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10 Crazy Prices Paid for Sports Memorabilia

Sam Snead's 1946 British Open Claret Jug
Selling price: $262,900

Just how good was Sam Snead? The golf great died in 2002 with the most career wins in PGA Tour history (82) and his record still hasn't been matched. That will likely change in the near future, with Tiger Woods earning his 79th PGA win this year, but during the 1940s and 1950s, Snead basically was Tiger Woods.

When Sam Snead took this particular British Open title, however, he did so in the first Open Championship since the start of World War II in 1939. He was the first American to win it since 1933 and took home the Claret Jug and roughly $600 for his trouble. That jug's value appreciated so significantly that it beat the $191,200 selling price of Snead's 1954 Masters trophy and the $179,250 received for his 1959 Ryder Cup trophy -- all sold at the same Heritage Auctions event in Illinois this summer.

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