Lot # 17: 1981 Jack Nicklaus Donruss Rookie Card [BGS 10 Pristine - Pop 2]

Category: Golf Cards

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 38 (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

Offered here is one of the most legendary golf cards in the entire hobby - the elusive Pop 2 BGS 10 Pristine 1981 Donruss #13 Jack Nicklaus rookie card.

The iconic Jack Nicklaus 1981 Donruss Rookie Card has been graded a whopping 5,488 times between BGS and PSA. As advanced card collectors are well aware, of those 5,488 cards, only 2 have received the highest grade - BGS 10 Pristine. 

Needless to say, if a Pop 2 rookie card card existed of the greatest baseball, basketball, or football player of all-time, that card would easily sell for millions of dollars. Golf card collecting certainly has its fans, but its collecting community is tiny compared to other golf collecting areas. Should golf card collecting increase in popularity in the coming years, this card may be primed to increase dramatically in value. 

It has been 43 years since the 1981 Donruss Golf set was released, and 5,488 of these Jack Nicklaus #13 Rookie Cards have been graded by PSA and BGS. It is hard to imagine another BGS 10 Pristine example ever surfacing.