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1967 Balabushka Cue For Sale with Tascarella Authentication

1967 Balabushka Cue For Sale with Tascarella Authentication

For sale is a 1967 Balabushka pool cue with Tascarella authentication for $8,900 or best offer.

Please see Letter Of Authentication for cue specifications and details.

Letter Of Authentication provided by Peter A. Tascarella Sr. of Tascarella Custom Cues. Not mentioned by Pete in his letter is this cue comes with the original black vinyl case sold with the cue by George Balabushka in George's garage and an interesting handwritten detailed story of the original owners acquisition of this cue.

  • The story includes the explanation behind there being only one shaft and how George died while owing a second shaft to the owner of this cue.
  • The original owner has confirmed that the cue was made in 1967 and purchased in the spring of 1968.
  • This cue as stated by Pete, is in excellent un-restored condition.
  • This cue still has the original tip installed by George Balabushka when new.

(More photos available. See details below)

Please see the photos I have provided.

The cue is in almost perfect condition other than a few hair line marks on the ferrule from normal use and very small ding just above the collar on the shaft.

If you would like to suggest an escrow service provider that I agree to use, you will be responsible for any escrow service fees or costs incurred.

I prefer Cashiers Check for payment.

You are welcome to use PayPal, but must agree to an additional charge of 3.9% of the selling price to cover the cost of additional PayPal fees.

Please contact me for additional photos and or if you have any questions and or if you have specific information that you think I should know.

I can explain how escrow services work if you are not familiar with them.

Please respect my time and effort and do not request additional photos or information unless you are a serious prospective buyer.

Thank You for your interest.

1967 Balabushka Cue For Sale with Tascarella Authentication

Replies & Comments

  1. Bill YerdBill Yerd on 8/10/2010 2:07:42 PM

    Sorry that some of the photos I downloaded did not appear in my original post. They are possibly to large. I have over 20 photos of the cue and case that I can send via PM upon request from serious prospective buyers. I am also willing to exchange phone contact information and would be glad to speak to you on the phone. I am in the Tampa Bay area and would be willing to do the transaction in person if you are in the area.

  2. Bill Yerdbilliardsforum on 8/10/2010 4:06:48 PM

    Hey Bill,

    Images are fixed up.

    Kudos to the great documentation you have with that stick.

  3. Bill YerdBill Yerd on 8/10/2010 4:27:49 PM

    Thanks for the image fix and the compliment. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you have any ideas or leads to help me sell this cue.

  4. Bill YerdBill Yerd on 9/23/2010 11:01:16 PM

    Reduced to $8,777 Or Best Offer Please Make Offer Thank You

  5. Bill Yerdallan_greenberg on 6/19/2011 7:42:10 PM

    Is this cue still available?



  6. Bill Yerdleezak69 on 2/15/2016 6:24:42 AM


    I have the same exact stick, purchased from George Balabuska in 1969, from his garage. I ordered it in the Spring of 1969, and he told me it would be ready by June. I called in June, and he said call him in a week. I did this for 13 weeks, and finally it was ready! It is in excellent shape, only the tips of the two shafts have been changed. It is a simple, but excellent stick. I am interested in selling if to any serious bidder. I see prices ranging up to $9,000 for similar items, although this is probably a little high.

    An interesting note: When I purchased it, George asked me if I could afford it, and if I would like some of the money back. I said I was fine with the price....$110 with two shafts!

    Lee leezak69@verizon.net

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1967 Balabushka Cue For Sale with Tascarella Authentication

  • Title: 1967 Balabushka Cue For Sale with Tascarella Authentication
  • Author: (Todd Edwards)
  • Published: 8/10/2010 12:25:25 PM