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Lot # 16: 1923 Bobby Jones, "Wins His First Major Championship" Important Trophy Presentation Photo

Category: Golf

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 42 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 12/30/2023 10:00 AM to
1/13/2024 8:00 PM



In the long and storied history of golfer Bobby Jones, this is where the legend began. He was a talented young star with a bright future, but it was all just 'potential' until this moment when he won his first ever major championship, the 1923 U.S. Open at the Inwood Country Club. An extremely young Jones is seen at left, looking directly into the eyes of A.T. Steiner, President of the Inwood Club, with the iconic trophy sitting just within his arms reach on a small table in front of him. In our twenty year history of selling vintage sports photography, this is the one and only image of this event we have ever seen and it is being presented here for the first time ever, fresh out of the archives of Underwood and Underwood. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this photograph which might be among the top ten pieces of sports photography we have ever sold! There is some creasing and wear at the corners but otherwise it presents well with a clean and bold image.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 7/10

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