AUGUSTA - Need a grounds pass for today’s practice round? Vivid Seats has a few starting at $844. Sunday’s final round is going to set you back quite a bit more. The bargain badges are going for nearly $2,200.
Just a mile from the Augusta National’s storied grounds, we found a trove of badges for considerably less, but there’s a little catch. These coveted beauties are authentic, yes, but vintage.
"This comes from having collected for years," says Duluth architect Andy Duckett, who with a business partner maintains a booth selling a vast array of official Masters gear at the Trends and Traditions Antique Mall on Washington Road.
It’s in the same parking lot as John Daly’s famous swag wagon, which is docked next to Hooters all week.
We stopped by Trends and Traditions last week ahead of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Once again, the antiques store was bursting with Masters merch.
Cups? Check. Bags? You bet. Programs? Name your year.
Totes, hats and visors are all pretty budget friendly. Signed memorabilia and fine items like signature china and crystal are pricier.
Badges are more expensive the older they are. Recent years’ start at $25; go back a few decades and prepare to spend more than $100.
Here’s a look at some of the Masters merch on offer:
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