Lot # 75: 1925 US Amateur Contestant's Badge (Bobby Jones)

Category: Player Used

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2018 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/20/2018 5:00 PM to
12/8/2018 7:00 PM

Presented here is an actual contestant's badge from the 1925 US Amateur, which was held at famed Oakmont. As you already know, Bobby Jones won this tournament to secure his 3rd Major Championship victory. Memorabilia from Bobby Jones' major championship victories are very rare and routinely sell for thousands of dollars. Less than 200 of these contestant's badges existed in 1925; how many are still around? Surely only a handful.  We don't know which player that was, but we know it was issued to one of the men who fruitlessly attempted to stop Bobby Jones in winning yet his 3rd Major.