Bids top $100,000 on Snead's Masters trophy, Claret Jug
By John Strege
Do you want a Claret Jug or a Masters trophy in your trophy case? They're yours, provided you're willing to ante up in excess of $100,000 per item and to do so by the end of the day.
Bidding closes today on an auction featuring some of the late Sam Snead's most valuable memorabilia, including the trophy he earned for winning the Masters in 1954 and the Claret Jug awarded him for his victory in the British Open in 1946.
The Masters trophy bidding has reached $110,000, while bidding on the Claret Jug has reached $100,000. The pieces are available through Heritage Auctions, but Internet bidding closes at 11 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday.
Among other items available are the Wanamaker Trophy Snead received for winning the PGA Championship in 1951 ($47,500 is the high bid), his Ryder Cup trophy from 1959 ($35,000) and his PGA Championship Gold Medal for winning the tournament in 1942.