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08-10-2007, 11:04 AM
Posted By: <b>paulstratton</b><p>I've been collecting golf cards for about 10 years and I think I have owned(at one time or another) almost every card I have wanted with only two exceptions: the 1932 Abdulla Bobby Jones and the 1928(?or 27) Crescent Confectionary Bobby Jones. I have seen and bid on the Abdulla, just never wanted to pay up for it, but have never even seen a Crescent Confectionary Jones. Lew L. and I have spoken about this card and he has said he has seen a picture of the Crescent, but never owned one. This is my "Holy Grail", what is yours?

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08-10-2007, 05:46 PM
Posted By: <b>Golf collector</b><p>I have owned an Abdulla Jones, I will post a photo here later...needless to say a difficult card. I have owned 2 of them actually, but sold the other as part of the complete set some time ago.<br /><br />My best card is likely my 1900 Copes Old Tom Morris. Highest ever graded in PSA 7 condition. I have owned and sold a PSA 5 and a PSA 6 of the same card...I have NO IDEA what the 7 would bring...but it would be A LOT

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08-10-2007, 06:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>Right now - top on my list is 1900 Copes Old Tom<br />second would be 1900 Copes Young Tom.<br /><br /><br />I jumped into collecting golf cards this year.<br /><br />I have to say, out of my last dozen or so purchases... its probably been 90% golf and 10% baseball.<br /><br /><br /><br />Paul - I look forward to your posts and I look forward to watching this forum grow.<br /><br />

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08-10-2007, 06:21 PM
Posted By: <b>judson hamlin</b><p>First of all, I like the new forum. Nice break from the vintage bb cards stuff. Anyhow, does anyone know if there are cards of Walter Travis? What little digging that I've done has been inconclusive, at best. Thanks

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08-10-2007, 06:39 PM
Posted By: <b>paulstratton</b><p>Judson, <br /><br />There are two cards of him in the 1914 Marsuma Famous Golfers, #'s 38 and 49. You should be able to pick these up for approx. $100 each, depending on condition of course.<br /><br />Paul

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08-10-2007, 07:07 PM
Posted By: <b>judson hamlin</b><p>Wow- straight answer, no waiting, no personal attacks, is this Net54???<br /><br />Seriously, thanks for the info; I'll be on the look out for those cards.

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08-11-2007, 06:22 AM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>There always seems to be a lack of golf cards for anyone to buy, that is way it can be challenging - I know the cards are out there. The last two years I have been buying and selling and I always come across a few here and there. The challenge is what keeps me going with golf cards, and I love the history.<br /><br />Jimmy<br />

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08-11-2007, 06:45 AM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>I agree with Jimmy... vintage golf cards seem difficult to come by.<br /><br />Other than eBay, Lew, and greenjacketauctions.com -<br /><br />does anyone know good sources for vintage golf cards? dealers? shows?

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08-11-2007, 07:41 AM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>Thanks for your interest, yes I look on eBay all the time and attend shows. There just are not a lot of cards out there. I have more luck with antique dealers more than anyone else. I will continue to work at getting more on my website at www.jbsportsauctions.com - having a website and selling at shows and ebay is the only way I can pay for items I would like to have.<br /><br />I also collect old balls and clubs - there will be a few dealers including myself at the Boston show in November. There are a few good dealers from the South that sell on eBay that are pretty good.<br /><br />Take care<br /><br />Jimmy<br />

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08-11-2007, 07:54 AM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>Jimmy,<br /><br />If you come across or have a 'vardon flyer' for sale...<br />keep me in mind.<br /><br /><br />I would love to add it to my collection.<br /><br /><br />I have yet to jump into memorabilia. But, I wouldn't mind starting there.<br /><br /><br />I am going to bookmark your site. great stuff.<br /><br />Regards,<br />Joe<br />

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08-11-2007, 08:14 AM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>I always come across paper dealers and if I see something I will get it and let you know<br /><br />Jimmy

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08-12-2007, 09:33 AM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>I am a long time researcher, collector, and archivist of Jewish sports memorabilia, but am interested in collecting cards/memorabilia of Jewish golfers:<br /><br />Herman Barron (greatest Jewish golfer ever)<br />Arnold Blum<br />Sidney Brews<br />Lord Lionel Cohen<br />Andrea Cohn<br />Roger Ginsberg<br />Fred Gutman<br />Robert Jacobson<br />Philip King<br />Lewis Myers<br />Elaine Rosenthal<br />Jane Weiller-Selz<br />Charles Zittel<br /><br />There are plenty more old-timers<br /><br />Thanks.<br />Alan<br />

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08-12-2007, 11:00 AM
Posted By: <b>Dave Johnson</b><p>My current auctions...ending tomorrow..this is the last of the stuff for me.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZthickestofalltimeQQfrppZ50QQfsopZ1QQfsoo Z1QQrdZ0" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZthickestofalltimeQQfrppZ50QQfsopZ1QQfsoo Z1QQrdZ0</a><br /><br /><br />

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08-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>Jimmy,<br /><br />I am not following what you mean by 'paper dealer'.<br /><br /><br />Vardon Flyer - I mean the Spalding ball under that brand name (early 1900s).<br /><br /><br />I would love to jump into collecting memorabilia, and start it with that ball.<br /><br /><br />Regards,<br />Joe<br /><br /><br />edit to add this image (reprint poster ad for the ball):<br /><img src="http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/SAI/A201.jpg">

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08-14-2007, 02:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>paper dealers sell advertising pieces, postcards, books, trade cards and sometimes non-sports cards. There are just as many postcard shows as sports cards shows. I just came back from a trip and purchased some nice items<br /><br />Jimmy

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08-14-2007, 03:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Sean</b><p>One way to find some older tobacco/tea cards of golfers and/or soccer players is to go to www.ebay.co.uk and look under Collectables -&gt; Cigarette/ Tea/ Gum Cards.<br /><br />Sometimes these cards don't show up on eBay USA and can be found for good prices. I have found many soccer cards that are impossible to come by in the States but more often only show up on eBay UK.<br /><br />Sean BH