prefer with leather grip still intact. no dings or cracks. bumper rash and small scratches are fine. as long as there's ntohign wrong with it structurally. looking for one cheap. thanks. also have a austrian made prestige classic 4 1/2 with a ding on the throat that was received because of a stringing machine (bought it used this way). has bumper rash and some ball marks on the racquet. doesn't come with grip. plays just fine. willing to add that in with money if you want it.