Old White Tennis Balls.

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  1. don_nguyen11490

    don_nguyen11490 Rookie

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    Hey everyone.

    I just found a can of old white Wilson Tennis Balls. It has to be at least 30 years old. Its a yellow can that has a key on the bottom, with a dome shaped top.

    Should I play with them?
     
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  2. beedlejuice22

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    yes.rgefhgsdhgsbtb
     
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  3. MAX PLY

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    If they remain unopened, they may have value to a collector. Check some of the antique tennis sites to see what they might be worth. I suspect you will be disappointed with how they play if you open them. And if you decide to open them, you should use wood racquets when you play--get the full experience.
     
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  4. Kirko

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    give them a whirl; its a lot better than some guy putting them on a shelf with rest of his tennis antiques.
     
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  5. IanRadical

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    I think they took 10% of the pressure out of the balls nowerdays so they might feel different:)
     
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  6. Leelord337

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    i wish they still made white tennis balls. that would be awesome to play with them
     
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  7. beedlejuice22

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    post pictures of them if you can
     
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  8. dcottrill

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    www.whitetennisballs.com
     
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  9. larry10s

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    have you played with balls that came from whitetennisballs.com?
     
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  10. Zielmann

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    I wouldn't think of getting those white ones. Sure, it'd be cool to play with some white tennis balls. But I'm not paying $18 ($9+$9 shipping) for a single tube of 4 balls.

    And I find it hilarious that it goes on to say that their balls are used as protectors under furniture and walking aids...Pretty expensive to be used for that. How about getting a cheap can of Penns, use them til they die (about three hits) and then cut those up?
     
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  11. theace21

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    I have several of the old cans around not opened. Probably not worth much, but it is a conversation starter for those young tennis players (under 40).

    If you open them, be careful, the metal "shavings" that comes off is razor sharp.
     
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  12. Bud

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    Definitely save them... these cans are becoming very rare. Using them will accomplish nothing... as they're probably already dead. I recall those old cans with the sardine can key system.
     
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  13. crazytennis

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    They're not very bright.

    $28 + $12 shipping and handling = $42 total each
     
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  14. Leelord337

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    i think ppl with grass courts buy these
     
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