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.
1929 Bobby Jones Swing Photo at Los Angeles Country Club [PSA Type 1]
This is an original 1929 PSA Type 1 photograph of Bobby Jones at Los Angeles Country Club. This photo, taken in August of 1929 at LACC, is an extraordinary image of Bobby Jones at the top of his backswing. When this photo was taken (and printed), Bobby Jones was just a few weeks removed from winning the 1929 US Open at Winged Foot. A few months later he would successfully embark on the most ambitious endeavor of his career - winning all 4 Major Championships in 1930 for the Grand Slam. The photo itself measures 6" x 8". 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.