Boston Garden Parquet Floor Cufflinks
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These sterling silver cufflinks are crafted with authentic Boston Garden parquet baskeball floor that was in use from 1946-1999. The parquet floor pieces feature the scuffs and scratches of the floor on which the Celtics won 16 of their 17 Championships. After the original Boston Garden was demolished in 1999, Tokens & Icons acquired the last 9 of 11 panels of the parquet floor directly from TD Garden. Tokens' artisans were challenged to create a parquet inlay in just 3/4" square; each cufflink is unique and features slight tonal variations with each pair. Officially licensed by TD Garden, each pair of cufflinks comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Boston Garden opened in 1928 and was originally named Boston Madison Square Garden as it was designed by Tex Rickard built the third Madison Square Garden. Rickard, who also promoted boxing, aimed to build an arena with this sport in mind. Thus fans were very close to the action and this, combined with the Celtics' supposed ability to know where a ball would bounce on the iconic parquet floor, was thought to have contributed to the team's hometown advantage. The parquet floor was originally built in the Boston Arena and moved to the Garden in 1952. When Boston Garden closed in 1999, Tokens & Icons was selected by the arena's management to celebrate the storied basketball floor. Eleven five-foot square pieces remained and Tokens was entrusted with nine of them. These parquet panels have been used to craft this item. Boston Garden hosted nineteen NBA Finals, four NBA All-Star games and was the first arena to host the NBA and Stanley Cup Finals in 1957.
- Approximately 3/4" x 3/4"
- Made from authentic Boston Garden parquet basketball floor
- Set in Sterling Silver with bullet back closure and hallmarked "Boston Garden" on the back side
- Officially licensed by TD Garden
- Comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity
* Due to the unique nature of this item, the item received may vary from the photograph.
Item Code: 10BP
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