Specializing in Fine Antique Golf Clubs and Historic Memorabilia

Lot # 28: 1891 TrueFlight Solid Gutty Ball by Slazenger

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/8/2020 12:00 PM to
7/25/2020 8:00 PM



Initially produced by Slazenger in 1891, the Trueflight gutta percha golf ball was advertised in the 1 April 1892 issue of Golf as "a hard well moulded and finely nicked ball capable of withstanding much hard usage and painted with so much care as to secure immunity from chipping." That would seem to be the case as, 128 years after that ad was run, this Trueflight remains in pristine original condition, with over 99% of its original paint.  Of course, this ball appears to have never been hit.

 

Tip:  When you zoom in on an image of a nice, even unused golf ball on this site, all kinds of paint chips and cracks can appear and it looks like the ball has been through a war zone. This is because the ball is being magnified exponentially beyond its original size.   When viewing the ball in your hand, however, those same chips and cracks appear quite insignificant, which they are, and are usually not even noticeable. The best indicator of what a ball will look like in real life is when you size the ball on your screen to the same size as an actual golf ball - usually 1.68 inches in diameter.

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