Lot # 18: 1961 Masters Badge [PSA 10] (Pop 1, 1st Masters Badge)

Category: PSA Graded

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 27 (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

We are huge believers in the future of PSA encapsulated golf memorabilia. The rest of the sports collecting world has long been appreciating PSA authenticated and "slabbed" items, but the golf world has lagged behind. We hope that this "Modern Collector" auction will help shine light on some items that we believe will play an important role in the next generation of golf collecting. 

Offered here is the crown jewel of Masters Badges - the only PSA 10 1961 Masters Badge in existence. The term "badge" has become synonymous with The Masters Tournament. Offered here is the first-ever Masters "Badge," which were first issued for the 1961 Masters Tournament. This inaugural Masters Badge was issued almost 63 years ago, but its perfect PSA 10 Gem Mint grade makes it stand alone in the Masters collecting hobby. 

This is the only 1961 Masters Badge that has ever been graded a Gem Mint 10 by PSA. Since this badge is 63 years old, it seems unlikely that another perfect example will be found.