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Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126


What has been a long quest can come to an end with this lot for one lucky bidder. The search for the very elusive autograph of the 1948 Masters Champion, Claude Harmon. In the days when it was hard for a professional golfer to feed his family, Harmon paid the bills as one of the top teaching club pros anywhere and held two of the most prestigious Country Club Professional slots in the United States at Winged Foot outside New York City and ultra exclusive Seminole in Florida. His carrier defining moment occurred when he headed out of the South from the Winter season of 1948, Harmon (the ever precise iron player) stopped off at Augusta on his way North and won the Masters. The glory of the victory did not change him or tempt him to leave his two lucrative country club positions. The combination of two contributing factors have led to a very difficult autograph first Harmon spending little time on the regular PGA tour and secondly his early passing before Masters champion autographs became in vogue. This has led to a Masters champs signature which many veteran collectors have never even seen.

The Claude Harmon fine-tip blue sharpie signature on this Thunderbird Golf Club letter of to PGA Executive Tom Crane upon his retirement wows at 9-10 strength. It is perhaps the strongest exemplar of Harmon's penmanship we have seen. James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed this signature and their letter of authenticity comes with this lot.

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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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

Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126
Claude Harmon Signed Letter to PGA Ex. Dir. Tom Crane on Pers. Letterhead - 1/28/1965 JSA Full #YY12126
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