Artifact: Boston Garden Parquet Floor Hardwood and TD Garden Hockey Rink plexiglass. 

Source: Directly from TD Garden.

Authentication:  Included Certificate of Authenticity 

Boston Garden Parquet

In September of 2010, Tokens & Icons was selected by Boston Garden to celebrate the last of their storied 1946-1999 floor. The arena had 11 panels left, the Garden kept 2 and entrusted Tokens with the remaining 9.  These were in good condition and were a mix of natural (unpainted) and green panels.  Tokens & Icons picked up the panels in-person from Bob Rutko, the head of Sports Memorabilia at TD Garden, and arranged for transfer of this precious cargo to our Berkeley facility.

TD Garden Plexiglass

We have also worked directly with TD Garden to obtain regular season, Winter Classic 2010 and Stanley Cup Final 2011 Game Used Plexiglass pieces used to make our products.  

 

Legend

Legend has it that due to a shortage of quality long board lumber in 1946, shorter red oak pieces had to be used to create the familiar parquet pattern that somehow still intimidates opponents to this day.

Each 5' x 5' panel had was marked with its grid position eg. G9, F10, Q3 and the ever-faithful Boston Garden Bull Gang would lay down the panels & secure with 988 bolts.  If the Bruins were playing the next night, up the floor came. Over time, the floor developed dead spots & gaps which the Celtics knew well the location of and the opponents perhaps did not.  Add several extraordinarily talented teams and passionate fans, its not surprising that this floor was underfoot for 16 Championships.

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Artifact: Boston Garden Parquet Floor Hardwood and TD Garden Hockey Rink plexiglass. 

Source: Directly from TD Garden.

Authentication:  Included Certificate of Authenticity