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For Sale: Wilson 6.0, 85 SQ. IN., Pro Staff PETE SAMPRAS "autographed"
tennis racquet. This racquet was signed in-person by PETE while he lived here in Tampa, Florida. The racquet and autograph are in excellent condition. Display case is included. If you want a piece of history, this is for you. Bidding starts at $2,500. Digital pictures are available to serious bidders only. Contact Lisa or Terry Parker at: [email protected]. Thank you.
 

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tjparker said:
For Sale: Wilson 6.0, 85 SQ. IN., Pro Staff PETE SAMPRAS "autographed"
tennis racquet. This racquet was signed in-person by PETE while he lived here in Tampa, Florida. The racquet and autograph are in excellent condition. Display case is included. If you want a piece of history, this is for you. Bidding starts at $2,500. Digital pictures are available to serious bidders only. Contact Lisa or Terry Parker at: [email protected]. Thank you.
I'm curious- is the signature on the grip?
 

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I bid 50cents.
 

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DA BACKHAND said:
I think he has chance about nowhere considering bidding starts at
2,500$ :unsure:
I'm not so sure about that- do you know how rarely Pete gave out autographs? He knew who he was, and where he was going to be in the grand scheme of things.
 

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If he didn't give a lot of autograph it's because giving autograph is a pain and he didn't want to waste his time - I doubt it's just a question of knowing who he was.

It's just a normal racket, not a racket he won a slam with. To me 2 500$ seems excessive, maybe there are big fans who would be willing to pay I don't know.
 

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tjparker said:
Already tried that...
You are crazy, i have that racket, it was a limited edition for Pete`s racket, a green one, i assume he won the 1990 Usopen with that racket.

It was not autographed by Pete, it just has the signature of Pete, same as the Michael Chang racket has on it.

The racket is pretty much below the average, maybe a huge fan`s of Pete would buy it, but knowing that is not even the black one Pete used for most of his carreer i don`t know where in the world someone would buy a racket, that old for such prize. I would not even buy it if it cost 500 dollars.
 

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Sampras Autograph

Iroda_Fan said:
Thanks, but i already have 3 autographs from Pete. He only writes PS on every autograph.
Not true...In this case he signed his whole name. He signed it in front of me. Get your facts straight before you email.
 

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petosp said:
You are crazy, i have that racket, it was a limited edition for Pete`s racket, a green one, i assume he won the 1990 Usopen with that racket.

It was not autographed by Pete, it just has the signature of Pete, same as the Michael Chang racket has on it.

The racket is pretty much below the average, maybe a huge fan`s of Pete would buy it, but knowing that is not even the black one Pete used for most of his carreer i don`t know where in the world someone would buy a racket, that old for such prize. I would not even buy it if it cost 500 dollars.
This is a real autograph...the real deal, not some stamped-on version. He signed it on the grip in front of me. By the way isn't he the Michael Jordan of tennis. How much do think his memorabilia goes for???
 

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Whether its genuine or not misses the point. If a regular poster here wants to promote something, as many do re. their own websites, that's one thing. But just like that Charlie of Fantasy Tennis, you joined this board not to become part of this "virtual village" but only to do "spam other than by e-mail". :rolleyes:
 

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JollyRoger said:
Whether its genuine or not misses the point. If a regular poster here wants to promote something, as many do re. their own websites, that's one thing. But just like that Charlie of Fantasy Tennis, you joined this board not to become part of this "virtual village" but only to do "spam other than by e-mail". :rolleyes:
We are not promoting our website. This is just a simple sale item we thought would do better on tennis websites. Hey it's a free world, we're certainly not going to contact a motorcycle website to sell an "original signed piece of history." Wake up Charlie...
 

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This is a real autograph...the real deal, not some stamped-on version. He signed it on the grip in front of me. By the way isn't he the Michael Jordan of tennis. How much do think his memorabilia goes for???
TJ, good luck in the search, you may find someone.
It happened that i have the racket you are selling, of course without Pete`s autograph on the grip, but with the stamped-on in the frame.
But i just said a personal opinion. I love love and love Gabriela Sabatini for example, but never in the world i would spent 2500$ for an autographed racket of her.
 

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I don't know if this helps to lend perspective or not but in the early 80's for a fundraiser the signed racquet that Borg used in the famous tie-breaker match vs McEnroe went for 1100 dollars in an auction. How much do you think that racquet is worth today?
 

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Were there any takers?
Of couse not. Anyone it there right mind wouldn't buy it for that price. They said they already tried E-bay, there are MILLIONS of people on there and not one taker. This place is not going to be any better. If he was selling a raquet Monica used to win a grand slam I wouldn't pay for that price.

P.S. Why is the word autographed in quotes in the title? That seems a little "weird" to me.
 
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