Lot # 25: Bobby Jones 1919 US Amateur Photograph by George Pietzcker [PSA Type 1]

Category: PSA Graded

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 28 (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

When we received this photograph of a young Bobby Jones back from PSA, it came with a handwritten note from PSA's Henry Yee that said "this is one of the most incredible golf photographs we have ever authenticated." Since Yee is the world's foremost sports photograph expert (he's the one who developed the Type 1 through 4 system of grading photographs), we cannot think of a greater compliment.

Offered here is an historic original photograph of 17 year old Bobby Jones at the 1919 US Amateur at Oakmont. The teenage Bobby Jones shocked the golf world at Oakmont - reaching the US Amateur finals while still in high school. This photograph was taken by George Pietzcker, who is widely regarded as the great golf photographer in history. Until we found this photograph, we did not realize that Pietzcker photographed Bobby Jones in 1919, which is a few years before the next known photograph of Jones by Pietzcker. 

4 7/8" x 8". PSA Type 1. Also included is a Letter of Authenticity from PSA.