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    The Finest Bobby Jones Signed Photograph on Earth. If our lot title is inaccurate, we'd certainly like to see the proof to the contrary. While this photo was on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Anaheim, it brought no shortage of oohs and aahs, and this came as little surprise. The tremendous appeal and desirability of the photo is undeniable. First, it pictures the golf legend at the majestic pinnacle of his powers in 1930, the year he cemented his legacy as the world's finest linksman with a sweep of golf's "Grand Slam." He poses with the gleaming treasures of those wins, the victory cups of the British Amateur, the British Open, the U.S. Open and the American Amateur. At center is a fifth trophy, the Walker Cup, a biennial contest pitting the best American amateurs against those of the British Isles. The image is simply flawless and wonderfully large, measuring 10x13" in size. One must remember that photos of this size were quite expensive to create at this time in history, and it's certain that only a tiny handful of this photo would have been printed, and only for noteworthy recipients (this one was issued to celebrity attorney J.E. "Ike" Lambert, who counted Mary Pickford among his clients). The inscription itself is the other jewel in this crown, boldly inked in 9+/10 fountain pen, "To Major J.E. Lambert, Kind regards and best wishes, Robt. T. Jones, Jr." Not only is the signature quality essentially unimprovable, but the style dates it definitively to the time of the image. Serious golf collectors know that the majority of Jones autographs date from his post-playing days, and that those signed during the era of his dominance carry a significant premium in value and desirability. In every regard this piece establishes its brilliance, much the same way that Jones himself did the year 1930. This exceptional image is appropri LOA from James Spence Authentication.ately matted and framed to museum quality, and final dimensions of 21x23". LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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