Sporting goods ownership increased dramatically in the 1950s, thanks to an increase in disposable income and a tax-code change that classified basketballs as dependents. Take a rubber ball under your wing with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Sports Gear and Equipment
The inventory of new and used gear and equipment includes Wilson Sporting Goods Co. baseball mitts ($32.99), used golf-iron sets ($24.99+), Under Armour soccer cleats ($34.99), Mylec Sports, Inc. hockey goals ($28.99), and Koho composite hockey sticks ($39.99).
Play It Again Sports
Play It Again Sports overhauls lockers with high-quality gear and rescues gently used athletic equipment from untimely retirement. Products from brands such as Easton, Bauer, Demarini, Proform, and a variety of others make up an all-star lineup across each store's shelves, which are replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and football to snowboarding and lacrosse. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. To ensure its stock remains robust, Play It Again Sports encourages athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.