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5admit

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Columbia 300 Legend C Yellow Dot
on: September 11, 2017, 11:35:33 AM
I am in the process of want to sell my husbands old bowling ball.  So started researching the ball as to know how much to ask.  Found several posts that talked about the Columbia 300 Yellow dot bleeders being worth more than you average old ball.  Ours was purchased some time in the late 80's -early 90's, not sure exactly.  It is deep purple/plum colored swirl.  The serial number is OL76692. Has the Legend C logo on the left side.  Very few blemishes, has tiny chip on thumb hole. Didn't want to sell it for less than it might be worth. Can someone please tell me what dollar amount would be reasonable to ask for it.  Also, its a 16# ball.
Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 11:38:06 AM by 5admit

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Re: Columbia 300 Legend C Yellow Dot
Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 11:39:47 AM
It might be worth $40 undrilled, but drilled, you might get $5. This yellow dot isn't a bleeder, but a remake from around 1990.
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Re: Columbia 300 Legend C Yellow Dot
Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 11:50:22 AM
 The zero at the beginning of the serial number denotes that the year of manufacture ends with a zero.

 The legend logo on the side is exactly like the ball I had. It was not on the earlier versions of the ball from the late 1970's and early 1980's. The one I had was a 1992 model. They were discontinued not too much longer after that.

 Given all this, I believe that one is from 1990, and that would mean it is not of the "bleeder" variety.

 It seems to be in decent shape, but the 16lb weight isn't nearly as popular as it was back then. Modern balls are much stronger, and don't need to be as heavy to create the energy they used to. The weight will detract from it slightly, as 15lb is the much preferred weight anymore.

 All said and done, if you found someone who was just really looking to get that exact ball, it's worth whatever they would be willing to pay.

 To the general bowling population, there really isn't much demand for those anymore, and you would probably be VERY lucky to get $50 for it, and $20-$25 is much more realistic, if you can sell it at all.

 Good luck.

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Re: Columbia 300 Legend C Yellow Dot
Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 12:06:10 PM
Ok great. Thanks so much for the info.  We are also selling it with a Brunswick bag and Dexter leather bowling shoes, which are in excellent condition.  Maybe with the extra's we can get $30 for all of it.  I know it's not worth anything just sitting in the closet.  Thanks again for you help.