Capping off the summer height of golf’s major championship season, Upper Deck will release its brand-new line of high end cards on July 29. 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf is a super-premium golf card set with each pack containing five autographed cards. Retailers are already pre-selling 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf with an average price of at least $600 per pack or higher.
Highlights of the set include cards of Rory McIlroy, an Upper Deck exclusive spokesman and winner of the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2012 PGA Championship and most recently the 2014 British Open, as well as 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie and rising star Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods.
“Having super-premium autograph rookie cards of Rory McIlroy who is coming off a sensational victory at Royal Liverpool to claim his third major championship only adds to the excitement around this release,” said Upper Deck President Jason Masherah. “A classy sport deserves a sophisticated and innovative product like this.”
Among the special cards that can also be found in 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf packs are McIlroy Exquisite Autographed Rookie Swatch cards (numbered to 99); shadowbox-style, Autographed Exquisite Dimension cards; ultra-limited Rookie Auto Patch Gold Spectrum 1-of-1 cards; what the company calls “the most extensive selection of Tiger Woods-autographed cards in one set”, with multi-autographed cards of Woods paired with other legendary players; Legendary Signature and Signature Masterpiece cards of the sport’s greats from the past and present; and Upper Deck Black Signature inserts.
For a preview of the cards and to watch LPGA star Natalie Gulbis’s excited reaction to the Upper Deck 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf cards as she sees them for the first time and signs them, click here.
Upper Deck specifically worked to have the 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf cards released prior to the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) held at the International Exposition (I-X) Center in Cleveland from July 31-Aug. 3.