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    1970's Gerald Ford Worn Golf Shirt & Ball Lot of 2 with Letter. The only person to have ever served as both President and Vice President without having been elected by the Electoral College, Gerald Ford served as thirty-eighth President of the United States. He was appointed to the Vice Presidency following Spiro Agnew's resignation in 1973, and appointed to the Presidency in 1974 with the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

    Sports and politics are not strange bedfellows and Ford is regarded as the best athletes to serve as Commander in Chief. The original owner of this listing wrote to celebrities and other noteworthy people in search of worn golf shirts. This "Pickering size L" shirt was mailed along with a personal Wilson golf ball with presidential seal. Ford's facsimilie signature is on the ball. A typed letter, on Ford's personal stationery, is dated December 22, 1981 and reads: "President Ford is pleased to send you the enclosed shirt to add to your collection. He hopes you will enjoy it and was flattered that he will now be part of such an impressive display. I have returned your pictures, since you might have further use for them."

    The green quarter button-up shirt has "Mr. President Bogie Busters" and an image of a golf club embroidered on. We were able to find President Ford wearing golf attire with the same embroidery on Getty Images (1055765920 and 453600893). Letter of provenance from Gerald Ford's office. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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