Imagine if they only let a few thousand people into the Super Bowl every year. How valuable would a ticket from the game be? How about a ticket from one of the first ten games? Such is the scarcity of the Masters badge. Golf fans or even general sports collectors who like rare items have been collecting Masters badges—the Augusta National Golf Club’s version of the admission ticket—for decades. Many are valuable.
The latest edition of golf’s most prestigious event tees off today with fans wondering whether Tiger Woods might have another championship in his suddenly rekindled tournament bag.
It’s also the time of year when golf collectors start looking to see if they can add to their Masters badge collection.
But which ones are worth more than others and why? Ashley Brown isn’t going too far back in the way back machines, but this article does offer some tips on collecting as well as some recent selling prices.