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1914 Marsuma "Famous Golfers and Their Strokes" Complete Set (50): #1 PSA Set Registry!

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $8,887.50

Presented is one of the finest complete sets of 1914 Marsuma "Famous Golfers and Their Strokes" cards ever assembled. This is currently the finest set on the PSA Set Registry and third overall all-time. The GPA of 6.69 is extraordinary for this condition-sensitive set. Because of the gold border design (similar to the T205 Gold Border baseball cards) the set is considered by many serious golf-card collectors to be the most difficult set to complete in high grade. This is a gorgeous set, rarely offered in complete-set form in such high grade. The 1914 Marsuma "Famous Golfers and Their Strokes" set is often overlooked by collectors simply because it does not include Bobby Jones or Walter Hagen. However, it does feature multiple cards of many legendary pioneers of the game, such as Harry Vardon, James Braid, J. H. Taylor, H. H. Hilton, and two rookie cards of Hall of Famer Walter Travis. Only eleven different golfers comprise the fifty-card set. The set consists of eight NM-MT 8s, one NM+ 7.5, twenty-three NM 7s, one EX-MT+ 6.5, thirteen EX-MT 6s, and four EX 5s. This is a very scarce set in extremely high grade, which has often been overlooked by collectors. The PSA grades are as follows: Eight NM-MT 8: #4 Braid, 8 Braid, 9 Braid, 16, 24 Hilton, 39 Hilton, 44 Taylor, and 46 Braid. One NM+ 7.5: #38 Travis RC. Twenty-three NM 7: #5 Braid, 6 Braid, 7 Braid, 10 Braid, 12 Braid, 14, 15, 17 Taylor, 20 Ball, 22, 23 Hilton, 25 Taylor, 26 Taylor, 29 Taylor, 32 Braid, 36 Vardon, 40 Taylor, 41 Taylor, 45 Taylor, 47 Braid, 48, 49 Travis RC, and 50 Hilton (last card in the set). One EX-MT+ 6.5: #21. Thirteen EX-MT 6: #3 Vardon, 13, 18 Taylor, 19 Ball, 28 Taylor, 30 Taylor, 31 Braid, 33 Braid, 34 Vardon, 35 Vardon, 37, 42 Taylor, and 43 Taylor. Four EX 5: #1 Vardon, 2 Vardon, 11 Braid, and 27 Taylor. Fourteen of these cards are the highest-ever PSA-graded examples. Twelve additional cards have only one example graded higher. This is a remarkable set. Very few complete sets have been assembled in any condition, but the assembly of a set of this caliber is particularly extraordinary. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.
SOLD FOR $8,887.50

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