PSA Type 1 Photos
We're ready to shout it from the rooftops - certified Type 1 golf photographs are the most under appreciated (and undervalued) golf collectible. Type 1 photos are the rarest of the rare - the actual photographs printed from the original negative near the time the photograph was taken. In other sports, Type 1 photos have already exploded in value - with multiple baseball photographs already eclipsing $1 million each. Expect Type 1 golf photos to form into their own collecting category in the next year or two, with prices likely soaring as a result. We have spent the past several months curating the best Type 1 golf photographs that we could find, and are pleased to offer in this auction the greatest collection of them ever assembled.
1931 Bobby Jones Creating Augusta National Photo [PSA Type 1]
This is an original 1931 PSA Type 1 photograph of Bobby Jones and engineer Wendell Miller during the construction of Augusta National Golf Club. Most serious collectors will recognize this famous image, but to locate a Type 1 photograph of this image is nothing short of extraordinary. The back of this photo is dated January 5, 1931 - taken the same day as the other famous photo of Bobby Jones and Wendell Miller from that trip overseeing the construction of Augusta National. It contains an exceptional slug on the reverse detailing that trip. That companion photo sold for $24,723 in our November Auction. The photo itself measures 8" x 10". Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA, which has confirmed that this photo is a rare Type 1 - from the original negative at the time it was taken.