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12-23-2011, 02:19 PM
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Where can you buy these cards??
Like Brendan said, most are out of a product called Dominion. They are put out by Panini and a single pack cost around $350.00. The other ones are out of some lower end products by Panini...Certified and Limited. These are a bit more reasonable at around $12.00 per pack.

I made a trade for the 1/1 autograph card (cost my three Orr auto cards) with a guy in Canada and another trade for one of the patch cards. The rest of the cards I obtained off eBay.

If you wish to find some, I recommend checking eBay daily. There are a very limited amount of each card and they don't pop up that much.

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12-23-2011, 03:57 PM
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Thanks guys. 350 for hockey cards?? Ouch!!

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12-23-2011, 06:54 PM
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Terry O'Reilly compared him to Yvon Cournoyer.

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those cards are awesome. It's about damn time he got more than just his RC. I think it's cool that you want them all- but can I get a shot at one?!

I remember listening to that game- in college, we were playing ping pong in the game room and listening to the B's in Vancouver on the radio (a late start). I cried as I listened to the events unfold.

I went to a game in the old Montreal Forum the next season after, and Normie was there. He could barely raise his arm to acknowledge the applause. Bruins kicked some serious Hab butt that night- like 9-0 or so.

One of my all-time favorite Bruins. and yes, I still cry when they show the highlights from the old Garden when Ray helped him around the ice one last time.

Still hard to imagine what he would have been in this league.....

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He is included in the new Pinnacle that just came out 2 days ago....The Pinnacle card is the best I think anyways...Happy collecting

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I think some of us are duelling on Ebay right now.

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I was about to say the same thing....the Leveille jersey card just sold. I'm guessing the eBay sellers are gonna raise the prices, if they know Bruins fans are now looking there.

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12-24-2011, 06:16 AM
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Now you want us to cry also?



Double post. I thought the first one got flushed somewhere else.
LOL naw, but I do still get choked up whenever I read anything on him. Such a sap. LOL He was supposed to be my husband and the father of my children ya knows. Sheesh. heh heh

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12-24-2011, 07:34 AM
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Terry O'Reilly compared him to Yvon Cournoyer.
That's pronounced Eevonn Corn-why-ay for you young'uns...

Not sure if Normand was quite as fast, but sure, some similarities there.

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12-24-2011, 08:54 AM
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That's pronounced Eevonn Corn-why-ay for you young'uns...

Not sure if Normand was quite as fast, but sure, some similarities there.
I think the quote was something like...

"He's (Leveille) going to be as good for us as Cournoyer was for the Canadiens."

...so I'm not exactly sure he was saying he would be as good as Cournoyer, but that he would be as good for the Bruins, for what it's worth.

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12-24-2011, 10:15 AM
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That 19 should be in the rafters perhaps and here is best read of what happended that fateful nite
http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1981/81014.html
One thing that strikes me in that article is that he may have been very lucky to have gone to a guy like Jean Ratelle and expressed his concerns about being dizzy. At that time there were surely old school types who may have made him try to play through it. Could have saved his life to have a guy like Ratelle around.

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I think the quote was something like...

"He's (Leveille) going to be as good for us as Cournoyer was for the Canadiens."

...so I'm not exactly sure he was saying he would be as good as Cournoyer, but that he would be as good for the Bruins, for what it's worth.
May have been a much different 80s with a healthy Leveille and Kluzak.

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I do not have any of his cards but I was lucky enough to get one of his game used sticks that he autographed and while the autograph is faded you can still make it out.

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Hard to believe its been almost 30 years. It's nice to see that he hasn't been forgotten by the Bruins faithful.

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May have been a much different 80s with a healthy Leveille and Kluzak.
How about a "How Good Would Kluzak Have Been" thread? Let's remember, he had the beginnings of the "Boston Knee" before he even got to the NHL.

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That's pronounced Eevonn Corn-why-ay for you young'uns...

Not sure if Normand was quite as fast, but sure, some similarities there.
but for the fact that it's Yvan = e-van.

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One thing that strikes me in that article is that he may have been very lucky to have gone to a guy like Jean Ratelle and expressed his concerns about being dizzy. At that time there were surely old school types who may have made him try to play through it. Could have saved his life to have a guy like Ratelle around.
Yes for sure,that may have saved his life .

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May have been a much different 80s with a healthy Leveille and Kluzak.
And Thelven at the end of the 80's/early 90's.

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Met him this summer at a Bruins fans stanley cup parade in MTL. He was great. Very nice. Talked to everybody,signed autographs. He is a great man.

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Hard to believe its been almost 30 years. It's nice to see that he hasn't been forgotten by the Bruins faithful.
Crazy isn`t it, I was 11 and I remember him strictly as it was my "official" backing of what would be my favourite team ever since. Glad to see he is still recognized here from time to time.

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Some more additions to the collection. I now only need one more non 1/1 card to have every card ever produced of him. I need the autographed version of the Leveille/Bourque dual patch Shirt off My Back /10


These are from the Shirt off My Back set, from Pinnacle....

Jersey /99





Patch /25





Autographed Jersey /25




Pen Pals /50





Autograph from the latest Private Signings set






These last two were huge pick ups for me....

This is the Brand Logo version of the Jersey Card. The logo's back then were actually part of the jersey, as opposed to a sewn on patch. This is a pic of the brand logo that was on the jersey....





This is the card I was able to obtain. #'d /5





This last one is by far my favorite patch card I have. It is extremely difficult to find a 4-color Bruins swatch. However, back in the 80's the B's shoulder patch was a bear with a red tongue. I got lucky and was able to get this patch with part of the tongue in it.....


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@ Lam7825..... I'm sorry but I couldn't give any of my cards away because because I don't have any duplicates. While a lot of the cards appear to be the same, they are parallel versions of each other....ie...one card has three different print runs...Auto 1/1..Auto /10...Auto 50, etc.... If you look to the left of the window that holds the patches/jersey's, you will see that each is labled with that version. For example, Patch, Jersey, Prime, Jersey Number, Nameplate, Brand Logo, etc....

When I say I want every card of his available, I mean I want one of every version available. Most of his cards are short printed but anyone could obtain the same ones I have, other than the 1/1's, with some persistence and luck.


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That's pronounced Eevonn Corn-why-ay for you young'uns...

Not sure if Normand was quite as fast, but sure, some similarities there.
or Ivan Corn Oil for all of you of a certain age that were in grade school at the time and hated them habs as much then as we do now..

Lemme see if i can recall the rest of the roster off the top of my head. (I apologize for the childishness of it all but lets remember, we're talking 4th to 6th grade and thereabouts).

Ivan Corn Oil
Gay the Flower
Gay Lapointless (see the pattern here?)
Steve Shutt up!
Bunny Tail Larocque
Serge Some Fart
small case "m's" little brother (bravo to anyone who knows who this is off the top of their head)
John Von Box Shmeer
Ken Dryhump
Pocket Rocket (this was actually his real nickname but it always made us giggle)
Bob Stainy
Snotty Bowman

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Normand was a little before my time. Can anyone comment on what his potential was?
The kid was damn good,I can remember thinking wow,,The Bruins have a french player with star power that the habs never got their hands on,It was exciting,Then that tradgedy happened.I can also remember habs fans talking about him back then so that alone says he was full of talent,he scared them,

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hmm Normand's style and potential are tough to judge. He was small but stocky player with very fast feet and hands who always hustled. He hit and he took hits well. He could really shoot a puck. He was compared by some to Yvan Cournyuer...sp which was high praise.....He did score a point a game before his injury and I think he was going to be a point a game player and of a type of electric player the Bruins had not had.....
yup. if he had played out his career his name would be associated as the standard bearer for undersized, pugnacious players with good hands and a nose for the net. Kids like that being drafted in the 90's would be described as "another Leveille" instead of "the next Theo Fleury".

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