Dunlop Tire & Rubber Corp., Championship

Item Specifics:

Dunlop Tire & Rubber Corp., Championship
metal can from 1950s with 3 white Vinnie Richards tennis ball(s)
of Maxlife Felt construction.
Endorsed by, or as a tribute to Vinnie Richards.

This particular 'Type 5 - United States Domed Top Can' item is uncommon.
Photo(s) courtesy of Brad McCall

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Hybrid can – lid is Type 5, can is Type1. The differing type styles is likely due to a production change from one type to the other. Orange can with black and yellow. “Dunlop” in yellow text on black. “TENNIS BALLS” and “Developed By Vinnie Richards” in yellow text. Yellow rectangle with “New Maxlife Felt Cover”. “For All Surface Play”. “Approved by United States Lawn Tennis Association”. “Approved By Professional Lawn Tennis Association”. Yellow text at bottom “Tennis Balls Made In England For Dunlop Tire And Rubber Corporation – Buffalo, N.Y.”