If Jordan Spieth is looking to spend some of the $1.296 million he won (before taxes, of course) with his AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am victory, he might want to check out some of the historic Arnold Palmer swag up for bid at Heritage Auctions.
A three-item lot features a pair shoes worn by Palmer when he won the 1958 Masters – his first victory in a major tournament – and an original Leroy Neiman painting of The King.
The black and white wingtip FootJoy shoes were gifted by Palmer to his personal pilot during the 1960s. The pilot’s son had Palmer autographed the shoes in 2004 with the words “1958 Masters” and consigned the items.
As of Sunday, the highest bid was $9,000, with an estimated value of $15,000.
Palmer and Sam Snead were tied entering the final round of the 1958 Masters, which was the first Masters to feature a five-figure purse for the winner.
The 1974 Neiman painting of Palmer was fetching $25,000 as of Sunday – with an an estimated value of $100,000. In typical colorful Neiman style, Palmer was portrayed during the year in which he joined the World Golf Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.
The last item in the auction – set for Feb. 25-26 – is an autographed by Palmer poster featuring all the U.S. Ryder Cup captains from 1927-95. Fewer than 40 were reportedly made. It’s valued at $4,000.