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    Bobby Jones in How I Play Golf (Warner Brothers, 1931). Lobby Card Set of 4 (11" X 14") Episode 1--"The Putter."
    Though he played the game almost three quarters of a century ago, Bobby Jones will be forever woven into the very fabric of golf. The mere mention of his name immediately conjures up scenes that take their place among the most memorable in the history of the game: the rhythmic, perfectly balanced swing; the boyish face; the articulate, southern drawl; Augusta National; The Masters; the Grand Slam. Individually, his marks on the game are some of the most significant of all time. Together, they tell the wonderful story of one of the greatest heroes the game of golf has ever seen. He is still the only player ever to have won the Grand Slam; he won all four major championships, in 1930, the year of his retirement at age 28. He is considered one of the five giants of the 1920s American sports scene, along with baseball's Babe Ruth, boxing's Jack Dempsey, football's Red Grange, and tennis player Bill Tilden. The year after retirement, Jones was hired to star in this series, a tremendous coup for the studio. Offered in this amazing lot is the title card and the three cards making a complete set to the first chapter in the series. The title card is one of the greatest images of this legendary star. These sets are some of the most elusive and truly rare vintage movie posters concerning a sports legend! Warner Brothers released a set of four lobby cards and a one sheet for each chapter of the twelve chapters in the series. The mystery which has confounded movie poster collectors for years is, what happened to all of the posters for this very significant release of 1931? All of the cards in this set are as mint as a card of this age can possibly be, with sharp corners and gorgeous cream colored paper. They are completely unrestored! The set also pictures stars Joe E. Brown and Richard Barthelmess. Near Mint/Mint.


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    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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