Masters-style green jacket bought for $5 sells for $139K
April 9, 2017
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An authentic green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club that was once bought for $5 at a thrift store has sold at auction for more than $139,000.
Green Jacket Auctions says the distinctive sport coat worn by members of the famed Georgia club and presented each year to the winner of the Master's tournament was sold Saturday, a day before the final round of this year's Masters.
The auction house says in its listing that the jacket was discovered in 1994 in a Toronto consignment shop. The tag shows it to be from the 1950s, but the original owner's name has been cut ou...