Quantity: 1 available
Item/Description: 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks “The BOB” (Bank One Ballpark) stadium replica model by Sport Collectors Guild.
Stadium replica model is handcrafted, and perfectly, meticulously, authentically-detailed!
This is a Gold Series Baseball Limited Edition #1471/4750 stadium replica model with removable display case topper and wooden stand/base.
Gold metal plate is inscribed in black with the following legend: “Sport Collectors Guild. Bank One Ballpark, AZ Gold Series Baseball Limited Edition 1471/4750.”
Collectors’ display case even has a mirrored back to enhance the already fabulous displayability of this special piece.
*Limited Edition: #1471/4750.
*Display Case and Base/Stand
Age/Period: Modern/Contemporary - 2001 (as marked on label)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Underside of model contains two labels:
*The gold & black foil label reads: “Sport Collectors Guild, Inc. (sometimes also referred to as “Sports Collector’s Guild”) 2001, Limited Edition, Handfinished in Arizona.”
Sport Collectors Guild (sometimes erroneously referred to as Sports Collectors Guild) replicas are handcrafted in Arizona, USA.
*The red & silver foil label wording“Officially Licensed Product” surrounds the Major League Baseball Symbol, meaning that this product is licensed by Major League Baseball.
*These models are comprised of 935 assorted colors of varnishes, enamels, resins, inks and antiquings used by the Arizona artists.
*Collector’s display case, which is removable, is made of clear hard plastic (? Plexi-Glass/? Lucite/? Acrylic).
*Display base is (? laminated) wood.
*Model measures 5 ½" W x 5" Deep x 2" H
*Wooden base measures 8" Square x 3/4" Thick
*Clear plastic casing measures 6 3/4" Square x 3 ½” H
Quantity: One (1) stadium replica + wooden base + protective clear display case
Original Box/Packaging: N/A - there was no special box that this replica originally came with. It was shipped to us protectively packaged inside an ordinary brown shipping box.
Condition Summary: Mint, as new! This stadium model has never even been displayed, having remained boxed up and stored away since it was first acquired back in 2001/2002.
Being noted for purposes of accuracy, as this is not a condition defect so much as it is a “from the factory issue,” is the existence of a teeny horizontal indentation in the gold metal plate running across the letters “S-E-B-A-L-L” in the word “Baseball.” This is not readily visible to the naked eye. It was not until this was photographed that this issue even came to our attention. It can also be very faintly felt if one were to run their finger over the area. This in no way detracts from any of the marvelous displayability of this highly collectible piece.
There is NO paint loss. Rather, the camera flash glare has whited out some parts of the piece in the photos.
Excerpted Online Research Information about Bank One Ballpark Stadium (partially attributed to http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/ChaseField.htm): Opening in 1998, Bank One Ballpark as it was then known/Chase Field as it is now known since 2005, was the first stadium ever built to have a retractable roof and natural grass. With MLB's announcement that Phoenix would be awarded an expansion team, a new stadium was built. Shaped like a massive airport hanger, construction on the stadium began November 16, 1995. Originally the stadium was known as Bank One Ballpark. The ballpark was renamed Chase Field in September 2005 after the merger between Bank One and JP Morgan Chase. Not just a regular stadium was built, but a retractable roof stadium, because of the desert heat. It became the first stadium with natural grass and a retractable roof that closes in five minutes, with air conditioning. After the first week of May, many games are played with the roof closed.
The Arizona Diamondbacks made their debut before a packed house at Chase Field on March 31, 1998. Over 3.6 million fans filled the ballpark to see the team during their first year of play. A four tier grandstand extends from the left field foul pole to homeplate and around to the right field foul pole. Bleacher seats are behind both the left and right field fences. A 25 foot center field wall serves as the hitters back drop . Above is the main scoreboard. The most unusual feature at Chase Field, is the swimming pool, that is located behind part of the right field fence. Other than the swimming pool, Chase Field has many other amenities. Memorabilia from the Baseball Hall of Fame is located at the Cox Clubhouse. Fans can find videos and displays detailing the history of baseball at the Fox Sport Net Arizona Diamondtown. Overlooking left field and third base is Friday's Front Row Sports Grill, which offers food and entertainment. Although the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the youngest franchises in Major League Baseball, the team has had success in its young history, winning the 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees. The newest addition to Chase Field is the $12 million, 144' wide by 55' wide high HD video/scoreboard, installed in 2008.”
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Title: Bank One Ballpark (The BOB) Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Stadium Replica Model, Display Case & Stand - 2001 Sport Collectors Guild Limited Edition *****USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!*****
lbs: 5.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Bank One Ballpark The BOB Stadium Model Replica