The price was steep, even if they really were Tiger's golf clubs. $250,000 for a set of old irons used to win four major championships? There were no takers for Steve Mata's eBay listing, but the clubs he claimed were used by Tiger Woods to win the "Tiger Slam" in 2000-01 have gotten a clubhouse full of publicity. Woods was asked about the clubs at a news … [Read more...] about Tiger’s $250K Irons or…Not?
Inside the gates of Augusta National Golf Course, fans follow the action at The Masters. It's the most anticipated event on the PGA Tour. But there's also some action outside the course. The lucky few who are allowed to set up vending space find willing buyers for whom a trip to The Masters is one special week. They come ready and willing to bring home some … [Read more...] about Masters Represents Sales for Signed Memorabilia
It's been a rough year for Upper Deck. First, the fallout from the Tiger Woods scandal, which couldn't have helped sales of exclusive autographs. There was the lawsuit filed by Konami over counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh cards that ended in a settlement and revealed some less than flattering details about what went on during the process. Then, Major League Baseball filed suit … [Read more...] about Blog: Upper Deck: When it Rains, it Pours
It's the great equalizer. Several years ago, the European Ryder Cup team signed autographs and chatted up American fans, winning them over after the U.S. stars were less than accommodating. Mark McGwire is attempting to win back some of his old supporters by grabbing anything fans toss his way. Now, it may be Tiger Woods' turn. The disgraced golfer is back on the … [Read more...] about The “New Tiger”? Woods Signs More Autographs
Masters week is underway with a fresh Tiger Woods news conference set to kick things off. Like it or not, Tiger will dominate coverage in Augusta. His first PGA Tour event since the infamous car wreck/personal train wreck gets underway on Thursday. Golfsmith reported last week that its sales of Woods-related products have actually increased. Over the past four months, … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Hopes for Tiger Rebound
Upper Deck’s 2009-10 NHL Champ's set again includes some decidedly non-hockey contact including dinosaur bones and teeth, autograph and memorabilia cards of Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, LeBron James and Tiger Woods. The set's theme is sort of a throwback as many of the insert cards are the size of vintage tobacco cards. Autograph and memorabilia cards combine to fall at a … [Read more...] about Champ’s Hockey Runs Gamut