Anyone starting a golf ball collection needs two golf balls from the outset: a feathery, and a Haskell. There are a few other "cornerstone" balls, but if you had to start with two, those are the must-haves.
Simply put, the Haskell revolutionized the game. Golf clubs are often what get all of the attention and fanfare, but the golf ball is what drove the game throughout history. One of golf's greatest advancements is with this ball - the Haskell bramble.
The Haskell may look like other golf balls of its day, but what's inside altered golf forever. In 1898, a casual golfer named Coburn Haskell suggested to a golfing buddy who worked at B.F. Goodrich Company in Cleveland, Ohio that he ought to make a golf ball from the rubber material he noticed at B.F. Goodrich. What resulted was a rubber wound golf ball that changed history.
This is a very high grade Haskell. Lower grade examples are plentiful, though can still sell for hundreds of dollars. But any serious collection deserves the best of the best, and the offered example is exceptional. This original unused Haskell bramble golf ball retains 99% of its original paint.