Lot # 57: Agrippa 27 1/2 Gutty Ball, First Bramble

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Desert Mountain Collection",
which ran from 8/30/2022 6:00 AM to
9/17/2022 8:00 PM

According to Kevin McGimpsy in his book The Story of the Golf Ball (p.185)  “In 1894, Robert Forgan introduced a new ball called the Agrippa which had a revolutionary cover resembling a blackberry.  Forgan called it the BRAMBLE pattern.” 

The circular bramble pattern on this Agrippa 27 1/2 is not the six pole variety which came later. It's also a bit different the many Agrippas in that the letters and numbers all face the center of the pole. Most Agrippas the number faces away from the pole while the name faces the pole, so everything can be read without having to rotate the ball. 

Another beautiful, historic ball!

This ball is top row center in the group shot in the accompanying images.

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