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Okay, so I lied; I didn't end up bidding on the baby portrait after all ... But I did place some bids on a few other neat items, and actually won two of them (yay me!) :


This is one of the two (okay, three) lots that I really had my eye on, being that Worcester is my hometown and all ... Two framed resolutions honoring Cousy as "mayor for a day", a plaque, and a trophy presented by the town sheriff's department.

Not really stuff that anyone here would find interesting, but I'll take it!


Now, this is the item that I really really REALLY wanted to get my hands on ... It's from the 96-97 season, and it's what the Cooz used while announcing Celtics games to keep track of the opponents' roster/stats/etc.

The reason why I was so interested in this, was because the 96-97 season was the first year that I started my Boston Celtics web site back in college (archives of which can be found here) ... So, to have something that was so inseparably connected to that basketball season (Cousy had this with him right there on the court as the games progressed) just makes my day. I dunno, maybe it sounds stupid, but I was willing to part with a good sum of money for this item (it was actually relatively cheap compared with some of the other lots).

I also had my eye on Cousy's old college yearbook and some citations given to him by the college (seeing as how Holy Cross is my alma mater), but when the bids started rising to the 600-dollar level, I quickly bowed out ... Oh well.

This is actually the first time I've ever participated in an online auction before ... It was a little nerve-racking (and I'm probably gonna be kicking myself when the bank statement comes in next month), but overall I'm happy with my purchases. Hey, these were once-in-a-lifetime items up for auction; how could I resist?

(edited by Alessandro on 21.11.03 0933)

Alessandro "Hercules" Boondy

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