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Orr’s Team Canada Sweater Up For Auction

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Bobby Orr is ticked that his 1976 Canada Cup jersey — the white one he wore when Team Canada beat Czechoslovakia — is up for auction.

“He’s somewhat disappointed someone would take that and put it out for auction,” said agent Rick Curran, Orr’s business partner. “He willingly gave it to someone. Now it’s up for sale.

“I would have thought if they decided it didn’t mean enough for them to keep it, they might have offered it back. It’s one thing if you keep something that’s special, but if you’re going to sell it, why not give it back to the person it really belonged to.”

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I would have thought if they decided it didn’t mean enough for them to keep it, they might have offered it back.

If you want it back, bid on it.

but if you’re going to sell it, why not give it back to the person it really belonged to.

When you give something away it no longer belongs to you, so the person it really belongs to is the person you gave it to, sir.  Until that person sells is.

Posted by Garth on 10/18/11 at 11:55 AM ET

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Recession.

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/18/11 at 03:04 PM ET

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Garth, I think your interpretation of ownership rules and gift giving are spot on. Don’t give something away if it means so much to you that you can’t bear to see it sold. What makes it a gift is the transfer of ownership, otherwise he would have loaned it to the person now selling it.  We’ll know exactly how much the item means to the seller once the auction is done.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/18/11 at 06:43 PM ET

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If Orr wants his jersey back, the decent thing to do is give it back to him.

Posted by timbits on 10/19/11 at 10:10 AM ET

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