Lot # 58: 1900 Cope's Golfers John Ball [PSA 8]

Category: PSA Graded

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 37 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2024 Masters Week Auction",
which ran from 4/3/2024 8:00 PM to
4/13/2024 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 iconic Honus Wagner card. But only the most advanced collectors realize 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 1,963 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 52 and 54 copies graded, respectively, but are currently worth a tiny fraction of its baseball counterpart. The John Ball card offered in this lot has only 45 examples ever graded.

Offered here is the 1900 Cope Bros. & Co. Cope's Golfers tobacco card of late 19th and early 20th century legendary golfer John Ball. This Rookie Card of John Ball has an impossibly high grade of PSA 8. This PSA 8 John Ball is a PSA Pop 4 with only a single card ever graded higher (PSA 8.5).