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Old 08-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Billie Jean King tournament used racquet?

I was going through my dads shed and found this vintage racquet. It is a Banscroft brand King personal, but what I thought was interesting was on the side of it is printed "Used by Billie Jean King in Tournament Play". On one side it has a sticker on it that say "Registration No. K6320". The "K6320" is hand written.

Anyone have any info on this? I searched ebay but all I saw was BJK signature racquets that didn't mention the tournament print or registration number. ANy help would be appreciated. Would also be happy to upload pics when I get home is they are needed.
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More than likely the racket was in fact used by King. Banscroft tennis was the "Babolat" of today, especially in the 70s and 80s. My guess would be Banscroft made rackets for King, per her requirements, and then attached a serial number to the racket to keep tract of the make, model, tension, string type, grips, etc. in the event she needed to quickly order more. As far as the hand-written thing about tournament play...it may have been written by King herself or someone in the tennis industry and may have been auctioned off or given as a gift. I love tennis and consider myself somewhat of a guru so hopefully this helps you some. Post a pic Id love to see it and perhaps make an offer if you decide to sell it.
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The serial number was probably done by the company and the printing was probably added right before or right after a tournament...
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Here are some pics of the racquet. Anyone else have an opinion?




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Cool find, you selling?
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Cool find, you selling?
I'm honestly not sure. I have no clue what it would be worth. This is the only thing I have found so far that might help.

http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/A...ction_ID=36956


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If trading please pm me I'd be interested in it. Live in long beach and she is kinda big here.mthanks
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