You can buy a set of cards or an autographed photo. You can hang a collage on your wall or snare a photo of the championship moment. For those with the dough, game-worn jerseys are auctioned off. On Saturday night, fans only needed a ticket to snare an actual piece of the court where the Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years.
The team is repurposing the old Fiserv Forum floor into a variety of items, 10,000 of which were handed out free prior to the Bucks’ game with the Orlando Magic.
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Each serial-numbered 1 1/2″ inch square piece of the floor was packaged with a certificate of authenticity indicating exactly what part of the floor it was.
According to WISN-TV (story below), they were gone in an hour.
It didn’t take long for some of them to show up on eBay, where they were selling for pretty respectable sums.
Other pieces of the floor have become the focal point of a series of items including larger framed sections of the wood, decorative pieces, commemorative items, bottle openers, cufflinks and more In partnership with the NBALAB, the innovation hub of the NBA and a company that crafts them.
As part of an ongoing series released throughout this season, collectors and fans will be able to purchase pieces of the court where key moments of the Finals took place, including Giannis Antetokounmpo’s resounding blocked shot in Game 4, and the free throw that gave him 50 points in the sixth and deciding game.
Some of the items placed on the team’s website Saturday sold out quickly.
The Bucks championship court program is one of the first under the NBA’s New Reclaimed program. The league has also cut up the courts used in last season’s Orlando “bubble” and turned them into memorabilia.