Vintage Football Punter Trophy - Flea Market Find
Despite never getting a trophy showing off a punter during my time in Jr. High or High School or even college down at the University of Illinois, I have NOW rectified that and am the proud owner of this sweet vintage punter trophy! I picked it up at the Kane County Flea Market during the same trip when we got these Fraggle McDonalds cars and the Chipettes glass.
I had never seen a punter trophy before, so you know the old rule: when you see something you've never come across before, you need to buy it. So, I knew I had to have it. Fortunately, Nat was looking at a vintage book in the same booth and after decided she wanted it, I packaged up the book and this guy. I think the vendor figured that if she didn't sell this thing to me, she wasn't going to sell it to anyone as the buyers for a 60's era vintage punter trophy are rare, I'm guessing. So, she gave us a great price for the book and basically threw the trophy in for nuttin'. Pretty sweet deal.
Now...where should he live? My office, when we actually build the house, seems like a logical place. But for now, he's in the kitchen. Yep...the kitchen. I stuck him up on these shelves by the sink in my sister's/Equation Boy/Man's place and Nat quickly noticed. She said something like, "You know...that *thing* can't stay in here..." and I quickly said something like... "Ok..it'll end up in my office." And yet? Still in the kitchen! Shhhsh! Here's hoping she won't read this long into the post to realize the mistake and foist the punter back up into the office for good! *Fingers crossed*