Lot # 28: Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck Rookie Card Autograph Buyback #4/18 [BGS 8/9]

Category: Tiger Woods

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/3/2023 5:00 PM to
11/19/2023 8:00 PM

Tiger Woods does not sign his rookie card. Let us repeat, Tiger does NOT sign his rookie card. Tiger Woods' 2001 Upper Deck rookie card exists in extraordinary quantities - over 38,000 cards have been graded by PSA and 34,000 by Beckett. That's over 72,000 graded - making it one of the most graded cards in history. Of 72,000+ graded Tiger Woods Upper Deck rookie cards, how many are known to be autographed by Tiger Woods?....

Only 21. Yes, 21 of 72,000. PSA lists 3 authenticated by their PSA/DNA autograph service, and there were famously 18 autographed by Tiger as "Buybacks" for the 2002 Upper Deck SP Game Used golf card set. For those unfamiliar with "Buybacks," this means that Upper Deck went out and bought back cards from a prior release (in this case, the 2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Rookie Card), had Tiger autograph the cards, and then randomly inserted them in packs (in this case, 2002 Upper Deck SP Game Used Golf). So this is a true pack-pulled autographed rookie card of Tiger Woods - one of only 18 such examples in the world.

Unless Tiger changes course and decides to suddenly autograph a bunch of his rookie cards (which seems incredibly unlikely, as he has refused to do for over 2 decades), the offered card will almost certainly become one of the most valuable golf cards in the golf collecting industry. As an example, Christie's recently sold a Michael Jordan autographed rookie card for over $1 million - even though PSA lists 65 autographed examples on the Pop Report.  

The golf collecting industry admittedly lags years behind other sports. We are firm believers that this presents numerous buying opportunities within the golf space, including the offered card. 

This official 2001 Upper Deck Rookie Card "Buyback" is autographed by Tiger Woods and numbered #04/18. This exceptionally rare card is graded BGS 8 with a BGS 9 auto grade.