About My Phenomenal Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, Memorabilia Collection:
During the 17 years of owning Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas, we purchased our first satellite dish in 1976….which was a 10 meter dish that required that we rent a vacant lot a city block and a half away from MSG….when we had to get approval from the City of Austin to run cable from where the dish sat along the city owned telephone / electrical poles in the alley behind 6th Street to the back of our establishment.
Once we began using the satellite dish to show sports that no other establishment in Austin could show….that is when we realized that we needed to utilize video cassette recorders (Sony Beta Max) to record the events when they were live on TV and replay them back in the bar after the live event had ended….which was the genesis of the extensive video content library (2300 hours and 12,000 videos) that we amassed during the remaining 16 years of operating Madison Square Garden…..which is the source of the video content currently seen here at ImaSportsphile. This video collection is beyond belief….as the content spans virtually every genre of sport that was competed and televised from 1976 to 1991….plus, it covers the history of sports in America from the 1920’s to the 1990’s…..for it is an incredible video collection. Any way you cut the pie….this is a video collection beyond compare….which includes a total of 1421 videos containing the following categories and number of videos as follows:
Alpine Skiing (8) / Auto Racing (128) / Bobsled (15) / Cycling (62) / Daredevils (2) / Distance Running (7) / Dog Sledding (2) / Figure Skating (82) / Frisbee (2) / Gymnastics (56) / Hockey + NHL (101) / Magic Specials (10) / Martial Arts (14) / News (80) / NCAA Football (119) / Minor Sports (11) / Pool (16) / Pro Wrestling (10) / Raquet Ball (4) / Rodeo (37) / Rugby (5) / Sailing (4) / Sky Diving (17) / Snow Skiing + Ski Jumping (11) / Soccer (17) / Sports Specials (245) / Speed Boat Racing (12) / Speed Skating (13) / Surfing (17) / Swimming + Diving (4) / Tennis (38) / Track & Field (122) / Volleyball (4) / Wrestling – Sumo + Grecco Roman + Amateur (26)
Also, during the 17 years of operation of Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, my partner and I attended many various and varied sporting events where we purchased in excess of 4000+/- pieces of sports memorabilia and paraphernalia….which were exhibited at MSG….so, every event that we attended, along with every piece of memorabilia was a direct expense item and a tax write-off on our business during the tenure of operation.
SALES PRICE FOR MY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SPORTS BAR MEMORABILIA AND VIDEO LIBRARY IS $250,000 (USD) Video Content Includes 1405+/- Videos (Predominately Viewed Here at ImaSportsphile)
Madison Square Garden Bar & Restaurant Memorabilia As Follows: