Basketball Arena Bottle Openers

Own a piece of sports history with bottle openers made from Boston Garden and Madison Square Garden.
created by

Ward Wallau

$75.00 - 95.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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Drinking Goes Into Overtime

Own a piece of sports history with bottle openers made from famous arena floors. For basketball fans, these wooden openers are handmade from the Madison Square Garden floor used from 1970-1973 and green painted sections of the iconic parquet floor of Boston Garden used from 1946-1999.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in California

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau

location

California

Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
metal, wood, polypropylene
Measurements
7-8" L
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry immediately.
Item ID
17962

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.


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UncommonGoodsBasketball Arena Bottle Openers
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)

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5.0

Very nice presentation piece

By 

from Brooklyn

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable Materials
  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Wood Is A Nice Size Piece

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At The Bar
    • In The Kitchen

    Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

    The only improvement that I thought they could have made was they should use actually netting from a basketball hoop for the loop at the back.
    The wood is a nice piece which made an impression due to the size as well. Overall a very nice gift for a Boston Celtics fan.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    4.0

    Very, very cool gift.

    By 

    from Old Lyme, CT

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

        This honestly is a wonderful item and my husband loves it. The ONLY thing that stops it from being perfect is the cheesy rope they have on it. Considering the quality and uniqueness of every other part of it the "rope" should be leather or rawhide, something better than what it currently is. But honestly, this is great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

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        4.0

        Nice

        By 

        from Tampa

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display

          Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

          Nice product, arrived in perfect ondition.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fast delivery... as advertised!

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          5.0

          A great opener

          By 

          from Missouri

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

          I really did not care about functionality. I wanted this as a display item of sports memorabilia and a conversation piece. I love it.

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          4.0

          Great for NYR fans!

          By 

          from NY/CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Materials
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • In The Kitchen

            Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

            Great gift for a NYR fan! Feels really sturdy and heavier than i expected. Love that the plexiglass is scratched up from use and probably a hit or two along the boards!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            I love it!!

            By 

            from Ridgecrest, CA

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Clean
            • Nice Weight
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Decorative

              Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

              What a great gift for my hockey fan son!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              perfect

              By 

              from New Jersey

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Frequent Entertainer, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable Handles
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean
              • Nice Weight
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decorative
                • Formal Meals
                • Informal Meals

                Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

                this gift was perfect for father's day, and great for a newyork rangers fan! now he wants to open bottles just to show off the bottle opener

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great hockey fan gift!

                By 

                from Virginia

                About Me Hockey fan

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

                This is a fabulous gift for a NY Rangers fan! A great piece of history. Very nicely packaged.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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