Green Jackets are nearly impossible to come by these days, because unlike most tournaments where the champion is allowed to take the jacket home, Augusta National requires the iconic jacket to remain on the grounds.
But that wasn't always the case. If you won a Green Jacket before 1961, you had the option to take it home with you ... and keep it in your closet. Forever. I don't know about you, but I would've worn that thing everywhere -- including through the Krispy Kreme drive-thru.
Wait ... you're telling me that's already been done? Well, that's a total letdown. Anyway, the good news, assuming you're a memorabilia collector with deep pockets, is that you can now wear a Green Jacket through the Krispy Kreme drive-thru, after Art Wall, Jr.'s 1959 jacket went on the auction block on March 21st.
Bidding is currently up to $33,180.00 and the auction goes through April 7th (the third round of the Masters), so if you have some loose change lying around, now is the time to scrounge it together and come up with enough to make a $33,181,00 bid.
Even if you don't have enough to bid on the jacket of a Masters champ, the site running the auction, Green Jackets Auctions, has an Augusta National members jacket for sale. Current price? $1,902.00. If you want to go in on the jacket, let me know. I'm pretty sure we could work something out where everyone could spend a week with it -- kind of like the Stanley Cup. Sounds like a plan, right?
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