Mark Forums Read. Original Balabushka. Status: Offline. Original Balabushka - , AM. Hi all, My uncle in texas passed down to me an original George Balabushka cue stick. From what i know, this is not on of the reproduction models.
Most Expensive Pool Cue - Luther Lassiter's Stick Weighs In
His full name or last name standing alone is often used to refer to a cue stick made by him. He was an avid pool player and purchased a pool room with a business partner in and thereafter started making cues as gifts for friends which quickly blossomed into a business when others wanted to purchase them. Balabushka turned out approximately 1, handcrafted cues during his year cue-making career, spanning from to his death in His cues are highly valued collectors items, made more so after being prominently featured in Martin Scorsese's film, The Color of Money. Balabushka cues are generally separated into three distinct classes and time periods related to what blanks Balabushka was using in cue construction: The Titlist blank era — , the Burton Spain blank era — and the Gus Szamboti blank era —
A Luther Lassiter owned, George Balabushka crafted pool cue, joins the ranks of fabulous pool cues hitting auctions this year. This one is close to the coveted title of the most expensive pool cue ever. Why so much money? First, Lassiter is arguably the greatest 9-Ball player of all time.