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Among a ton of sports memorabilia treasures, Brian and Eric find a hockey stick from 1966 signed by Hockey legend Bobby Orr.

This hockey stick from 1966 was signed by Hockey legend Bobby Orr. (View larger version)

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  • Roger Maris is known as the man that took Babe Ruth’s record. Many people became angry with him when he began chasing Babe Ruth’s record.

  • Bobby Orr initially wore the number 27 during his hockey career with the Boston Bruins, but quickly changed to the famous number four.

  • Bobby Orr is considered the greatest defenseman of all time and one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

  • George “Babe” Ruth played for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934.

  • Babe Ruth’s signature is one of the most forged signatures in the world. Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) rejects about 60 percent of Babe Ruth items sent in for authenticity.

  • The New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl seven times, winning three.

  • Only 115 commemorative Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris bats were made. 115 was the number of home runs they hit together in the 1961 season.

  • “Group 1” locks offer you to use up to six numbers as your combination.

  • Bobby Orr played with the Bruins from 1966 to 1976, and helped the Bruins win two Stanley Cups, one in 1970 and one in 1972.