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Royal Tournament jeweled (2000)
Exhibit #1978
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionThree piece wood
ResponseNone
ConditionMint in Package
Date2000
OwnerRick Brough
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This is the Royal Tournament jeweled chevron golden anniversary edition. After a 35+ year absence from the yo-yo scene, Royal returned to business on Saturday, April 15, 2000 and this yo was their initial release. The first 50 were set aside for Tom Radovan's family; the first 100 sold thereafter were autographed by Tom Radovan, son of Joe Radovan, founder of Royal Tops in the mid 1930s.

This yo-yo came in red, blue, green, or black. Stamped logo includes the 5-point crown that Royals are famous for having. At each of the 3 points on the chevron, there is embedded a 4.55 mm clear jewel, imported from Austria. Gold leaf stamped, hardwood, tournament shaped. Individually numbered on reverse side. Came with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and was presented in a sturdy, clear, plexi-glass display box (originally made to house baseballs).

Read more about the history of Royal Tops! In the left menu, click Profiles & History > Company Profiles > Royal.

Original retail price: $26 US.
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