500 Years of Golf Balls: History and Collector's Guide

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This guide will be indispensable to golf collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts
-- Collectible golf balls today range in value from one dollar to well over $20,000

This comprehensive book classifies, describes, and lists the current value of hundreds of golf balls. It includes a complete collector's guide featuring material on starting a collection, determining an item's origin and value, and seeking out best buys. Covering the evolution and ...

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Overview

This guide will be indispensable to golf collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts
-- Collectible golf balls today range in value from one dollar to well over $20,000

This comprehensive book classifies, describes, and lists the current value of hundreds of golf balls. It includes a complete collector's guide featuring material on starting a collection, determining an item's origin and value, and seeking out best buys. Covering the evolution and technological innovations applied to the golf ball throughout its history, Collectible Golf Balls also includes information about manufacturers, specifications, and peak performers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930625726
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 9/16/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Acknowledgments 3
Foreword 4
1 The Third Revolution 7
2 "Pegasus" - Half Horse, Half Bird 11
3 Mother Necessity at St. Andrews 17
4 Ingenuity at Akron 26
5 How Haskell's Billies Bounded 34
6 Evolution at Chicopee 40
7 The Great Rubber-Core Parade 50
8 The Art at Peak 76
9 The Foes of Folderol 81
10 The Ball That Was Born in a Barn, Sophisticated in an Icehouse 86
11 How the Bartsch Ball Bounced 93
12 Nostalgia and Curiosa 98
13 A Two-Piece Ball Overwhelms the One-Piece Ball 105
14 Surlyn's Stamina: DuPont's Chemical Magic 111
15 Pimples to Dimples: The Ball Flies Farther 115
16 Harnessing the Lively Ball: Rules and Regulations 125
17 The Polara Ball: Hit the Courts, Not the Greens 137
18 The Cayman Ball: A Short Ball, A Short Life 141
19 On Into the '90s: Two Giants Wrestle 147
20 Odd Balls: Hot and Cold, Long and Short, High and Low 151
21 Performance: Longer, Longer and Longer Balls 157
22 Best Balls, Best Buys: Take Your Pick 165
23 Reclaiming Balls: Some Have Nine Lives 171
24 From Now On: Playing Golf in the Twenty-First Century 177
25 Collectible Golf Balls: One Dollar to Twenty Thousand 185
26 Valuing Named Balls: Grading & Pricing with Table A 203
27 Valuing Logo Balls: Grading & Pricing with Table B 215
28 Reproductions, Plus and Minus: Caveat Emptor 221
Timetable 225
Appendices 241
Sources 261
Bibliography 269
List of Illustrations 271
Index 277
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