Masters badges are ticket treasures

Ticket treasures

Considered among the hottest tickets in sports, Masters Tournament badges can command hefty prices from collectors. Paper tickets from 1934-60 are rare and hard to find in good condition.

Applications to obtain tickets can be submitted at masters.com and can be made for practice rounds and daily tournament rounds, both of which are limited and sold in advance. Tournament, or series, badges have been sold to people on the patron list, which is full.

SLIDESHOW: Masters Tournament badges since 1934

Masters badges have been made from various materials. All include the date, price and club logo.

1934-53: Cardboard stock

1954-60: Linen-type paper

1961-65: Plastic

1966-79: Molded plastic

1980-90: Plastic

1991-94: Hologram

1995-2000: Metallic strips

1991-94: Hologram

2001-18: Holographic security strips

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Price list

1934: $5.50

1935: $5.50

1936: $5.50

1937: $5.50

1938: $5.50

1939: $5.50

1940: $5.50

1941: $5.50

1942: $5.55

1943: World War II - no tournament

1944: World War II - no tournament

1945: World War II - no tournament

1946: $10

1947: $10

1948: $10

1949: $10

1950: $10

1951: $10

1952: $12.50  

1953: $12.50

1954: $12.50

1955: $12.50

1956: $12.50

1957: $12.50

1958: $12.50

1959: $12.50

1960: $12.50

1961: $15

1962: $15

1963: $15

1964: $15

1965: $15

1966: $15

1967: $20

1968: $20

1969: $20

1970: $20

1971: $25

1972: $25

1973: $25

1974: $30

1975: $30

1976: $35

1977: $35

1978: $40

1979: $45

1980: $48

1981: $50

1982: $60

1983: $60

1984: $70

1985: $75

1986: $75

1987: $85

1988: $85

1989: $90

1990: $90

1991: $90

1992: $90

1993: $100

1994: $100

1995: $100

1996: $100

1997: $100

1998: $100

1999: $100

2000: $100

2001: $125

2002: $125

2003: $125

2004: $175

2005: $175

2006: $175

2007: $175

2008: $175

2009: $200

2010: $200

2011: $200

2012: $250

2013: $250

2014: $250

2015: $325

2016: $325

2017: $325

2018: $375

Note: The prices listed are for the weekly Series Badges each year.

Sources: Augusta Chronicle research, augustaarchives.com

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