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DescriptionEarly 1920's Bobby Jones Signed Oversized Photograph, PSA Mint 9. He was the greatest golfer of his age, and arguably the greatest sportsman of any. Though his unmatched 1930 Grand Slam and his Augusta National course have assured immortality for the name Bobby Jones, we must remember that just seven years separate his first Major Championship from his last, his professional career closed at age twenty-eight. While any Jones autograph carries tremendous collecting appeal, advanced hobbyists understand the enhanced appeal of signed material deriving from this narrow term of professional activity. Here we present one of the finest pieces we've ever encountered from that ultimate vintage.
The classic image of Jones' world-beating swing finds a youthful subject decked out in the height of Golden Age links fashion, with bow tie and saddle shoes. The viewer is instantly struck by the expanded dimensions of the shot, the viewable area measuring 10x14". Such oversized photographs were quite expensive to produce in the 1920's, and therefore particularly rare. Large photos are also much more susceptible to damage, but this specimen survives without a flaw to report (photo has not been examined out of frame).
The same glowing condition report can be applied to the black fountain pen signature, reading "To my dear friend Mr. Leonard Fackner with sincere regards, Robt. T. Jones Jr." PSA/DNA assigns a Mint 9 grade to the bold application.
The image has been professionally matted and framed to a museum quality 22x27". Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Mint 9. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Third party shipping required.
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