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Can Anyone ID These Irons?

post #1 of 11
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Hello to all, great to be here. I'm trying to identify what exact type pf Ben Hogan Apex Irons in the following picture. Thanks in advance for your help! The set is 2 through PW (Equalizer) and a SW. Sorry it is upside down could not fix it.

 

post #2 of 11

Look like Ben Hogan Apex from 1973, here is a good link on Hogan irons.

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20011206100727/www.benhogan.com/53-99_Clubs.html

 

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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

Look like Ben Hogan Apex from 1973, here is a good link on Hogan irons.

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20011206100727/www.benhogan.com/53-99_Clubs.html

 

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Looking at that website I have to agree they definitely look like that 1973 model, gotta say those are probably the cleanest looking iron of the bunch, the 78' and 82' medallion models look sweet as well but I think the 73' is the nicest looking.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the response. I am looking to sell these and it looks like they are only worth about $150?
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks I appreciate your response.

Joe T
post #6 of 11

Considering you have the 2, I sure wouldn't take less than $150. Advanced players may pay closer to $200, depending on condition. Great Irons!

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks again. I'm sure I will have lots of other questions and if everyone here is as knowledgeable as you are then my membership here was a great idea.

 

Take Care

 

Joe T

post #8 of 11

If they are all as nice as the 5 iron, I think $200 is a reasonable asking price since you have the 2. What shaft do they have? If they have the Apex 4 that is usually a plus-kinda equates to a "stiff". The Apex 3 is a regular and the 5 extra stiff.

 

I don't know-if they are Apex 4 and all as nice as that 5, I might ask $225-250 obo or so and see what happens. You can always negotiate down if you want to.

 

These clubs have almost a cult following in some circles, but as you have noticed don't bring as much as you would think.Except for really new un-hit and a couple of special editions, most are played at least occasionally rather than collected.

 

The thing you run into is that these were very popular in the day, so a lot of them out there, and sometimes they find their way into yard sales and thrift stores. I recently bought a virtually un-hit set of MacGregor VIP's, 3-PW, at Goodwill in a fair PING hoofer bag for $30.

 

If they have original grips in good condition and shaft bands in good condition, they might border on collectible, but still not a lot of money.

post #9 of 11

The 5 iron looks in great shape and if the rest of the set is as clean I'd think $200 is realistic.  I collect Hogan irons (lefty only) and most sets I've seen are not in as good a condition as the picture you posted.

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much. There certainly a lot of well versed golfers on this forum. I'm impressed. a3_biggrin.gif
post #11 of 11
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Thank you for that great info. I play, but my Dad was a very avid golfer (scratch player) who made and collected clubs. I inherited all of his collection and will be selling parts of it from time to time. I wish I could keep it all but I have my own collecting hobby and just don't have the room!
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