Lot # 12: 1935 Masters Tournament Program

Category: Masters Tournament

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 35 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2022 Auction",
which ran from 3/23/2022 3:30 PM to
4/9/2022 9:00 PM

Prior to the 1990s, programs were produced for only the 1934 and 1935 Masters (then called the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). These rare programs from those first two tournaments have gained a sort of legendary status among collectors, and are among the rarest of all Masters Memorabilia. Interestingly, the 1935 Masters Tournament Program is even more scarce than the program from the inaugural Masters. 

The 1935 Masters is quite possibly the most important Masters Tournament in history. Then considered simply a nice, small invitational tournament, Gene Sarazen famously put the tournament on the map with his double eagle on the 15th hole on Sunday that catapulted him to victory. Only a handful of items from the 1935 Masters Tournament are known to exist. With the exception of Sarazen's 4-wood and ball from his "shot heard 'round the world" that are currently in the possession of Augusta National Golf Club, this is the single most important piece of memorabilia from the 1935 Masters.

Fantastic shape on this famously condition sensitive program. Some creasing to the top and bottom right corners.  Other small creases and scratches throughout. Due to the age of the staples, the cover has separated from the rest of the program. This should be a relatively easy/minor repair for any book specialist.