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Bobby Jones Vintage Signed and Inscribed Photo
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,560
Vintage signed photo of legendary golfer Bobby Jones, beautifully inscribed in blue fountain pen, "For Bernard Baker/With best wishes/Robert Jones Jr." Both the inscription and signature grade "9/10." We have seen other examples of this particular photo signed by Jones, which was obviously one of his favorites when fulfilling special autograph requests. The fact that it was signed by Jones prior to the onset of his tragic, debilitating illness, makes it especially desirable. (In 1948 Jones was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a rare degenerative disease of the central nervous system, similar to ALS, that confined him to a wheelchair for most of his later years.) Considered by most to be the greatest golfer ever, Jones was a founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and a designer, with Alister MacKenzie, of the course. Among his many feats, Jones accomplished what many felt impossible, winning all four majors in the same year, 1930 (the U.S. and British Opens and their respective Amateur Championship events), only to retire immediately afterwards.The photo (8 x 10 inches) displays a tiny crease along the top border and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,560
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