Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by flashfire276, Aug 20, 2010.
Unbelievable!!!!! Great score
Found an awesome Bjorn Borg signature Donnay a few weeks back, small head and everything. Incredible
Not sure when i last reported a find here, but there were some...but the last one seems worth noting, as I took it out to hit a bit Sunday afternoon to end a short practice session. A pretty nice looking Lacoste LT360, dark green and fitted with a fresh blue-grey Fairway leather...no overgrip necessary, the Fairway is really nice and tackey! Not as nice as the one shown here of course:
...but still in very decent condition
Found a POG OS 4.5 at Goodwill in San Jose this afternoon for $4.99. I always told myself I'd keep going until I found a POG, so this might be the end of my Goodwill adventures.
Kneissl White Star Big for 4€.
Oversized for its time, but a 98 which is normal now. Didn't feel heavy but at 385+ it definitely is. Can't wait to try it out.
Dunlop Max 200g Pro with cover - $7
Found a pair of OK condition Adidas Tirand III size us13, lots of tread left.
Perfect for training on rough courts where fashion is not a priority.
Mid Level version of Barricade IV. $5
Adidas Ivan Lendl CF25-XS MID, 7/10 condition, blue metallic racquet.
My first Adidas, I'm quite excited...for loose change...
Today at my local thrift store - I found my holy grail!!!....for $9.98 - Wilson ProStaff 6.0....I believe a St. Vincent model from what I've read on http://thetenniswiki.com/Wilson+Pro+Staff+6.0+Original+Mid+85
I actually found a Head Microgel Radical MP TGK 231.2 for 30 bucks at the second hand sports store haha!
Nice trip this time. The PS Classic is the best out of the lot, the Borg pro looked mint, but is warped :-( ...the prince has a cool PJ and the other 2 have taken some hits and I will take them for a hit at some point!
...still waiting for the day I actually find PS 85 St. Vincent ;-)
Normally - I look over wood racquets I see in thrift stores, but I couldn't pass this one up, it was in too good of a condition - Looks like it was only hit with a few times - no scrapes on the hoop or worn out leather grip.
Plus...it's a "Pro Staff" after all ;-)
Looks like it has spent years in it's cover, which was also in great shape. The racquet had some dirt and grime - used "Goo Gone" to clean, then light furniture polish spray to shine it up. The leather grip was in excellent shape, still had the "Genuine Leather" and Wilson writing in gold. Just used some leather conditioner to clean it up.
Anyone have any context about the Jack Kramer Prostaff? I knew Mac used it for a bit early in his career before moving to Dunlops.
Found one of these today at another local thrift store for $2.98, but it needed some TLC to fix up and don't need another "project"
Got a Wilson Pete Sampras Signature 95 in great condition for $3 and a Dunlop Maxply Fort, without any warping, for another $3, 2 days ago.
I'm really addicted.....
I'm trying to thin the herd too.....
I just picked up for a total of $36 a mint T2000, 4 stripe POG 110, wood Wilson Advantage, Wilson Hammer 5.5 Spin 95 (super thin racquet), & Head Elite Pro (beautiful green racquet).
What does the butt code say bud?
Well, no Head Elite Pros or PS85's this time, but I bagged a rather old Wright & Ditson "Comet" in fairly good condition yesterday for a fiver. Looks to be pre-WW2 in vintage.
Nice find on the W&D!
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