Golf Memorabilia

Written by Sandy Mitchell
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Golf memorabilia is becoming increasingly popular. Players' autographs, framed and signed portraits, autographed pin flags, used and signed golf balls, and even signed putters are all collectible items in significant demand. Items affiliated with or signed by major players, past and present--such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus--command the highest prices.

Items used at a major tournament, such as the US Open, the British Open, the Ryder Cup, or the Masters are also exceptionally popular. Prices vary with an affiliated player's popularity, with whether an item is signed, with its age, and with its condition. For example, a golf ball or golf marker might cost less than ten dollars, while a signed portrait of a major player might cost upwards of several thousand dollars.

Older Golf Memorabilia

Another growing subsector of golf memorabilia is antique golf items. Golf was invented in Scotland in 1432 and has been popular in America for hundreds of years. Consequently, there is no shortage of golf items from past eras. Items such as 100-year-old golf clubs, books on golf from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and classic leather golf bags are all popular.

Antique golf items are offered by many online golf stores and are, increasingly, sold by individuals on online auction sites such as eBay. While some items are considerably harder to find than others, rarer items tend to be considerably more valuable, as well.

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