Upper Deck says its ultra-high end Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods “Master Collection” boxes are nearly sold out. The Jordan set is set to release on Thursday, with collectors who plunk down as much as $5,000 receiving four Jordan autographed cards as well as several others, all packed in a wooden box. The Tiger Woods Master Collection set is similar in design with three autographs per set. It’s slated for release on May 7.
Only 250 Jordan sets were scheduled to be created and just 200 Woods sets. Dealer cost was reported to be around $3500.
All images are focused on his career at North Carolina since Upper Deck owns a collegiate license but no longer has an NBA deal.
Each Woods Master Collection box contains the autographs plus an 80-card boxed set and some other surprises. The set covers his entire career, including his college days at Stanford.
On Wednesday, Upper Deck released some additional preview images of the Jordan signed cards that will be in its set (see below).
The company has also been touting the Historic Duos which include autographs of Jordan and Woods paired with another sports icon’s cut signature. There’s a Jordan-Jackie Robinson version that will likely be one of the major pulls. There are also Legendary Duos featuring Jordan and Woods on the same book card.
Each Woods set will contain either a signed Tiger Masterpieces card or a ‘Slambalaya’ signed card; one for each of his major tournament wins. The Masterpieces are numbered to 10 with an autograph and an original piece of art done directly on the card. There is also a box topper card with a piece of Tiger’s tournament used equipment.