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    Circa 1900 Old Tom Morris Signed Oversized Cabinet Photograph, PSA/DNA NM-MT 8. He struck the first shot in the inaugural British Open (then called The Open Championship), winning four of the seven to follow in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867. Remembered as the foremost pioneer of the early game, Old Tom was likewise one of its most diverse practitioners, serving as greenskeeper, clubmaker, ballmaker, instructor and course designer during his decades of service to the sport. His dedication to golf extended to the very last days of his life, as Morris perished from injuries sustained during a fall down a flight of stairs at the New Golf Club in St. Andrews just before his eighty-seventh birthday.

    Despite Morris' long life and decades of fame, autographed material is exceedingly scarce, with signed images all but non-existent. Here we present a very welcome exception to that rule, a masterful photographic portrait of the elderly links pioneer signed in the lower margin in 8/10 black fountain pen ink. The image itself measures 7x9" with the visible cabinet mount completing the dimensions of the rare and ancient relic at 8.5x12". Image presents nicely, while the piece displays a scattering of spotting throughout. Beautifully framed and matted at 19.5x23", it serves as a thrilling opportunity for the advanced golf collector. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT 8.


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