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 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsBasketball Arena Bottle Openers
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (3)
  • Kitchen (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)

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5.0

Great Father's Day Present

By 

from Long Island, NY

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Quick

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At The Bar
    • Gifts
    • In The Kitchen

    Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

    It's a great bottle opener and perfect for basketball fans

     
    5.0

    Even better looking in person!

    By 

    from New York, NY

    Comments about UncommonGoods Basketball Arena Bottle Openers:

    I bought this for my boyfriend for the holidays and was beyond happy with it after taking a peak and opening the box. It's much larger and better looking than I anticipated and the white yarn at the end was actually gold which made it look a lot nicer. I can't imagine any sports fan would use this, as it seems like a great piece to just display.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    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
       
      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
           
          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!

             
            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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
               
              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
                 
                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
                   
                  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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