Monday, December 18, 2006

My Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game

When I was a kid, I had a Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game. I spent hours and hours playing this game and I would have spent even more time if I had more people to play with. Unlike today’s games made out of plastic and paper, my Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game was made of metal. You could drop it, slam it and play it hard and it still wouldn’t break.

Over my teenage years, my desire to play with my game waned and it was soon relegated to the basement where the dampness of time took its toll on my metal game. Years later, after my stint in university I packed up my things and left home with everything I owned including my… You guessed it... Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game! Only by this time it was partially rusted out. I took it to my new place of abode and again relegated it to the basement. After a few more years of dampness, the game was somewhat useless and so I trashed it but not before I salvaged the rods, players plus a few other pieces. I really don’t know why I chose to salvage it but, later on down the road, the pieces came in handy as I made a tidy profit off them over eBay … On eBay, you can sell basically anything!

In the past few years, as my enjoyment turned to collecting nostalgic pieces of my past, I decided to try and track down another Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game only this time in pristine condition … and “waddya know” … I found one on … You guessed it … eBay … for $25 American. Now, being the procrastinating individual that I sometimes am, I missed the auction and was relegated to the sideline of losers.

Over these past years since my eBay loss, I have diligently looked for another one of these exact games but have yet to become successful. So, for all you folks out there … if you happen to see a Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game, let me know and I will probably pay an “arm and a leg for it” … Well, not exactly an arm and a leg but I will pay you a finder’s fee!

26 comments:

Le Nightowl said...
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Le Nightowl said...

I share my birthdate with Jean BĂ©liveau (the day, not the year... LOL). I suspected he must have been a Canadian icon in ice hockey playing since he gave his name to a table hockey game, so I made a search on his name.
In France ice hockey is very marginal, although I discovered we have a French Ice Hockey Federation, but football (soccer) is the popular game, and we have babyfoot tables instead of ice hockey tables. Maybe one of them will be called "Zidane Babyfoot Table" after our French football icon :)))
Although I hope you will be able to find another table eventually, isn't the quest what really matter? ... and memories!
Marie

Dave said...

Babyfoot tables ... I never heard them being called that until now but when I saw them on your babyfoot table link, I suddenly realized that we have them as well only we call them foosball tables. We have them where I teach. I have played on them on many occasions … I am just a kid at heart!

abbagirl74 said...

I have never seen a hockey table like that nor have I ever heard of one. Older toys are so cool, aren't they?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

It looks very nice. Hope you succeed in finding one. My two favourite sports are at the moment, ice hockey and rugby. Both are tough physical games and I like playing in the position of the spectator where it is safe.

Dave said...

Hi Abbagirl!

I agree, there is something to the older games... more than nostalgic I think. I suppose they are also special because they remind us of when we were kids!

Thanks for the link!

Dave said...

Hi Lone Grey Squirrel!
Well, I grew up playing hockey, soccer and basketball but I stayed clear of rugby! Now, I am also like you ...Mr.Spectator (except for biking and running ...Those I still try to do from time to time!)

Lindsay said...

and here's the latest mashup on the table hockey front: real ice!

http://www.wisegeek.com/introducing-table-hockey-on-real-ice.html

plus, there's a mini zamboni!

Anonymous said...

Hello
I have a Jean Beliveau hockey game for sale exactly the same as the one in your picture I am located in Toronto,Ontario,Canada I can Email you some pictures my e mail is cokekid@rogers.com.
Thanks Frank

Anonymous said...

Ever find one?? I have one.. it's missing one rod, but otherwise in decent condition... if interested, email me at manningcg@gmail.com

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