3 Golf Autographs – Arnold Palmer, Dick Chapman and Errie Ball.
Lot 609. 3 Golf Autographs – Arnold Palmer, Dick Chapman and Errie Ball. Palmer’s signature is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on an 8” x 10 offset print illustration. He was part of the inaugural class of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Chapman signed a 1952 letter in which he offers to send a collector one of his old putters; his signature is gem mint 10. “Time” magazine called him “the Ben Hogan of amateur golf.” He won the 1940 U.S. Amateur tournament and also recorded victories at the 1939 French Open Amateur, the 1949 Canadian Amateur, the 1951 British Amateur, the 1952 French Open Amateur and the 1960 Italian Open Amateur. He won numerous other amateur events, including the International Senior Amateur in 1967, played on winning Walker Cup teams in 1947, 1951 and 1953 and participated in 19 Masters Tournaments. He died in 1978. PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity F02788 accompanies Chapman’s autograph. Samuel Henry “Errie” Ball’s autograph, as “Errie Ball,” is mint 9 and personalized on a 1988 envelope that marks the 75th anniversary of Francis Ouimet’s victory in the 1913 U.S. Open Championship. Ball was the last surviving participant in the first Masters Tournament – known as the Augusta National Tournament when it began in 1934. He tied for 38th. Ball became a club pro and won various local PGA tournaments. In 2011, he was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame. He died at the age of 103 in 2014. Winning Bid $50.