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Babe Didrikson Zaharias' golf clubs sell at auction for $31,250

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

Is this the golden age for golf collectors? We're not really sure how to measure that, but if you do happen to have deep pockets and a penchant for golf memorabilia, the last few months have been a gold mine.

At a Los Angeles auction on Monday, the MacGregor Tommy Armour clubs Babe Didrikson Zaharias used before signing with Wilson in 1947 sold for $31,250. The set features a golf bag and all 14 clubs including -- gasp! -- a 1- and 2-iron.

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The sale comes about seven months after Augusta National's inaugural green jacket was put up to auction, eight months after a whole raft of Sam Snead memorabilia was put to auction, and almost a year after Al Geiberger's "59" clubs and Wanamaker trophy sold for $130,000.

What's next? Something from Hogan, perhaps? We'll keep a look out. In the meantime, here's a picture of the clubs:

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