Looking for a modern card to invest in? You might step away from the baseball cards and consider… a golfer.
It can’t continue.
But it does.
Tiger Woods is creating a new definition for ‘hot’. The best golfer on the planet seems to be rededicated, winning 17 of his last 25 tournaments dating back to the 2006 British Open. He’s won five straight and is 4-0 so far in 2008.
Woods’ 25-foot birdie putt to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational last Sunday was yet another signature moment in a special run. He’s drawing sports fans back to their TV sets again as the Masters approaches. It would also seem collectors are waking up to the fact that Tiger is one of those rare athletes that transcends the game. Prices for Woods’ autographed trading cards are rising with every victory.
In the last two weeks, a staggering 38 cards featuring Woods autographs have sold for $1,000 or more. Leading the pack was the March 7 sale of a 2002 Upper Deck SP game used buyback card, numbered 3 of 18 which sold for $11,053 in a PSA 9 grade, attracting 52 bids. A 2001 UD eVolve autographed redemption card brought $4733 and 31 bids to the table.
Woods’ 2001 SP Authentic ‘rookie’ card is perhaps the most popular and prevalent autographed card. 900 were issued, and several have been offered in the last couple of weeks. The card has been selling in the $5000-5600 range, although one did sell for $7088.
A BGS 9 graded 2001 SP ‘Sign of the Times’ insert (25 of 29) sold for $7900 while a 2001 UD Players Ink rookie autograph PSA 10 brought $3,050.
One optimistic seller is currently offering the Sports Illustrated for Kids 1996 card featuring Woods in a PSA 10 grade for $125,000.