Lot # 30: Alister MacKenzie at Cypress Point PSA Type 1 Photograph

Category: Photographs

Starting Bid: $200.00

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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.

1930s PSA Type 1 Photograph of Alister MacKenzie playing Cypress Point

Offered here is a rare original Type 1 photograph of legendary architect Alister MacKenzie playing his crowning achievement, Cypress Point Club. Cypress Point Club opened in 1928, and MacKenzie died in January 1934 (2 months before the inaugural Masters Tournament). The offered photo likely dates to the late 1920s or very early 1930s. This photograph was taken by celebrated Monterrey photographer J.P. Graham, and contains Graham's stamp on the reverse. 

This photo is of Cypress Point's 8th green. This image was used in the book Alister Mackenzie's Cypress Point Club by Geoff Shackelford on page 119. 8"x10".

**UPDATE** Alister MacKenzie expert and author Neil Crafter reached out to us to inform us that this photograph is from October 1928. Julian Graham was hired to take photographs of MacKenzie at the brand new course. This image was then published in the November 1928 issue of The Fairway magazine.