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Circa 1932 Bobby Jones Signed Photo with Unique Inscription in Framed Display

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,645.00

This impressive framed display pays homage to legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is comprised of a circa 1932 signed photograph matted together with two larger unsigned prints. The centerpiece of the display is a circa 1932 7 x 9.5-inch sepia-tone photo of Jones that has been uniquely inscribed in black fountain pen "From one Bob (Jones) to another Bob (Sweeny) - With all good wishes." Jones' inscription contrasts beautifully against the photo's light surface and grades "7/8" overall. The photo, picturing Jones in his classic follow-through swing, is in Excellent condition. Matted together with two larger (9.5 x 12 inches) non-vintage black-and-white photos of Jones posing on the golf course. Bobby Jones was one of the greatest golfers ever to set foot upon the links. In 1930 he accomplished one of the most amazing feats in sports history by winning all four golf "majors" in one season (the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, British Open and British Amateur). While his accomplishments, which include thirteen "major" championships over the course of seven years (1923-30), speak for themselves, his legendary status is due equally to the unusual circumstances of his career. Jones played golf more for the love of the sport rather than the accolades or money. In fact, he often only played a few months out of the year. Even more shocking was his decision to retire at the age of 28, while he was still at the peak of his career. Following his retirement he produced instructional videos and helped found both Augusta National and the prestigious Masters Tournament. In 1948 he was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a rare degenerative disease of the central nervous system that confined him to a wheelchair for most of his later years. He died in 1971 at the age of 69. Total Dimensions: 40 x 23 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,645.00

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