Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

Traveling on business in Northern California this week. Popped in to a couple Goodwill shops; bought a decent Wilson Hammer 6.2 95 (the “Skunk”), and a minty Pro Kennex Bronze Dominator. One of the shops also had a 1987 Head Graphite Master—the turquoise one— but its white grommets were mostly absent (and sadly NLA), so it was left behind.
 
It's been slow going recently in my acquisition efforts, but found these two frames within the last couple of months for about $7 a piece - a Wilson Kobra Team and a Head Microgel Extreme Mid Plus.
Both have been cleaned up and re-gripped as shown now.
 
Picked up a mixed bag in Tooting today, one of which is a bit of a mystery:

Donnay Pro 25 that looks every one of its 35 years (£2).



Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si (Chinese UJZ code) - looking a bit ragged at the top of the hoop but a steal for £2.



The mystery racket - I know I should know the manufacturer but I’m drawing a blank. It doesn’t sport the catchiest of names - “Pro Mid MG 929”. There is a stringers’ sticker in the throat that bears the same logo as the buttcap and suggests it’s a mid-90s number (it does have a touch of the widebody about it but it’s pretty restrained). There are short weighted strips added at 3&9. Any ideas?







 
Look at you go, mr. smart shopper!
Thanks - think I pulled the same expression as Robin Soderling when I saw the racket...

I also found a beautiful Prince Woodie in Pimlico - like gold dust in the UK but £20 seemed a little steep so left it. I also passed up a lovely old wooden Donnay in Hampstead as they were looking for the guts of £40 for it. It was a “Top Executive” - the quality of the wood and the detail work was pretty remarkable.
 
Thanks - think I pulled the same expression as Robin Soderling when I saw the racket...

I also found a beautiful Prince Woodie in Pimlico - like gold dust in the UK but £20 seemed a little steep so left it. I also passed up a lovely old wooden Donnay in Hampstead as they were looking for the guts of £40 for it. It was a “Top Executive” - the quality of the wood and the detail work was pretty remarkable.
The treasure is great, but so is the hunt!
 
Picked up 3 rackets today in my lunch break from the thrift store across the street. Each racket was an astounding €2,95! Have found some real treasures there over the last two years... need to post more of them to be honest :)

First up a pair of Wilson N-Pro rackets...I only took pics of one of them.as they are in identical condition (8+) These are NOT the "Open" or "Surge" models, this one was the stiffer version to the N-Blade. Both were 98 sq inches and around 300 grams (Blade at 304 & this one at an even 300). The Pro was 7 pts. HL & the blade 6 pts. HL. Pro had an s.i. of 5.0 & the Blade 6.0. String pattern of the Pro is 18 x 18 while the Blade 18 x 20.

Second racket is a Head Prestige (Graphite Midplus), made in Austria and probably from somewhere in the mid 1980's. Racket also in very good shape and paint job was very clean considering the age of the racket!



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I found an old Dunlop Max 200g at a Goodwill which was cool because it was the racquet I used as a kid. It was $5 and I forgot & left it on the court not long after, that's why there are no photos.
 
Hard call to make. Best one day/one stop Goodwill haul had to have been last year’s:

Wilson Blade 104 (current model) $3.99
Blade 98 (older ~2015 model? Black/met. grn) $3.99
Older Wilson Blade 98S - $3.99
2 Wilson 15 racquet bags $7.99 ea. One was full of practice balls. The other had $8 cash in one of the pockets making it essentially free. One had a couple autographs, which were identified by people here on the forums, but I forget the names again. Looks like an up and coming junior probably got a new shipment from her sponsor, and unloaded these older gems at the local Goodwill.

Side note - The Blade 98’s turned out to have hairline cracks, but I might try a repair on one with some carbon fiber and epoxy as an experiment.

The other day I found a Wilson BLX Six.One 95 for $2.99 and an Ncode NTour2 for $3.99.

Still haven’t found one of those super-rare old gems, but I once found a cover for a Wilson 6.0 Pro Staff mid with no racquet inside. You better believe I spent the next half-hour tearing the store apart trying to find the racquet. Spoiler alert. Didn’t find it.


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