Lot # 40: 1924-1925 Bobby Jones Photo w/ US Amateur Trophy by George Pietzcker [PSA Type 1]

Category: PSA Graded

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Modern Collector Auction",
which ran from 1/16/2023 5:00 PM to
1/28/2023 11:00 PM



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.

1924-1925 Bobby Jones Photo w/ US Amateur Trophy by George Pietzcker [PSA Type 1]

This is a 1920s PSA Type 1 photograph of Bobby Jones posing with the original US Amateur (Havemeyer) trophy. This photo dates to one of Bobby Jones' first two US Amateur victories, and was taken by the greatest golf photographer of them all - George Pietzcker. We know for certain that this photo was taken after either Bobby Jones' 1924 US Amateur win at Merion, or his 1925 victory at Oakmont. The original US Amateur trophy pictured in this photo was destroyed in the November 1925 fire that destroyed the clubhouse at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. This is an incredibly high quality image of a jubilant young Bobby Jones at the top of his game. 8"x 9.5"