How much would you pay for a pair of shoes worn -- and signed -- by Arnold Palmer, specifically a pair he wore on his way to winning the 1958 Masters, the first of his four Masters titles?
ESPN.com's Darren Rovell reports that Palmer's FootJoy winged-foot shoes from the 1958 Masters sold for -- get this -- $66,000 on Saturday by Texas-based firm Heritage Auctions.
The FootJoy wingtip shoes from Palmer's controversial win at Augusta National in 1958, which were given to a pilot of Palmer's and signed by the golfing legend in 2004, had an original estimate of $15,000, and many in the industry thought even that price would be extremely generous.
"You could have gotten these shoes for $5,000 any time in the last 20 years," said Ryan Carey, co-owner of golf auction house Green Jacket Auctions. "But Palmer's death created a category of people scrambling to get pieces associated with him."
Carey is well aware of this. In December, his company sold one of Palmer's four Masters trophies for $444,012. The original estimate was $250,000.
Palmer died Sept. 25, 2016, at age 87.
Heritage's Chris Ivy told Rovell that interest in Palmer memorabilia has "been huge since his passing" but the shoes "surpassed all our expectations."
Rovell also reported that the $66,000 price is the sixth-highest amount paid for a pair of event-worn shoes by an athlete in auction history.
Ahead of the Palmer shoes? Two pairs of Muhammad Ali boots, two pairs of Michael Jordan shoes and a pair of cleats worn by Johnny Unitas from his final game with the Baltimore Colts.
All of those would be great additions to a mancave if not the mantel of the fireplace in the family living room.