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Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« on: October 04, 2016, 10:40:55 PM »
just picked up this old Anser at a garage sale.  I did some research and it says they only made 50 back in the 70s and they were not sold in stores. It has the original shaft band and Pro Only grip.  It's in great shape.  I am trying to figure out it's value.  Any help is appreciated

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 12:59:55 PM »
This is a rare putter.  The value used to be in the low 4 figures.  If you want to find out a realistic value contact Bobby Grace or Lumpy (here on PT).
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 02:39:00 PM »
just picked up this old Anser at a garage sale.  I did some research and it says they only made 50 back in the 70s and they were not sold in stores. It has the original shaft band and Pro Only grip.  It's in great shape.  I am trying to figure out it's value.  Any help is appreciated

Going to need some pics.  Whatever you do DO NOT clean the head with anything.

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 04:24:28 PM »
just picked up this old Anser at a garage sale.  I did some research and it says they only made 50 back in the 70s and they were not sold in stores. It has the original shaft band and Pro Only grip.  It's in great shape.  I am trying to figure out it's value.  Any help is appreciated

Going to need some pics.  Whatever you do DO NOT clean the head with anything.

I agree with the boys, rare animal there, and some pictures would be great,

If she is in pristine condition, it is the find of a lifetime and one of the few true Ping rarities, well done!
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 04:48:28 PM »
Here are some pictures

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 04:53:46 PM »
Yep, that's the one!!

A good one to hand down to the grand kids, should be worth a bit then!
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 05:57:12 PM »
Congratulations!
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 10:58:19 AM »
Here are some pictures


Amazing.   As I said, don't clean it or anything.  No regrouping. Leave as is. 

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 03:00:41 PM »
I'll give $300 for it right now!  :)
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 04:57:52 AM »
It has been very quiet here on your topic chip,

Can you fill us in on what has transpired?

A "bunch" (as you American's say) of personal message offers I would imagine,

I am still hoping that you leave it to the grand children, that way you will always be able to look at, and feel it,

Just my "two bob's worth" (that's Aussie lingo) for "opinion", cheers Steve.

Again, a great pick up!

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 10:59:31 AM »
I am still trying to figure out what it 's worth.  I have a collection of more than 20 different putters including:
 - Ping 1A
 - Wilson "Designed by Arnold Palmer"
 - Tommy Armour Iron Master's

 but this is by far the rarest.

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 05:56:47 PM »
If you are looking for a center piece for your collection, then it would be pretty hard to find something to top this KBI Anser, from any putter manufacturer through history, you may not know just how lucky you were going to that garage sale that day,

You might try sending Lumpy a personal message through here, all that you have to do is click on his name on one of his posts, then click on PM. This will go directly to Lump and just be between the two of you. If anyone knows Ping values, it is Lumpy, he knows things that Ping have long forgotten about. Nice bloke too, he has helped me out before, cheers Steve.

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2016, 07:39:51 PM »
Hello guys!

What an outstanding find!  The amazing thing is that it looks as if it was barely ever used.

Hard to nail down what it would bring today compared to say the 1990's thru 2007 but for sure it would be near impossible to replace in this condition.



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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2016, 09:18:21 AM »
If this was my putter I would never sell it.  It is rare in the first place but in this condition it is extremely rare.  As Lumpy said I am not sure what this would go for today.  $500?  $1,000?  More?  I suppose it depends on the collector.  Be that as it may, I wouldn't part with it due to the fact I would never see one like this again.  However, if someone isn't into collecting then sell it to someone who would value such a rare find.
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2016, 09:57:03 PM »
Yeah, I would never sell either, sometimes cash just doesn't do things justice,

There are more important things in life than money, no point being the richest bloke in the cemetery,

You would have to think that this is probably the best KBI Anser in existence, surely there could only be a few at most,

Only fifty to start with, all those years ago. A very special find.
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 08:49:34 PM »
Yeah, I would never sell either, sometimes cash just doesn't do things justice,

There are more important things in life than money, no point being the richest bloke in the cemetery,

You would have to think that this is probably the best KBI Anser in existence, surely there could only be a few at most,

Only fifty to start with, all those years ago. A very special find.

Well said!!!
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2016, 12:04:30 AM »
Thanks Doc,

I wish that my missus shared our philosophy!!
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2016, 05:36:42 PM »
Thanks Doc,

I wish that my missus shared our philosophy!!

LOL! Yeah, I understand.  My wife does support my golf addiction needs.  I don't over do it so when a box arrives she doesn't get too snarky.  I'm pretty lucky!!!
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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 12:08:41 AM »
Yeah, I am pretty lucky too really, Mrs FS has been putting up with me for over twenty five years,

If she does wish to push the point a little,

I just threaten to cut her sex off!!

Works a treat!

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 09:34:52 PM »
I did contact Bobby Grace. He was interested and asked for some pictures.  However, he did not seem to appreciate the condition and how rare it is.

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Re: Ping KBI BeNi Anser
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 09:59:28 PM »
I did contact Bobby Grace. He was interested and asked for some pictures.  However, he did not seem to appreciate the condition and how rare it is.

Bobby knows how rare these are.  He is a really good guy.  My dealings with him on an old Dalehead was outstanding and he was always on the up&up with me.
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