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    Stanley!!

    Howdy folks!

    This is pretty cool. My brother lives in LA (Glendale actually) and he has a small prop production shop that he runs. He makes all kinds of props for videos, commercials, movies, etc. A couple weeks ago he got a call from EA Sports and they wanted a replica Stanley Cup for some commercials that they are doing. They told him that they had quotes of as high as $18K! He assured them that he could be that price. I don't know what he charged them but he just sent me some pictures of the project in work and completed. Here are some pics...







    I don't know about you but I think he did one heck of a job! So if you see any ads from EA Sports with a Stanley cup in them, my brother made it. I just thought I'd share.

    John
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    All right John, I'm not even a hockey fan, but that is just way too cool Congrats to your brother on a great commision

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    good job and great story john
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    noone would notice if he engraved your name on there also. Nice piece of work.

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    Cool. I'm curious as to how he faked out the names. I just can't believe he would go to the trouble of engraving them on a prop.
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    Beauty! Congrats to your Bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post


    Cool. I'm curious as to how he faked out the names. I just can't believe he would go to the trouble of engraving them on a prop.

    Hi Art,

    actually you're right. That would be WAY too much work. Actually he called up my other brother who does graphic arts work and he did the layout and then had it printed onto strips of clear acetate. They cut them into strips and applied them to the cup. To tell you the truth, from the pictures they sure look engraved to me.

    John
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    Great story John! BTW... what's the old car in the back ground????
    Aloha,

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    I'll have to ask him next time I talk to him but I think it's a Ford Falcon. That's one of his other hobbies. He buys and restores classics. He's very good at that too. I wonder what he'd charge me for a replica cup. I'd like to have one for my family room.

    John
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    That can't be the Stanley Cup!

    It doesn't have that "If I could only tell you what those crazy hockey players have done with me" aura surrounding it.

    It's a beautiful replica skillfully done - but it's like a clone - it hasn't lived the life.

    Again - it's awesome - Jim

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