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1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen


No introduction is needed for this flag widely regarded as the most coveted ever distributed to golf tournament patrons, but we will provide you with it anyway. In 1997, the Augusta National featured a new pin flag in their vast souvenir shop at the Masters. This for the first time was a heavier yellow nylon material, measuring 17 3/4 X 12 3/4 with grommets. It also featured a completely embroidered center logo of the United States. This new flag was more receptive to a good looking signature for autograph fans using "sharpie pens". An instant hit with Masters patrons, this flag sold out early in the week of the Masters and this version has never been sold again through the Augusta National. Introduced in 1997 at the Masters in his first appearance as a professional golfer at the tournament, he had appeared previously as an amateur, was Tiger Woods. As the flag took souvenir hunters by storm that week, Tiger took the world of golf that week by storm winning the Masters by 12 strokes for his first Major victory. His(-18)score set the tournament record for low four day score. In the aftermath, we all know that Tiger has gone on to three more Masters titles and acclaim as the "Most Marketable Athlete in the World". Meanwhile the Masters pin flag have become the item of choice for golf autograph collectors today. The collision of these two great marketable items Tiger to the golf world, and a one-year styled pin flag from that memorable 1997 Masters have led to a huge secondary market for the limited number of 1997 Masters flags available. Verified prices for the 1997 Masters flags include Ebay realized prices of $5,300 and $5,800 (unsigned) and $6,800 at the National Sports Collectors show in Chicago for a flag autographed by Tiger with Upper Deck authentication. Over the last 25 years this exemplar of the ever-so-popular center embroidered flag has exhibited slight blemishes only noted for accuracy purposes. These discoloring spots are above the flag that exhibits lightened threading colors, to the right of the center grommet, red mark below the top grommet, on the right edge and near the bottom grommet on the backside.

The Golf Auction is proud to present this, our first auction of 2023. This eclectic group of memorabilia represents all areas of the golf collecting world, so please utilize the categories column to help navigate you towards your preferred collectibles. Bids must be placed before 10pm ET, Sunday, February 5th in order to participate in extended bidding

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Place your bids NOW as this auction will close beginning at 10:00pm EDT Sunday, February 5th. When placing your INITIAL bid in the auction, you must agree to the terms BEFORE confirming your bid. Each lot will have its own 30 minute countdown clock during extended bidding. The clock will extend 30-minutes from the time of the most recently placed bid for that lot. If no bids are placed on that lot during a 30-minute period, the lot will close. Place your bids now!

1. Place your initial bids BEFORE 10pm ET to bid on the item in extended bidding
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3. Lots with only ONE or NO BIDS will close at 10pm ET

Extended bidding starts at 10pm ET, and each lot will begin closing with its own 30-minute countdown timer. Lots without a bid during extended bidding will close at 10:30pm ET. We recommend you place your maximum bid(s) prior to that time. Thank you


Please Note: A 19.5% Buyer's Premium will be applied to each item won in auction. If you pay in full with cash, check, or money order the buyer’s premium is discounted by 2.5% to 17%. All sales are final

1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen
1997 Masters Tournament Center Embroidered Flag - Seldom Seen
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