PHOTO BY PWCC
PHOTO BY PWCC
Tiger Woods is widely regarded as the greatest golfer ever, not to mention one of the most well-known athletes in the world. Since 1996, Woods has smashed records, including 82 PGA Tour wins, 11 PGA Player of the Year awards, and 18 additional World Golf Championship wins. He is the youngest player ever to achieve a career Grand Slam--a title reserved for the select few who win all major golf championships in the same calendar year. Woods is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2021. His notoriety has been immortalized in his trading cards. Here’s a look at some of the most iconic Tiger Woods cards…
1. 2001 Tiger Woods SP Authentic Golf “Authentic Stars” Autograph Gold #45 Rookie Card /100
The Card set an all-time high for a Tiger Woods card in April, when a PSA 10 of this card sold for $369.0k at Goldin Auctions. The scarcity of finding /100 PSA 10 (only 16 of which have achieved this grade) Gem Mint graded pristine rookie card drove impressive buzz around this card.
2. 2001 Tiger Woods SP Authentic Golf “Authentic Stars” Autograph #45 Rookie Card /900
In April, a PSA 10 of this card sold for $105.8k at Goldin Auctions. The scarcity of finding /900 PSA 10 Gem Mint graded pristine rookie card made this card a must-have for collectors. Otis has enabled investors to help own a portion of Tiger’s legacy -- as a BGS 9.5 of this card currently trades on the Otis Platform.
3. 1998 Tiger Woods Champions of Golf Masters Collection
In February 2019, a PSA 10 graded copy of this card was sold on eBay for $64.3k. The card captures Tiger’s legendary performance at the 1997 Masters, where he set or tied 27 records. Additionally, only two known cards have achieved a PSA 10 grade.
4. 1996 Tiger Woods Sports Illustrated (SI) For Kids #536
5. 2001 Tiger Woods Upper Deck #1
6. 2001 Tiger Woods Upper Deck Gallery Autograph #GG-TW
In December 2020, a PSA 10 graded copy of this card was sold on eBay for $25.0k. The card holds significance as it is considered one the first Autographed Rookie Cards, /50 numbering, and the card’s scarcity -- there are only 3 known cards to have achieved a PSA 10 grade.
7. 2001 Tiger Woods SP Authentic Sign of the Times Red #TW Signed Rookie Card /274
In February 2021, a PSA 10 graded copy of this card was sold at Goldin Auctions for $25.0k. The card’s scarcity (/274) and Upper Decks COA of the signature makes this piece noteworthy.
8. 2001 Tiger Woods #TW (Player’s Ink)
In May 2021, a PSA 10 graded copy of this card sold on eBay for $13.3k. There is a limited known population of just 74 cards receiving a PSA 10 grade. Additionally, strong demand for signed Tiger rookie cards generated buzz for this card.
9. 1997 Tiger Woods Sported! Magazine Shooting Stars
In May 2021, a PSA 10 graded copy of this card sold on eBay for $8.0k. There is a limited known population of just seven cards receiving a PSA 10 grade. The card is significant given its limited population and captures Tiger in the early years of his career.
10. 2013 Tiger Woods Precious Metal Gems (PMG) Purple /125 (Employee Exclusive) #E-TW
In May 2021, a BGS 9.5 graded copy of this card was sold on eBay for $7.1k. This card is part of a six-card set (all /125) Upper Deck gave to employees. These cards play off of the iconic PMG cards released in the ‘90s, such as this Jordan PMG (Red) trading on the Otis Platform.
Thus, Tiger Woods the greatest of all time, and that legacy is now available as an alternative investment. There has been significant demand for his most desirable assets -- like this one trading on the Otis platform.
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