In 2009, we were approached by Steiner Sports Memorabilia to make products with artifacts from the University of Notre Dame and Syracuse University (Brandon Steiner's alma mater). They had wooden bench seating from Notre Dame Stadium, as well as game used footballs, helmets and jerseys. From Syracuse, they were offering basketball floor from the Carrier Dome, as well as game used basketballs.
At roughly that same time, our Founder, Ward Wallau, was alerted that Memorial Stadium on the campus of Cal Berkeley was throwing out wood bench seating. Being a professional "dumpster diver", Ward pulled some of the seating from the stadium. We became licensed with all 3 Universities that same year. Having had such a positive reaction to the storied baseball ballparks like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, etc., the goal was to extend this interest to the collegiate world. Notre Dame Stadium and California Memorial Stadium wood seating and Syracuse's Carrier Dome basketball floor were a great entrée. Since then, our Collegiate line has grown to 13 schools and includes some of the top football and basketball programs in the country.
We work directly with the Universities or their authorized representatives on procuring authenticated game used artifcats and stadium/arena materials. Everything we obtain comes with a Letter/Certificate of Authenticity, ensuring that the products we make are 100% authentic.
For specific examples of authenticity documentation, choose a sport below. Please note that we have blacked out students' names due to NCAA rules.
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