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cadfael_tex
01-12-2008, 02:54 PM
Been a while since I've been on this site (a little trip via uncle sam tends to do things like that). When I got back the first thing I did was move and moving with a large collection of vintage tennis racquets is no fun. I'm fighting myself but I believe it would be to my advantage to pare down my stuff before the next move in 2-3 years.

Basic question is this - do you think there would be interest on here if I put a lot of vintage racquets up for sale or trade. I'll put them in the classified forum when I go through them (there's probably about 40 of them). What do you think? Got most of them through **** (and sold a few) but that was mostly a pain.

There several 50's on wood frames (older ones I'm keeping) and a lot of the 80's frames (especially late woods).

Princegod
01-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Can't hurt to post a list of racquets for sale as you might sell a few. You might do better on an auction site though.

cadfael_tex
01-12-2008, 03:38 PM
Just put them on so when they're done being moderated they'll show up. Went through them and there's 20 of them I'd like to sell/trade/get to a good home. Most aren't worth a whole lot but might be of interest to someone here on this site.

cadfael_tex
01-12-2008, 03:42 PM
2 Davis, 6 Yonex, 1 Yamaha, 10 Wilson, 1 Bancroft, 1 Spalding, 1 Head, 1 Dunlop for those scoring at home.

1 Steel, 6 aluminum, 1 fiberglass, 3 Graphite, 2 wood/ graphite, and the rest wood

LanEvo
01-12-2008, 03:48 PM
which yonexs? got any srds?

iTennis
01-12-2008, 03:59 PM
Do you have a Head Trisys 260 OS?

cadfael_tex
01-12-2008, 04:10 PM
LanEvo, iTennis - think much older ;)
Yonex = 8500 (aluminum), Carbonex (wood), Graphlex (graphite) and R2,3, and 5

Head = Edge (orginal aluminum), Edge graphite (which I'm leaning towards not selling), and Graphite Director (which I still play with sometimes)

cadfael_tex
01-12-2008, 04:45 PM
If i were to put them on an auction site, got a couple of questions -

Any reliable way of knowing their value?
How much of a hit would I take if I offered some together as a collection?

LanEvo
01-12-2008, 08:22 PM
yea im sry to say, but those kind of old frames wont really fetch much on the big site because there are loads of ppl sellin older frames

vkartikv
01-12-2008, 08:23 PM
Good to see you back!! Are you already out of town? How was your overseas stint?

cadfael_tex
01-12-2008, 08:25 PM
Good to be back. Didn't have much time when I got back. I'm in Enterprise Alabama now. Let's see, how was Iraq - hot, dusty, daily mortars - what's not to love :neutral:

Agent Orynge
01-12-2008, 08:36 PM
Welcome back. I just returned from Iraq myself in November. That was a long 15 months...

LanEvo
01-12-2008, 08:41 PM
what did u guys do in Iraq, like what was ur specific job there?

Coda
01-12-2008, 08:46 PM
without getting into a political discussion, I'd like to thank you two for serving my country. I don't think enough thanks is given to people like you guys.

Agent Orynge
01-12-2008, 08:53 PM
I'm an infantryman and an NCO in the 82nd Airborne division.

I definately don't want to get political about it.

vkartikv
01-15-2008, 04:18 PM
Good to be back. Didn't have much time when I got back. I'm in Enterprise Alabama now. Let's see, how was Iraq - hot, dusty, daily mortars - what's not to love :neutral:

I was hoping we'd get to play a set or two when you returned but I am content enough to know you made it back safely.

jayserinos99
01-15-2008, 04:37 PM
welcome back. one person you may want to talk to is joe_sch. I believe he runs a wood tennis site who can help you out with your racquet issue.

cadfael_tex
01-15-2008, 04:46 PM
I was hoping we'd get to play a set or two when you returned but I am content enough to know you made it back safely.

that was part of the problem - i was medevaced out with a busted knee so I wouldn't have been able to play. Just had surgery so it will still be a bit before I can get back on the court unfortunately. When I visit Lubbock next time I'll try and give you a call or drop you and email.

evw
01-15-2008, 07:48 PM
post them to the classifieds. ask what you think they are worth and people will chime in to help adjust your price. I'de be interested in a couple quality 80s wood frames.

CAM178
01-15-2008, 07:57 PM
I'd sell 'em on 'the auction site'.

cadfael_tex
01-16-2008, 09:37 AM
Looked at the auction site and might go that route but figured the folks on the site might appreciate them more. Tried to post them on the classifieds but tried to do it all at once and guess I didn't get enough info for them all so they never showed up.

evw do you want graphite/wood or just some of the last wood frames. I've got both. Are you looking for playing or for looking at or both?