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    1927 Churchman-Small "Famous Golfers" Complete Set (50) - #4 "All-Time Finest" on the PSA Set Registry. This set ranks #4 on the "All-Time Finest" list on the PSA Set Registry with an 8.15 GPA.

    Golf is a game to some, an obsession to most. It is a sport where a small ball is hit hundreds of yards into a slightly larger hole in the ground in as few attempts as possible. It is a rare sport where the lowest score wins. Like baseball in the 1920's, golf was in a golden age. The game evolved into a sport enjoyed by the masses where prior only the rich would partake. As did baseball, golf had a "Ruth and Gehrig" duo all its own. Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen will always be considered among the greatest ever. From 1923 to 1930 Bobby Jones won 13 out of 20 major championship titles. Hagen won eleven major titles between 1914 and 1927.

    Offered is a high-grade 50-card complete set of Churchman's "Famous Golfers" from 1927. Such legendary greats of the links are found within including James Barnes, James Braid, Harry Vardon, Old Tom Morris, Walter Hagen (twice) and of course Bobby Jones. Like Hagen, Jones is featured on two different cards! This is the small card size variety and is among the most collected vintage golf card promotions ever. All seven PSA 9s and one NM-MT card equal the highest grade known with none rated higher. Nine other NM-MT cards have just one superior. Includes: PSA Mint 9: 7 cards, #'s 9 Duncan, 14 Hagen, 18 Herd, 19 Herd, 21 Hilton, 34 Ray, 39 Sweetser; PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 8 cards, #'s 6 Braid, 7 Braid, 17 Havers, 33 Morris, 40 Tait, 41 Taylor, 43 Tolley, 48 Wethered; PSA NM-MT 8: 34 cards, #'s 2 Ball, 3 Barnes, 4 Boomer, 5 Boomer, 8 Compston, 10 Duncan, 11 Gadd, 12 Gadd, 13 Hagen, 15 Harris, 16 Havers, 20 Herd, 22 Holderness, 23 Holland, 24 Hunter, 25 Hutchison, 26 Jolly, 27 Jones, 28 Jones, 29 Leach, 30 Massy, 31 Mitchell, 32 Mitchell, 35 Ray, 36 Robson, 37 Savers, 38 Simpson, 42 Taylor, 44 Vardon, 45 Grip/Vardon, 46 Vardon, 47 Vardon, 49 Wethered, 50 Whitcomb; PSA NM 7: 1 card, #1 Ball. The SMR value is over $12,000.00. The set is housed in a customized two-volume slip-case binders.


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    November, 2017
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