2021 September Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 09/26/21
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Ben Crenshaw Signed 1999 Ryder Cup USA Team Member Jeff Rose Shirt with 'Captain'


Featured in this lot is the article of clothing that is simply referred to with great prestige as 'The Shirt' in the golfing community signed and inscribed by the US Captain and ultimately team apparel decision maker Ben Crenshaw in dominant black sharpie. It's what success looked like when in 1999 when the US Team captained by Ben Crenshaw came back from a 10-6 Saturday deficit. The burgundy shirts were designed by Jeff Rose & Co with Burlwood and silver framed winning US Ryder Cup teams from the past 60 years throughout the shirt front and back. Crafting this iconic piece of US Ryder Cup lore took numerous layers of print, as the entire shirt started the off-white cream color of the matting on each frame illustration. Production total for "The Shirt" that was never retailed is a scant 33, which were given to players and officials of the 1999 Ryder Cup. The number has gone down since, with team members including Tiger denouncing the design and sharing that they have gotten rid of the shirt since. The story of how this unique shirt came to be that of golf attire legend follows. 'Ben Crenshaw Captain' is singed on this extremely rare version with its original tags still attached. The story goes newly chosen United States Captain Ben Crenshaw placed an interesting call from his then friend, who four years later would have the duties of picking out the United States Ryder Cup attire. Crenshaw simply asked the now Jeff Rose & Co. representative if he could make a "Ryder Cup evolution to that shirt," as he was looking for more good luck. Many know the story of the heroic comeback in the 1999 Ryder Cup commonly referred to as the 'Battle of Brookline.' Down 10-6 heading into the last day Crenshaw, coincidentally wearing a plain striped shirt under a vest, said at the podium "I'm going to leave y'all with one thought, then I'm going to leave. I'm a big believer in fate. I have a good feeling about this." Sunday the full US Team broke out the Jeff Rose & Co. burgundy shirts with Burlwood and silver framed winning US Ryder Cup teams from the past 60 years throughout the shirt front and back. The following day on September 28, 1999 the Boston Globe did a story titled 'US Players Wore Look of Champion.' Due to the attention it received from the media, fans and players it was forever named in the golfing community 'The Shirt.' With neither the 1995 Masters or 1999 Ryder Cup shirts being well accepted by the masses, the designs never hit the racks of a pro shop or sold to the public as a business decision. That lengthy story adds to 'The Shirt' from the 1999 Ryder Cup lore. James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed this signature and their auction letter of authenticity comes with this lot.

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Minimum Bid: $700.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,557.75
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
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