Lot # 56: Rare Complete Set of 1900 Cope's Golfers Cards w/ Old Tom, Young Tom Rookie Cards

Category: Golf Cards

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 28 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/3/2023 5:00 PM to
11/19/2023 8:00 PM

The 1900 Cope's Golfers set is the preeminent early golf card set. The rare tobacco card set is often compared to baseball card collecting's T206 set from 1909-1911, which famously features the legendary Honus Wagner card. But only the most advanced collectors appreciate that the 1900 Cope's Golfers set is exceedingly more rare than the T206 set. In total, PSA has graded over 250,000 T206 cards, but only 1,891 total cards in the 1900 Cope's Golfers set. The mysteriously short printed Honus Wagner baseball card has 36 examples graded by PSA, each of which is worth over $1 million. The most sought after Cope's Golfers cards are those of Young & Old Tom Morris, which have seen a similar 51 and 53 copies graded, respectively, but are currently worth a tiny fraction of its baseball counterpart. 

Offered here is a rare complete set of all 50 cards from the 1900 Cope's Golfers set. This set includes Rookie Cards of some of the greatest golfers of the game's early years, including Old Tom Morris, Young Tom Morris, Allan Robertson, J.H. Taylor, John Ball, Sandy Herd, Harold Hilton, Horace Hutchinson, Freddie Tait, and John Laidlay. 

Condition: Mixed condition in this 123 year old complete set between Poor to Fair condition.