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Thepowerofchoice
11-23-2008, 12:59 PM
I have been collecting these racquets for the past 6 months and I adopted most of these racquets from garage sales, fleamarkets, estate sales, goodwill... I thought it might be fun to post the pictures of your great finds (please do not include racquets from online auctions) I have several more racquets that I bought of online action but lets leave them out. I love to hear some of the stories behind them too because every racquet has a story behind it. Enjoy!
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/thepowerofchoice/IMG_8100.jpg
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/thepowerofchoice/IMG_8106.jpg
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/thepowerofchoice/IMG_8107.jpg

gymrat76
11-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Very nice. But, If only there was a St. V among them...:)

Thepowerofchoice
11-23-2008, 03:05 PM
Very nice. But, If only there was a St. V among them...:)

It is on my wish list but I refuse to pay hundred of dollars for it. I do have a mint Wilson Ultra 2 Boron (not shown in the pic) and Wilson Sting that I believe they were made in St. Vincent.

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-23-2008, 03:16 PM
im just making sure can i post from thrift stores?

dantespark33
11-23-2008, 03:27 PM
im just making sure can i post from thrift stores?

i'm pretty sure, i ve always counted thrift stores as goodwills

Thepowerofchoice
11-23-2008, 03:35 PM
im just making sure can i post from thrift stores?

Thrift stores...YES. I found couple of my racquets from thrift stores too.

Duzza
11-23-2008, 04:59 PM
What's that black/red Prince racquet with red strings and a red solid stripe?

Thepowerofchoice
11-23-2008, 06:20 PM
What's that black/red Prince racquet with red strings and a red solid stripe?

It is Prince Graphite Volley 110. This is my main oversize racquet. It came out in 1984. This racquet has thin flat beam, solid (12.6 oz) and little more flexible than my POG oversize. I love the color combo flat black with red stripe (old school). I play one handed BH normally with my Mid. but now hitting two handed BH with this stick and loving it.

Duzza
11-24-2008, 02:33 AM
Arghh sounds so sexy :D

zapvor
11-24-2008, 04:11 PM
oh my god thats quite a collection. i am so jealous!

Capt. Willie
11-24-2008, 08:04 PM
How much did you pay for the Tony Trabert C-6?

AznRamenDude
11-24-2008, 10:23 PM
-to the OP-

:shock:

Care to share some of that luck around? :)
Seriously, I check garage sales around my neighborhood and my around my cousin's house too...and no one sell racquets!

Ah, maybe luck will shine on me later. I can still dream.

VPB
11-25-2008, 03:31 AM
Envy!

Never ever found anything interesting in any garage sale over here!

Just a Q: do you play with any of them or just colect 8).

Thepowerofchoice
11-25-2008, 03:26 PM
How much did you pay for the Tony Trabert C-6?

My hard earned $1.00 and it is in excellent shape.
Normally, I prefer not to tell people how much I paid for some of my racquets just in case I want to sell them someday:). I do spend a lot of time looking for some of these racquets. The Tony Trabert C-6 plays fantastic. I use it for warm up or hitting for fun and the sensation of this racquet is hard to explain. Crisp and precise but I have to make sure my footwork and early prep are all there due to the very small head size. In other words, I can not get lazy with this classic.

Thepowerofchoice
11-25-2008, 06:16 PM
Envy!

Never ever found anything interesting in any garage sale over here!

Just a Q: do you play with any of them or just colect 8).

Of course, I play with most of them except wood racquets. I don't see the point of just keeping these classics in the closet. The only racquet I'm not using is the Matchmate because it is 28 inches long and I prefer standard 27 inches and besides this thing is almost mint condition so I don't want to scratch it. I even have most of the covers for all of these racquets.

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:04 AM
Found a nice garage sale while home for the holiday... 10 bucks for the whole bunch....

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/Picture035.jpg

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:05 AM
the oldies...

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/Picture036.jpg

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:06 AM
adidas a little beat up but i thought a nice find...

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/Picture037.jpg

Tofi
11-29-2008, 07:06 AM
great bargin mate

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:06 AM
and the newer racquets...

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/Picture038.jpg

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:08 AM
i woulda paid 10 for the adidas... but for the whole bunch i knew i had to get them... couple old radicals, a prince graphite, i.prestige, lm prestige (still strung with lux / syn gut which makes me feel the guy had to know something about the game) and stars and stripes prostaff...

the wood racquets are in great condition as well

Tofi
11-29-2008, 07:16 AM
thats sooo good why doesnt the uk ever have garage sales... which we did.

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:34 AM
i just stumbled upon them... always check garage sales for them though haha

zapvor
11-29-2008, 08:13 AM
omg you are all so lucky! are the i and lm prestige mid or midplus?

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 08:17 AM
both midplus... woulda loved if they were mid, but i have both in a mid already as well. i will probably sell the stars and stripes, and the i.prestige. there is a ti. radical midplus and OS, i will probably get rid of those as well. I really just wanted the adidas and the woodies. the prince graphite was just gravy

the graphite i just strung up. i think it is a new model midplus, but it has no signs of use at all

zapvor
11-29-2008, 08:19 AM
how much do you want for the i prestige?

J011yroger
11-29-2008, 08:20 AM
What are you looking to get for the stars and stripes?

I have a buddy that plays them.

J

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 08:24 AM
i have no idea what the stars and stripes are worth. I will look into it a little bit. I know they are really hard to come by these days. It's in phenomenal shape. Might have been used a couple of times, no real signs of use.

i can take better pics of it...

i.prestige 60 bucks + s/h or make an offer

jtennis33@yahoo.com

zapvor
11-29-2008, 08:26 AM
oh man...you bought the whole thing for $10 and you want $60 for just one! :(

J011yroger
11-29-2008, 08:26 AM
Whatever you decide mate, I am just going to pass the info and your e-mail along to him.

J

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 08:35 AM
^^ sorry bout the i.prestige hah.. its pretty much mint it's worth more than 10 bucks :)

VGP
11-29-2008, 08:37 AM
oh man...you bought the whole thing for $10 and you want $60 for just one! :(

What do you expect him to do?

If he's not gonna keep it, then why not sell it for the going value?

He got lucky finding them cheap.

zapvor
11-29-2008, 08:40 AM
^^ sorry bout the i.prestige hah.. its pretty much mint it's worth more than 10 bucks :)

What do you expect him to do?

If he's not gonna keep it, then why not sell it for the going value?

He got lucky finding them cheap.

thats true...but he's making like 500% profit. how about $50?

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 08:43 AM
it's not my fault the moron let them all go for 10 bones haha

zapvor
11-29-2008, 08:43 AM
it's not my fault the moron let them all go for 10 bones haha

yea....you are too lucky!

goober
11-29-2008, 09:24 AM
it's not my fault the moron let them all go for 10 bones haha

I would be careful about calling people morons. There are probably a lot of things that you have no clue on the value. If you were cleaning things out of a house and there were a bunch of things, lets say from your grandparents- trinkets, paintings, furniture, ect. that all appeared old and junky, you could easily let them go for 10% of their real value.

J011yroger
11-29-2008, 09:33 AM
Where you from Goober?

We call people a lot worse than a moron here, and it is either a neutral referance or a term of endearment.

Not something one would be offended by.

J

Tofi
11-29-2008, 10:03 AM
come to the uk we call people other names that are 20x's insulting than moron is.

Thepowerofchoice
11-29-2008, 10:07 AM
Found a nice garage sale while home for the holiday... 10 bucks for the whole bunch....

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/Picture035.jpg

WOW...Santa really hooked you up!

goober
11-29-2008, 10:08 AM
Where you from Goober?

We call people a lot worse than a moron here, and it is either a neutral referance or a term of endearment.

Not something one would be offended by.

J
Western US- AZ to be exact. But seriously term of endearment? So if some stranger came up to you called you a moron, you be like- cool, thanks!

blackfrido
11-29-2008, 10:15 AM
i woulda paid 10 for the adidas... but for the whole bunch i knew i had to get them... couple old radicals, a prince graphite, i.prestige, lm prestige (still strung with lux / syn gut which makes me feel the guy had to know something about the game) and stars and stripes prostaff...

the wood racquets are in great condition as well

the whole bunch is $400 worth it (at least)

J011yroger
11-29-2008, 10:16 AM
come to the uk we call people other names that are 20x's insulting than moron is.

Exactly, and it doesn't bother them a lick, same in NY, it is perfectly acceptable to call your friend a 'Knob Jockey'.

J

J011yroger
11-29-2008, 10:20 AM
Western US- AZ to be exact. But seriously term of endearment? So if some stranger came up to you called you a moron, you be like- cool, thanks!

Well there would have to be some context.

If I was on line at a supermarket, and all my stuff was rung up and I was fumbling around for my wallet, and the guy behind me said "What is the matter? You didn't realize that eventually you would have to pay for this stuff ya moron?"

For it to be a term of endearment it would have to come from a friend or relative, so if my dad or friend called me a moron when I poured orange juice into my coffee instead of cream, that would be a term of endearment.

J

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 06:23 PM
hahaha ^^ the adidas is still playable for sure. the bottom left grommets seem a little funky but the frame has no cracks whatseover... i may string it up

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 06:24 PM
couldn't believe it.. someone referenced a woman selling them and her man not knowing about it haha

it was actually a woman who sold them to me... she had them marked for 20, i offered 10 and she took it haha

matter of fact.. muahahahaha

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 06:25 PM
we have a weekend where just about everyone in central illinois has garage sales at once... i am sending my sis out cuz i will be training in florida.. hopefully she will have some great finds as well

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 06:26 PM
I would be careful about calling people morons. There are probably a lot of things that you have no clue on the value. If you were cleaning things out of a house and there were a bunch of things, lets say from your grandparents- trinkets, paintings, furniture, ect. that all appeared old and junky, you could easily let them go for 10% of their real value.

goober you're right but i stand by my insult haha

J011yroger
11-29-2008, 06:35 PM
she had them marked for 20, i offered 10 and she took it haha

I tip my hat to you. That takes a pair.

J

Kal-El 34
11-29-2008, 07:28 PM
I tip my hat to you. That takes a pair.

J

well when you see a stash like this marked "tennis racquet $2 each" you know you can deal

Kal-El 34
11-30-2008, 11:30 AM
had another decent find today... nowhere near my first one though

Kal-El 34
11-30-2008, 11:30 AM
5 bucks

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/DSCN0061.jpg

Kal-El 34
11-30-2008, 11:31 AM
dollar

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/DSCN0062.jpg

CTennis11
11-30-2008, 08:05 PM
Wow I need to go to garage sales with you

kalic
12-01-2008, 10:31 PM
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/1227/picture003tb2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/picture003tb2.jpg/1/w909.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img386/picture003tb2.jpg/1/)

1. Yonex RD7- THE RACQUET !!! Instantly becomes my No1. About 10$ at flea market in Serbia
2. Prince precision boron- Interesting racquet, but not so constant stringbed... About 20$ at second hand shop in Switzerland

Thepowerofchoice
12-02-2008, 08:36 PM
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/1227/picture003tb2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/picture003tb2.jpg/1/w909.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img386/picture003tb2.jpg/1/)

1. Yonex RD7- THE RACQUET !!! Instantly becomes my No1. About 10$ at flea market in Serbia
2. Prince precision boron- Interesting racquet, but not so constant stringbed... About 20$ at second hand shop in Switzerland

Superb looking racquets. Very nice find. Congrads!!!

Ultra2HolyGrail
12-02-2008, 09:01 PM
dollar

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/DSCN0062.jpg



you overpaid. lol.

Kal-El 34
12-03-2008, 08:32 AM
HAHAHAHA nice

Kal-El 34
12-03-2008, 08:33 AM
i used to head coach my high school team back home so i gave it to one of our kids who was using a wal-mart racquet... he appreciated it, so the dollar was a good price

VGP
12-03-2008, 08:39 AM
Nice gift. I'm glad the kid appreciated it.

You could have gotten $50+ on e-bay. That's the pj that Patrick Rafter was sporting in 1998-2000.

Kal-El 34
12-03-2008, 09:13 AM
yea it will be a great racquet for him to try and grow into the sport with. He's got some talent, but the family doesn't have much money. I have plenty of racquets so no biggie

zapvor
12-03-2008, 09:20 AM
that is very nice of you to give it to the kid. it would be nice if you gave it to me,hah! just kidding. so you coach down in fl now?

Kal-El 34
12-03-2008, 10:30 AM
^^ im going to be doing a little bit of coaching but mainly tournament training while in florida

kalic
05-22-2009, 11:37 PM
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7046/picture00913.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture00913.jpg)

Head Radical Tour 630 (made in Austria) for about 10$ :)
(sorry for bad pic, something's wrong with my camera)

anirut
05-23-2009, 04:40 AM
I ENVY YOU GUYS!!!

hrstrat57
05-23-2009, 08:06 PM
POG and aus radical 97 very nice

kalic
07-24-2009, 09:41 AM
And now, a jewel for 10$.
Austrian PT630 !!!

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5742/2407091929.jpg (http://img407.imageshack.us/i/2407091929.jpg/)

Audiophile
07-24-2009, 11:38 AM
Found a nice garage sale while home for the holiday... 10 bucks for the whole bunch....

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/Picture035.jpg

$10 for the whole lot in the pic? What a bargain! Great find.

kapepper
11-22-2009, 06:23 AM
nice find!
anybody else with some nice finds?

agassi fan
12-28-2009, 09:12 PM
hey Kal-El 34 what part of Chicago did u find them in by the way they are beautiful