Is this a St. Vincent?

MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
I don't have much knowedge about Wilson Ultra 2, but I did read from other threads here where people say Collar + Black Buttcap means Chicago.

Anyway I acquired this one recently. It makes me wonder if this is a Chicago or a St. Vincent? Please see pictures below. My points:

1. Butt cap code seems GMO or GMQ.
2. head wears show red color beneath the paint. red primer??

So, racket detectives, where was this baby born?
Thanks!




 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Looks like the Chicago version. The St. Vincent ones don't have that plastic piece with the Wilson logo.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
thanks that seems to be the traditional ruling, collar+blackbutt -> chicago. but what about the 2 points I brought up. :)
I kind of wondered about the code thing, too, but no St. Vincent versions I had came with the plastic collar. Maybe it was an earlier St. Vincent one, or the proto-type built in St. Vincent before the mass production.
 
Looks like a st vincenzo to me. Or chicago. I hear they are making a movie about this factory. Bill murray is in it, supposedly. Uhm and bill is from chicago.
 

MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
The racket says "String at 65-70 lb", and weights 13.3 with a leather grip on. If it is from SV then it must be an early version.

Hit with it today, feels like the most powerful mid I ever hit with. too powerful actually. and probably too heavy for me to control it.
 
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