Dunlop Max 200G Golden Grand Slam version

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  1. penguin

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    Hi folks,

    how collectable is this? should I care about cutting out/breaking the original "Golden" strings?

    Many thanks
     
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  2. retrowagen

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    Considered very collectible.
     
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  3. Rock Strongo

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    Mine is a GGS edition but it looks like absolute tosh. Have been thinking about making new decals and save what can be saved. However, I haven't gone too far with that yet.
     
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  4. penguin

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    hey retrowagon!
    thanks for the comment!
    So does this mean that I should sell it on to someone who is into that sort of thing and buy a less collectible version if I want to play with it, instead of restringing it? it's not mint but it's in pretty decent nick...
    many thanks
     
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  5. retrowagen

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    Even if it's not in top nick, you might be able to sell it to an interested collector for the price of two or three decent "users" of a more common version. Then, get out there and play like mad!:)
     
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  6. penguin

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    or does it have magic special playing characteristics all of its own....?!
    If it's so valuable I feel bad that I got it for £15. They (GGS's) don't seem to sell so fast on the bay that I can see...
    cheers,
     
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  7. joe sch

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    I don't know the details but there were much less of the GGS made than all the other max 200gs. They really don't play much diff and they all play great so just get one of the common versions for cheap and play it.
     
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  8. max

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    This is just such a wonderful racquet! I would love a copy. . . played with the Max 200 G for about twelve years and still miss it.
     
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  9. penguin

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    Hmm. Previous owner already scratched short name and address into a gold chevron. Does that stop it being collectible anyway? It's kind of a hassle to get two cheapies to play with now the evil bay supply seems to have run dry for whatever reason.
    Cheers all
     
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  10. retrowagen

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    Ugh, yes, that would probably spoil it in the eyes of most collectors, who are very picky about such things.

    String it up and go have some fun! It's a wonderful racquet. I just bought a Max 200g (the fairly common, circa 1986 John McEnroe signature, "Graphite Injection" version) this last week myself. Mine had what seemed to be a world record of old adhesive tape baked into it. The tape came off easily enough, but the adhesive had to be brought off with solvents and gentle scraping. Lots of work! Underneath, though, things were very tidy, all graphics were unfaded and not much wear on the frame from play.
     
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  11. penguin

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    Hmm, when I say scratch I mean just through the paint- the graphite is still perfectly smooth.
    Anyway, I'm glad I don't have to consider that any more!
    Cheers
     
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  12. penguin

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    no I'm wrong- it is lightly scratched into the frame.
    cheers
     
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  13. retrowagen

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    As with a pocket knife or engraving tool? Shame. If it had been with a pen, you could probably sort it out easily.
     
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