June 2019 Summer Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/30/2019
Although Jack Nicklaus turned pro at the age of 21 in 1961, he did not make an appearance on cardboard until his 1971 Barratt & Company Ltd. Famous Sportmen card was issued a decade later. By that time, Nicklaus had overtaken the legendary Arnold Palmer as the world's foremost golfer, and had won nine of his eventual record 18 PGA major championships, a record that stands to this day. The Golden Bear's name pops up in the news, of course, anytime Tiger wins a major. Catching Jack, however, will be a tall order for the 43-year-old Woods, who currently sits at 14 wins.

In any case, the offered 1971 Barratt & Company card is the very best of early Nicklaus offerings, and this example has been graded Mint 9 by PSA, with none ranking higher. Exhibiting attributes of a Gem Mint copy, this rookie of the living legend may very well be the finest specimen in existence. This is one of those rookie cards that for years has flown under-the-radar. We believe those days are coming to an end. Needless to say, we here at Small Traditions are bullish on buying this Bear!

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,082
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
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