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Checking Southern California CL for fun and came across an ad that looked too good to be true for an early 50’s Brunswick Centennial pool table with a ball return. Faded and worn, but 100% complete and original. Table needed to be moved fast to close escrow. I told the owner whose family had owned the table for years that the table was worth much more than he was asking for, but he said he just wanted it out I made the deal for a couple hundred bucks, rented a U-Haul trailer, enlisted my father in law for help and set out on a 10 hour drive to San Diego to get the table. Definitely a little nervous to be driving that far on a Craigslist deal, especially one that sounded to good to be true. But, sometimes you just have to go with your gut, trust people, and take a chance. Everything turned out great! The table had been in same spot for 50+ years, since ‘67, hadn't been played on regularly since the early 80’s. Took it apart, packed it up and set out on the 10 hour drive back home with my “brand new to me” Brunswick 9’ Anniversary! Great way to spend a Saturday! Starting the restoration process this week.