Feel lucky? Pull some old autographed Goudey cards with your new ones.
When 2009 Goudey Baseball launches on April 28, collectors will be chasing some cards from the original 1933 and 1934 Goudey sets and one of the most coveted autographs in all of sports.
Upper Deck has once again purchased thousands of 1930s Goudey baseball cards for insertion as chase cards, some of which are autographed. The company was able to acquire a collection of vintage, authenticated signed Goudey cards and will be inserting them randomly into packs of 2009 Goudey Baseball.
“Being able to add two exciting inserts like this to this year’s Goudey Baseball release is a great way to add value to the set and provide collectors with some very unique collectibles,” said Gabriel Garcia, Upper Deck’s associate brand manager for Baseball. “The original Goudey cards from the ‘30s are amazing, but to pull one that is autographed by these legends is an extra special thrill.
While the subjects on the Goudey prizes are no longer with us, other signed cards in the program come from an athlete who is indeed very much alive.
Tiger Woods has been signing cards in the “Sport Royalty” subset since Upper Deck began producing Goudey Baseball. Each year these cards end up selling for thousands of dollars on the secondary market due to their scarcity, the lack of Tiger Woods autograph cards overall in the market and because of how dominating Tiger is out on the links. This year two of the Tiger Woods autographed “Sports Royalty” cards will be inscribed by Tiger with “14th Major” and “2008 Torrey Pines” to commemorate his memorable victory in last year’s U.S. Open.
"As everybody saw at last weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger is a one-of-a-kind champion with an unbelievable flair for the dramatic," said Garcia. "His collectibles will continue to command top dollar and likely appreciate over time.”
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