Lot # 81: Scarce 1924 US Amateur Ticket at Merion (Jones' 1st US Amateur)

Category: Tickets and Badges

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring 2019 Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2019 6:30 PM to
4/13/2019 7:00 PM

The 1924 Amateur at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia was nothing short of historic in every sense. That week Bobby Jones would win his first of five U.S. Amateur titles, in grand fashion no less, tallying a 9 & 8 victory over Runner Up George Von Elm. It was the title that Jones craved the most, and he finally held the trophy in 1924. 

The term “rare” is probably used more liberally these days than in the past, but if ever there was occasion to describe something using that term, this may be the time. Presented here is the only known ticket to exist from Bobby Jones' first US Amateur Victory in 1924. There is a crease in the center, but it is barely noticeable. From a golf ticket or Bobby Jones memorabilia collector’s standpoint, this is surely hard to beat!