It should be hit with at least once. That or smashed. If you get a racquet belonging to a legend one should try it because the world wants to know that feeling, or if that person decides not to even go near it unless he's wearing protective gloves and a hazmat suit, it's disrespectful to the people around him just missing out on buying it, the vendor, the supplier, and the original player. If the buyer decides not to touch it ever, it has no use being intact.
Now with over 5000 posts worth of absolute nonsense!