The first victory putter ever given to Tiger Woods, following his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship win in 1996, will be on the auction market next week.
The putter was created for Woods by well known club maker Scotty Cameron after Woods’ final amateur victory before he turned pro. It’s specially engraved with “1996 U.S. Amateur Championship” along the bottom and “Tiger” and “Scotty Cameron” on the backside.
Woods used a Cameron putter in 14 of his 15 major championships and continues to do so today, most recently at the 2022 Masters.
SCP Auctions has the putter on consignment and will have it in its Spring Premier Auction that runs from May 18-June 4. It comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Titleist/Scotty Cameron which assigns it an official registry number.
The market for Tiger Woods putters has been strong. One of his backup putters sold at auction in 2020 for $154,928, while a second one sold in April of this year for $393,300.
The baseball signed by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sold for $50,103 through RR Auction Wednesday night. The buyer was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.
The ball was acquired a few years ago by Randy Kaplan, who has chased down baseballs signed by world leaders for many years.
Kaplan is donating a portion of the proceeds to relief programs for the war torn country. RR Auction isalso donating more than $15,000 to the cause.
No word yet on what lies ahead for the 2021 Flawless LeBron Triple Logoman card that was pulled from a box last week, but we do know that three people will share in the proceeds assuming the card will be sold.
Each person bought a random spot in the break for between $1,400 and $1,700 with the customers who had the Lakers, Cavs and Heat set being awarded equal shares of the card.
The owners of Backyard Breaks, which hosted the break where the card was pulled, say they recently flew all three collectors to South Florida for a video they’re producing.
So far, there have been multiple offers made for the card, which some have speculated could sell for $3 million or more.
Topps released 2022 Bowman Chrome Sapphire to Montgomery Club members on Thursday. The public is expected to get a crack at the 32-card boxes on Friday morning via this page.
They’ve already released Bowman and Bowman Draft Sapphire editions.
What’s causing the ongoing delays in sports card product releases? Part of it apparently has to do with the cardboard that’s been used for COVID tests, according to a story on football cards of the new NFL draftees.
PSA graded and shipped 913,714 cards in April. That includes 259,327 basketball and 200,664 football.
The company says it has graded and shipped nearly 3.7 million cards in the first four months of 2022.
The list of the most submitted cards in April was topped by the 2022 Topps Wander Franco rookie (#215), followed by the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. (#1), the 2020-21 Upper Deck Kapril Kaprizov (#451), the 1996-97 Topps Kobe Bryant and the 2020-21 Prizm LaMelo Ball (#278).
Frank Barning, who founded Baseball Hobby News with his wife Vivian in the late 1970s, has passed away.
BHN was a staple on the hobby publication scene until 1993, first in a newspaper style format and then a magazine look. Produced by the Barnings on a monthly basis, BHN included articles, columns, pricing and ads.
A few years ago, Jim Beckett and Rich Klein discussed BHN’s impact on the hobby.