The azaleas at Augusta National Golf Club are expected to be in bloom for the 2019 Masters Tournament.
Photo: Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton/

Masters badges for $25? It’s true! Just one catch

They’re real, and they’re spectacular, but they won’t get you in

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:

2019 Masters badges are pricy commodities. Vintage models are far more affordable although they won't get you into the tournament. Photo: Jennifer Brett
For $65, you can display your very own employee pin. Photo: Jennifer Brett
Cheers! If you're planning a Masters watching party at your house, you'll need these. Photo: Jennifer Brett
Trends and Traditions on Washington Road in Augusta is bursting with Masters merch this week. Photo: Jennifer Brett

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for