orr's impact on the sport cannot be overstated.

Orr's game-changing abilities were evident in his lightning-fast ice skating, remarkable scoring prowess, and exceptional play-making skills. He revolutionized the position of defenseman, showcasing a level of skill and finesse never seen before. For twelve seasons, Orr graced the NHL, spending ten of those with the Boston Bruins and the remaining two with the Chicago Black Hawks.

His achievements are nothing short of extraordinary. Orr is the sole defenseman to have clinched the league scoring title, earning two prestigious Art Ross Trophies. Additionally, he holds the record for the most points and assists in a single season by a defenseman. Orr's dominance on the ice was further recognized with his eight consecutive Norris Trophies for being the NHL's best defenseman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's MVP.

Orr's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at the age of 31 made him the youngest player to receive such an honor at the time. His impact on the game continues to be acknowledged, as the National Hockey League named him one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history in 2017.

Bobby Orr's legacy extends far beyond the record books. His style of play forever changed the way defensemen approached the game, inspiring future generations of players to bring creativity and innovation to their positions. Orr's contributions to hockey remain unparalleled, solidifying his status as a true icon of the sport.

Dec. 11, 1967 Sports Illustrated Bobby Orr First Cover ("Hockeys Wildest Season") – CGC 7.5
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