BYRON NELSON - COLLECTION WITH GENE SARAZEN, ART WALL JR., DOUG FORD, SAM "SLAMMING SAMMY" SNEAD, BOB GOALBY - HFSID 90970
Sale Price $935.00
GOLFERS SALUTE BOBBY JONES: DOUG FORD, BOB GOALBY,
BYRON NELSON, GENE SARAZEN, SAM SNEAD and ART WALL
Signatures of 6 golfers on four First Day Covers in a series honoring Bobby Jones. (Nelson, Snead and Sarazen have signed the same cover.) Framed in the Gallery of History style with an unsigned photo of Jones and explanatory plaques to an overall size of 35x24.
Comprises: (1) DOUG FORD(1922-2018). First Day Cover signed: "Doug Ford", 6¼x3½. FDC honoring Bobby Jones, 18-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Pinehurst, NC, September 22, 1981, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Fine condition. (2) BOB GOALBY. First Day Cover signed: "Bob Goalby", 6¼x3½. FDC honoring Bobby Jones, 18-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Pinehurst, NC, September 22, 1981, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Fine condition. (3) BYRON NELSON, SAM SNEAD, and GENE SARAZEN. First Day Cover honoring Bobby Jones (different cachet than other signers), signed: "Byron Nelson/Sam Snead/Gene Sarazen", 6¼x3½. FDC honoring Bobby Jones, 25-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Brookline, MA, June 13, 1988, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Fine condition. 4) ART WALL. First Day Cover signed: "Art Wall", 6¼x3½. FDC honoring Bobby Jones, 18-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Pinehurst, NC, September 22, 1981, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Fine condition. Framed with a photograph of and background plate on Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones (1902-1971), golf's first Grand Slam winner, as well as a plaque listing the career highlights of the signers. Gene Sarazen (1902-1999) won 39 PGA tournaments, including seven of the "Major" events. Sam Snead (1912-2002) won 87 PGA tournaments (the most by anyone), including 7 Majors. Byron Nelson (1912-2006) won 52 PGA tournaments and 5 Majors. Art Wall, Jr. (1923-2005) won 14 PGA events, including the Masters in 1959. Doug Ford (b. 1922) won 19 PGA tourneys, including 2 Majors, and is the oldest surviving Masters winner. Bob Goalby (b. 1929) won 11 PGA competitions, including the Masters in 1968. Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones (1902-1971), who competed only as an amateur and retired early with 13 big wins, is the only signer who never won the Masters, golf's most prestigious event. He created the tournament and designed the course. Four items. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 35x24.
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