Lot # 25: Arnold Palmer Signed 1962 Masters Badge [PSA 8, Total Pop 1]

Category: Tickets and Badges

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 41 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2023 Masters Week Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2023 7:00 PM to
4/8/2023 8:00 PM

This is a badge that we had been trying to find, but had extreme difficulty in locating - an Arnold Palmer autographed badge from the 1962 Masters Tournament. This was only the 2nd year that badges were ever produced for the Masters Tournament. For many years, collectors intentionally avoided getting rare badges like this autographed by the Champion - believing it would actually devalue the badge. And then when ticket collecting took off over the past couple years, Arnold Palmer was already gone and unable to make up for the extreme dearth of signed Arnold Palmer badges in the collecting hobby. 

This 1962 Masters Badge has been authenticated and slabbed by PSA, which graded the badge itself a PSA 8 Near Mint. This is the only '62 badge autographed by Arnold Palmer in the entire PSA Pop report. It should also be noted that the PSA 8 grade on the badge itself would make it the highest graded unsigned badge in the PSA Pop report, along with only 2 others, as there are no PSA 9s or 10s.