Lot # 16: 2001 Tiger Woods Signed Upper Deck Rookie [PSA 8 / Auto 10]

Category: Golf Cards

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 40 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2024 Masters Week Auction",
which ran from 4/3/2024 8:00 PM to
4/13/2024 8:00 PM

Here it is - the elusive Tiger Woods autographed rookie card. 

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; it is one of the most-produced sports cards in history. Over 39,500 cards have been graded by PSA. Of those 39,500 Tiger Woods Upper Deck rookie cards, how many of those PSA certified as autographed by Tiger Woods?....

Only Four. Yes, 4 of 39,500... 

Offered here is one of the finest Tiger Woods autographed rookie card #1s in existence. In addition to those four in the PSA Population Report (it should be noted that one of those 4 cards is personalized "To Brandon"), in 2002 Tiger also signed 18 cards for what's called "buyback" program. That's it. Tiger has never even signed any for his longtime autograph partner Upper Deck Authenticated. 

Unless Tiger changes course and decides to suddenly autograph a bunch of his rookie cards (something 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. 

Of the known Tiger Woods signed rookie cards, this PSA 8 / Auto 10 is among the highest graded in the entire hobby.