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Pric­ing Masters me­men­tos

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Masters me­men­tos any­body can buy.

Want to load up on Masters mer­chan­dise? It used to be you had to at­tend the tour­na­ment or ask a friend with tick­ets to shop for you. These days, you can find any num­ber of Masters items on­line – in­clud­ing some that were only for com­peti­tors and club mem­bers.

BALL MARKER $9

▶ Sim­ple. Eco­nom­i­cal. Hey, it’s bet­ter than a mouse pad (also $9).

COF­FEE MUG $40

▶ Say “Yes, Sir!” to the morn­ing.

GREEN CAP $50

▶ This is reg­u­la­tion cad­die gear, along with those fa­mous white jump­suits.

BERCKMANS RED CAP $80

▶ Berckmans Place is a VIP sec­tion, with its own VIP mer­chan­dise.

MASTERS PIN FLAG $120

▶ This gets far more valu­able when signed by win­ners (see top of next col­umn).

CUFF LINKS $130

▶ They change from year to year. Pic­tured here: 2015.

1934-STYLE HEADCOVER $130

▶ Why 1934? That was the year of the first tour­na­ment.

PER­FOR­MANCE GOLF SHIRT $220

▶ A Peter Mil­lar shirt avail­able only to mem­bers and Berckmans Place guests.

1996 MASTERS PLATE $500

▶ Mem­bers and play­ers used to get two plates a year as gifts.

1947 MASTERS SCRAP­BOOK $2 400

▶ A gift from the club to com­peti­tors.

MASTERS FLAG WITH 34 CHAM­PI­ONS’ SIG­NA­TURES $10 500

▶ Woods, Nick­laus, Palmer and Tom Wat­son in the cen­tre make it ex­tra valu­able.

HOR­TON SMITH SIGNED BALL $12 000

▶ Au­to­graphs were rare in the 1930s, and more so on golf balls.

1953 LOWAMATEUR TRO­PHY $16 000

▶ Frank Strana­han won it the same year he was low am at the Bri­tish Open.

1934 MASTERS BADGE, FI­NAL ROUND $32 000

▶ Pa­per badges (pre-1961) are the scarcest and most prized among col­lec­tors.

ARNOLD PALMER MASTERS TRO­PHY $444 000

▶ A pri­vate in­vestor sold it at auction in De­cem­ber 2016.

HOR­TON SMITH 1936 GREEN JACKET $682 000

▶ The prici­est piece of Masters mem­o­ra­bilia – so far – changed hands in 2013.

pric­ing info:

ebay.com pure­gol­fauc­tions.com mmogolf.com the­gol­fauc­tion.com green­jack­e­tauc­tions.com

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