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Bobby Jones Rare Golf Related Autograph Note Signed

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Registered: 2010-05-28 10:50
Owner: stephen koschal
Item Type: Golf > Letter
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Status: For Sale
Sale Price: $5,400.00
 Tag/Signer Name Tag Type Received AuthenticityDate
3817

Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. (1902~1971)


[Golf>Player]
IS
Inscribed & Signed
PU
Purchase
3
Authentic (Probably)
1950
JONES, Robert T. 'Bobby' (1902-1971). Legendary American Golfer, winner of five US Opens and three British Opens, along with Alister McKenzie designed the Augusta National golf course and started The Masters golf tournament held at Augusta each year. Rare Autographed Note Signed, at the bottom portion of a fan's letter requesting a signed golf ball, no place or date, but circa early to mid-1950s. Reads: "I haven't been able to play golf for 5 years therefore have no golf balls. Hope enclosed will do Bob Jones". Handwritten letters from Jones's early years are few and far between. Letters from later in his life, after he was struck with illness, are virtually non-existent. In 1948, Jones would come face to face with the greatest challenge of his life. Suffering from severe back and neck pain, tests showed he had bone growths on three cervical vertebrae. Eventually, he was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a rare and degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Paralysis first required Jones to use a cane, then leg braces, and finally a wheelchair. Accompanied with an 8 in. by 10 in. black and white photograph of Jones golfing. Letter shows normal age toning and cross-folds. Overall, very unique in this form. $5,400.00
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