Golf Cards and Memorabilia
Lot 116. 14 1920s-30s Golf Cards – Schute, Wethered, Barton, Little, “The Nose Game,” Etc. Densmore (Denny) Schute won the British Open in 1933, the second U.S. golfer to do so, and captured consecutive PGA titles in 1936-37, the last do to so until Tiger Woods matched the feat in 1999-2000. He is in the PGA and World Golf Halls of Fame. Joyce Wethered is generally regarded as the greatest British woman golfer. Pamela Barton won British (twice), International and U.S. Women’s championships by the age of 22. She was only 26 when she was killed in an air crash in 1943 while serving in the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. Successful on the amateur circuit, Little won the U.S. Open in 1940. These cards are from eight different sets: 1925 Boguslavsky “Sports Records, 2nd Series,” #36 (shows Doris Chambers) ex+. 1927 Carreras “The Nose Game,” large-size edition, #A8 vg and D10 nm. Nose Game cards are especially scarce. 1928 Lambert & Butler “The World of Sport” (real photos) #5 Abe Mitchell ex, 39 Roger Wethered ex. 1934 Gallaher “Champions” (no caption on front), #1 Michael Scott ex-m, 30 Schute ex+. 1935 Gallaher “Champions” (2nd series), #47 Tolley ex+. 1935Ardath “Cricket, Tennis & Golf Celebrities” (Grey), #13 Barton vg, 48 Wethered g-vg. 1935 Phillips “In the Public Eye” #3 Henry Cotton vg. 1935 Pattreiouex “Sporting Events and Stars” #21 Lawson Little (2, real photos) both vg-ex. 1939 Hill “Celebrities of Sports,” H. Cotton nm. |
Winning Bid $30.
Lot 117. Scarce 1993 Dormy Collection “Golf – The Modern Era” Set of 25. This issue reportedly was limited to only 500 sets. The cards show players who won two or more major titles from 1958-93. Subjects include Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Payne Stewart and 16 more. Mint. |
Winning Bid $25.
Lot 118. 3 Wilson Advisory Staff Golf Photos, Candid Shots of Palmer, Chapman. Pictured in the 8” x 10” Wilson photos are Patty Berg, Betty Hicks and Betty MacKinnon, ex-m. Arnold Palmer leans on a golf club in an 8” x 8” image, ex-m. Dick Chapman, an outstanding U.S. amateur golfer, is shown at the 1951 British Amateur in a 4” x 6” photo, probably from Acme, vg+ to ex. Chapman won the event. |
Winning Bid $20.
Lot 126. 1925 Alexander Boguslavsky “Sports Records” Series of 25 Cards. These cards, which have color fronts and descriptive backs, provide information on record-setting performances in golf, auto racing, rowing, horse racing, flying, swimming, track & field and other sports. Boguslavsky also issued a second series. Ex-m to nm. |
Winning Bid $35.