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National Pro Tournament, ver. 2
Exhibit #2760
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishPainted
PackagingNone
ConstructionOne piece wood
ResponseNone
GapFixed
Condition9
Date1970
OwnerRick Brough
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National Yo-Yo made two Pro Tournament models in the 60s through to about 1978. Both were made out of wood and had the exact same body shape. They were made by Elverson of Sweden. What differed between the two versions were slightly different gold leaf stamps.

Version 1 says, from top to bottom:

"Original"
"Pro"
(registered trademark symbol)
"Yo-Yo"
"Top"
"Tournament"
"Genuine"

Version 2 (this exhibit) says, from top to bottom:
"Original Genuine"
"Pro"
(registered trademark symbol)
"Yo-Yo"
"Top"
"Tournament"
"Spinner"

It's not clear which version came first. However, a product sheet from about 1968 shows a picture of version 1. National yo-yos were almost always sold loose out of a yo-yo display carton.
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