I was reminded of this when Paula mentioned the wood from Raven's transfer track. I have tons of tshirts and souvineirs and all of that, but my most prized posessions are my wood blocks from the Legend and the Raven, and my red flag signed by Ms. Koch from the Raven's lift (first season thank you very much.)
I'm just a lowly college student with no cash, there's gotta be people here with some seriously cool, unique stuff around their homes.
This is not exactly memorabilia, but it's a funny story:
PKI used to have this shooting gallery where you would buy a bucket of rubber balls (about the size of a pool ball) and load the gun yourself to shoot targets. (it was where the record-your-own-song studio is now, I think).
Anyway, thinking I was cool one time, I stole one of the balls. I used it for many things over the next five years... in games with friends, as a stopper for a change jar, etc.
Then after having it for that long, one day I took it back to PKI and shot it back into the gallery. The circle of life. :)
I have bid on several items on eBay from a whip car from Coney Island to a 2 car train off an old roller coaster from Canada. The problem is that the cost of shipping these rare items is 2 or 3 times the price of the item itself. If I could I would just pick them up but there usually 8-12 hours away and that's quite a hike.
I found a fossilized Hershey's Krackel bar under my passenger seat once. Does that count?
Seriously, I like to collect park maps from year to year just to remember when things were added, removed, etc. Not sure what good it will do, but they don't take up much room, and heck, they were free.
I also have some beer pitchers from the Bavarian Festival that used to be held at the long defunct Lakewood Park (Barnesville PA). I have a sneaking suspicion that some relative has some film footage from the 60s of my cousins and me at the same park that I need to track down and convert.
All I have is a random Mamba shirt from 97 that I got at some thing at Oceans of Fun on 4th of July. It says "Mamba! Poised to strike in 98", and it has a hilarious snake. I cut out the sleeves and used it to play basketball in.
Nope. It was the one thing I got when I worked for Great Coasters, that and walking the track of Thunderhead. See my profile pic. I tried to talk GCII into auctioning them off on Ebay. If you went to Eastcoaster you could have bid on one there along with a chain dog used on the Ozark Wildcat. I think each lap bar went for about $50 and the chain dog went for like $60 or $70. They had a pile of used lapbars but they were all scrapped recently so I guess everyone is out of luck on them.
- About 350 old (1880s-1940s) glass pieces from Cedar Point, many like those found in the TOwn Hall Museum. Some large, some small. Some they don't even have in the CP collection (we've had the honor of seeing the stuff CP has in their archives that is not in the Town Hall). Some of our stuff they don't have we've donated as well.
- Several thousand different CP postcards prior to 1950 (and all the modern ones too)
- A 3 foot tall original photo of G. Boeckling, standing on the beach smoking his cigar.
- And lots of misc. old CP stuff
Our coolest modern thing is a car from the pirate ride.