|1952 Sam Snead card.|
During his long career, Snead collected a record 82 PGA Tour victories and won seven majors (three Masters, three PGA Championships and one British Open). The golf legend appeared in eight Ryder Cups as a player and a captain and never lost, although ol' Sam was a part of that famous draw in 1969.
Heritage Auctions of Texas recently auctioned items from The Slammer's estate. Trophies and such.
Here's what Sam's stuff fetched:
- Wanamaker Trophy from the 1942 PGA Championship - $143,400
- 1952 Masters trophy - $113,525
- 1939 Ryder Cup trophy - $31,070
- Gold medal for winning the 1946 British Open - $25,096
In addition, a putter Snead picked up in St. Andrews was claimed for $31,070. (Sam immediately put that flatstick in his bag and won the 1946 British Open, his first Open appearance.)
Also sold: Snead's naval discharge papers ($239) and a free McDonald's-for-life card from founder Ray Kroc ($155.35).