Lot 13 of 314:
Better Golf [Instructional Cards] De Luxe Set, Harry Cooper  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Better Golf [Instructional Cards] De Luxe Set
Author:
Cooper, Harry
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Scientific Recreation, Inc.
Date:
[c.1937]
Description:
116 cards. Each card, except for three, illustrated with a series of eight small motion picture photos and one larger photo demonstrating the various stances and swinging of the club for driving, putting, etc. Each card approximately 17.6x13.5 cm (7x5¼"), photo cards inside original publisher's pictorial box. De Luxe Edition.

Especially scarce set of cards in the original publisher's box labeled on the side panels "De Luxe Set. This set has instructions on thirteen clubs." Harry "Lighthorse" Cooper (1904-2000), a Hall of Fame golfer who won the first Vardon Trophy for the lowest average score and won 32 career PGA Tour titles. Arguably one of the best golfers never to win a major, Cooper came close to winning a major several times, including second-place finishes at 1936 Masters and 1927 U.S. Open. Nicknamed "Lighthorse" for the speed of his play. Not in the standard golfing bibliographies. Provenance: From the collection of Theodore Prussing LeVino.

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Condition:
The rare box complete but worn, some splitting at corners, a few tears; creases to corners of the "Master Card"; title card with small stain; else cards fine.
 
Item number:
294043b
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