Masters-style green jacket bought at Toronto thrift store for $5 sells for $139K

Sergio Garcia of Spain at the green jacket ceremony after winning the Masters in a sudden death playoff over Justin Rose of England during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April, 9 2017. The Associated Press / EPA / TANNEN MAURY

DENVILLE, N.J. – An authentic green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club that was once bought for $5 at a Toronto 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.

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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 out. The club has confirmed its authenticity.

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Mike Weir became the first Canadian to win a Masters green jacket in 2003.

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The auction house also sold the putter Arnold Palmer used to win the 1964 Masters for more than $97,000 Sunday.

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