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.
Tiger Woods 1996 Open Championship Photograph [PSA Type I]
This is an original PSA Type 1 photograph of Tiger Woods during his last Major Championship as an amateur at the 1996 Open Championship at Royal Lytham. Tiger finished T22 and took Low Amateur honors. A month later Tiger Woods won his 3rd consecutive US Amateur, and immediately declared professional. PSA Type 1 photographs of Tiger Woods are far rarer than most collectors realize, as photographers began switching to digital cameras in the late 1990s - leaving only a small window during Tiger's amateur days and very early time as a professional for any Type 1 photographs to exist. The photo itself measures 8" x 10". Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA as Type 1 - from the original negative at the time the image was taken.