Today, everyone is a golf fan, Sunday of the Masters in Augusta. I rarely watch golf, but I have watched this part of the tournament each year for a very long time. Even though Tiger Woods is out of the tournament this year, here I am in front of the TV. Bubba Watson is likely going to win his second green jacket in 2 years, putting him in pretty elite company. All that being said, it just isnt the same without the big dog in the mix.
Tiger remains one of the most expensive autographs in sports, something that should be shocking considering how few people there are that actually follow golf cards.
I have always been a Tiger supporter, even after all the hullabaloo that unfolded a few years ago. Without seeing him on Sunday wearing red, its not going to be as special. He continues to be a controversial figure in sports, but he is no doubt one of the biggest athletes on the planet. For a golfer, that is an enormous accomplishment.
Upper Deck recently released SP authentic Golf, a set that I think hearkens back to the earlier sets of the 2000s, where Tiger’s cards eclipsed the prices of guys like Lebron James and Michael Jordan.
Check out some of the cards, they are really nice:
As if you shouldnt be surprised, Bubba Watson has also had his fair share of autographs since his win in 2012, and those are cards that are likely to spike over the next few hours. He is the type of golfer that will gain a cult following, and though he may not ever come close to people like Nicklaus and Woods, he has personality which will get him more value in the hobby.
This is a day that I always have nostalgic feelings and I think with all the different things that UD and Leaf have been doing as of late, Golf is certainly here to stay.