Basketball Collegiate Bottle Openers

Give your favorite graduate a bottle opener made from his or her alma mater's stadium seating.
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Ward Wallau

$85.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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The Thirsty Scholar

Your favorite graduate can remember the college days while cracking that frosty brew thanks to this one-of-a-kind bottle opener. Each opener is officially licensed by its university and engraved with the names of the school and venue as well as the time it was originally in use. Made in Berkeley, California with opener hardware from China.

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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
nylon, plated brass, authentic University basketball floor
Measurements
Handle: 4.75" L; Opener: 2" L x 2" W
Care
Hand wash
Item ID
24532

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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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