Saturday, January 20, 2007

My Newly Acquired Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game

If you are about to read this post, may I kindly suggest that you read my post titled My Jean Beliveau Table Hockey Game dated Monday, December 18, 2006 first as it will help you better understand what I have posted below.


Well, guess what! I found one! I found myself a vintage Jean Beliveau Table Hockey game!

About a week ago, as I do on a weekly basis, I searched eBay to see if I could track down a vintage Jean Beliveau Table Hockey game. To my surprise, one showed up on the auction block. Due to past weekly lack of success, I really didn’t expect to see one and the only reason I was carrying out the search was basically merely out of habit. To my surprise, one showed up. I had to look twice to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming or hallucinating but sure enough, there it was…right under my nose … well, almost! I had yet to own it since the auction didn’t end for another four days.

For the next few days, all I could think of was gaining possession of this “toy” (“yes,” I am 46 years old!) and I was willing to pay almost anything for it... Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration but you get the idea. I was going to make sure that the same thing didn't happen as the last time where I forgot to bid for it. This time I was hell bent to not be left on the sideline of losers!

Anyways… let’s move forward. The day had come and I set my cell phone alarm for the time of the auction. I was prepared...I was most definitely prepared! The time wound down to five minutes… four minutes… three miutes…two… one… At this point, I set my stopwatch for the last sixty seconds and when it got down to fifteen seconds my finger was on my mouse ready to submit my bid with a few seconds to go. 10 seconds… 9 seconds…8 seconds. At 7 seconds, I clicked in my bid and won by $1.00. Had I bid less than what I had bid, I would have lost and I would have been totally upset… but that was not to be the case today. I was no longer a sideline loser… I was a champion!

Anyways…enough of the play-by-play. Needless to say, I am in a good mood today as my newly coveted Jean Beliveau Hockey game arrived at my door.

Now, talking about sideline losers, I am not going to report to you about my other auctions other than I was not too happy about them but the satisfaction of my Jean Beliveau Table Hockey game win made all the other auctions I lost pale in comparison!


Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Hey Dave,
Congrats on recovering your JB Table Hockey Game in a battle over eBay, no less. Regards, your post on my blog. Leafs are Ok. I followed them especially when Messier was playing for them. I studied in Ottawa so I support them although they sucked when I was there. Seem to have improved lately. But I support almost every Canadian Team. The world only seems right if Canada wins at ice hockey.

Anyway, will this table hockey set be a hands-off showpiece or a "working" or shall I say "playing" model.

Le Nightowl said...

Congrats for winning the auction, Dave!
You sound so happy I have to smile too :)
I don't think I could stand the tension of an Ebay auction.

Wendz said...

Oh I love the tension of the auctions..all that pumping adrenalin!

Your table looks like an open sardine tin on legs...but I love it! Love love love it...I'd have it just for the way it looks.

Janice said...

We had one of those in our family too, for my brothers...they played with it for hours on end...even I took a shot or two when I was WAY younger LOL

Dave said...

LGS... Well I suppose that when an Ottawa fan says that the Leafs are "ok" ... I guess I should take that as a compliment... Even though you said that Messier played for the Leafs ... Ouch! :-) He played for Edmonton during the Gretzky glory days and then later for Vancouver. If you want to see how much of a Leafs fan I am, check my October 27th post.

Regarding my hockey game ... I am restoring it to total working condition but will allow limited playing on it "under my supervision." .. Now how's that for control! LOL

Take care!

Dave said...

Hi Marie... Believe me, I was tense but would have been even MORE stressed if I lost it again!...Just like I was a couple of days later when I FORGOT to bid on something I REALLY WANTED!! Oh well ... Now that that is off my chest! :-)

Dave said...

Hi Wendz!... A sardine tin??? I had to go back to the picture to see where you got that from ... and you were right! Now every time I look at it, I am going to think of sardines! Thanks a lot! :-) LOL

Dave said...

Hi Janice!...Its amazing how certain things bring back old memories! ... Did you score any goals? :-)

Sunil Parmar said...

Hello Dave!
Thanks for being at my blog.
Yours is an very very thoughtful and creative blog. And one thing we share in common is the Template/format.:)

Take Care..!

abbagirl74 said...

Yeah! Congrats! I remember that post quite well. I am so happy that you acquired it.

Josie said...

Oh, Dave, you're such a Canadian...! Hockey night in Canada, eh?

Congratulations on winning your Jean Beliveau hockey table. I hope you have tons of fun with it... :-)


Dave said...

Sunil Parmar, thanks for visiting my blog!

Thanks abbagirl, I am pretty happy about it! :-)

Thanks Josie! I look forward to restoring it!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

ooops! Sorry. I got mixed up. I think Messier played for the Rangers at the end of his career. Am I right? Anyway, yes, not for the Leafs.

Dave said...

Hi LGS ... Right you are! :-)

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