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A Billie Jean King Game-Used Bancroft Wooden Tennis Racquet. Circa 1976-1979.Go Back
Winning Bid: $500.00
Winning Bid: $500.00
Auction ends: November 18, 2017 10:45 PM
Total price with Buyers Premium: $600.00
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A Billie Jean King Game-Used Custom Bancroft Wooden Tennis Racquet (Circa 1976-1979). This racquet was a part of Billie Jean King’s original equipment, and was used on-court during match play. Billie Jean King was a 12-time Grand Slam Champion, and a global icon for her work as an activist. It is unknown what specific match or tournament this racquet was played in. The racquet was originally gifted to a WTA staffer in the 1970’s (Billie Jean King founded the WTA in 1973). Upon close inspection, you will come to find the following signs of use throughout this item: The racquet shows wear and age throughout. The original grip is still intact, while showing good use. The gold Bancroft lettering to the grip is still visible in spots while also worn in other spots. There are scuffs throughout the head of the racquet. All text is still clear and visible. String stencil is still visible, but worn and faded in spots. Strings are intact. Normal age/wear for a racquet from this era. Overall, considered to be in excellent condition for it’s age while showing the appropriate wear.
Please take a moment to review the authentication notes provided, as well as the provided photographs:
1. Bancroft ‘Billie Jean King Personal’ Model.
2. “Used by Billie Jean King in tournament play”
3. Original Bancroft leather grip.
4. Bancroft “B” logo stenciled to strings.
5. No grip size is listed. The racquet measures approximately 27.25″ long.
6. Appropriate Bancroft identifiers throughout.
7. Additional details apply.
The first Billie Jean King personal racquet on offer to date. A fine Bancroft example dating to the mid-late 1970’s.
|Dimensions||30 × 12 × 6 in|