As the first rubber-core golf ball, the Haskell Bramble holds a landmark position in the history of the game. Sold by the B.F. Goodrich Company, the Haskell was the ball that rendered gutta percha golf balls obsolete.
“Haskell Bramble” on one pole and “Haskell Pat Apr 11, 1899, on the
other, this historic ball still looks good and the Haskell name is strong. The cover has been lightly recoated with paint, which golfers back in the day would sometimes do to freshen up a ball. Small cans of golf ball paint were sold by various turn-of-the-century golf retailers). There are a few strike marks on the cover, but nothing unsightly. All
in all, this highly collectible ball is well above average.