The Sport King Eddie Shore is more available than other comparable cards (most likely because it was released with a multi-sport set as opposed to the predominantly only Canadian distribution of his other cards). From my experience and the frequency that they are seen for sale (Ebay, etc.), I would rank scarcity of Eddie Shore's cards as V129 >>> 1936-37 OPC-D > 1933 OPC-A >> Sport Kings. PSA SMR lists the 1933 OPC-A as $1300 in PSA 6, 36-37 OPC-D as $1600 in PSA 6. Steve Novella has a PSA 8 currently for $3250. I would probably pay closer to $2250-2500. By extrapolation, I would think a PSA 6 could be had for about $400-$700. Good luck.
By the way, Eddie Shore to me is the first great defenseman. From all accounts, a bear to play against. Plus he won 4 Hart's as MVP, 2 Stanley Cups and 7 1st team all-defense. Since the first Norris Trophy wasn't awarded until 1954, who knows how many of those he would have garnered. To me, he's right up there with the all-time great defenseman (Orr, Harvey, Bourque, Potvin, etc.).
Eddie Shore is another example of a great player whose talent didn't translate to coaching. Throughout all sports, one of the difficulties that former great players tend to find is that most current players don't train and prepare as thoroughly and all-out as they did (Gretzky, Magic Johnson, etc.). Eddie Shore paved the way for the later evolution of the defenseman. One of my most favorite players along with Orr, Morenz and Richard.
Thanks for the great pics of Eddie Shore. Aside from those glory days of the 30's and then then the late 60's/early 70's for the Bruins, I wonder when and if the next Cup will ever come their way. Oh well, hope springs eternal and I look forward to the new season.
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