The Daily: 2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods RC

2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods

The Card: 2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods RC #1

Paul Casey might have won the Valspar Championship on Sunday but it’s Tiger Woods that got people talking. The thought of a Woods comeback has surfaced many times over the past couple of years, usually cut short with news of another injury or hiatus.

This past week, it was different. It wasn’t just a highlight or two that would could latch onto and hope for the best. This time, Woods was in the thick of things from start to finish.

So is the Sunday charge and red shirt back on a more permanent basis or is this just another tease for a return to Tiger’s glory days? That’s for time and Tiger to decide. But with the 2018 Masters just a few weeks away, the timing couldn’t be better for golf fans and the PGA.

The 2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods RC is far from his rarest card. In fact, it’s closer to a return to the days of the early ’90s as far as the balance between supply and demand go today.

For example, Blowout Cards was offering a case as a Twitter giveaway if Woods won the Valspar. They upped the ante to ten cases if Woods retweeted (he didn’t). Today, there aren’t a lot of cases of 2001 products floating around for giveaways, let alone ten.

Even though Woods didn’t win, they still gave away some boxes.

The importance of the 2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods isn’t so much in its secondary market value today. It’s more that it brought golf cards into the mainstream, even if only for a somewhat short time. Upper Deck has made lots of Tiger Woods cards over the years including lots of autographs. Yet, none are as iconic as the one that started it all for them.

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  1. jkz
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I LOVED buying and cracking both 2012 and 2014 SPGU Golf. I’ve been waiting for new releases ever since! Does UD still retain the license?

  2. Randy J.
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    This is an iconic card, right up there with 89 UD Griffey in my opinion. Golf was much more fun when Tiger was winning all the time.

  3. brad
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    I was looking into the 2001 hobby boxes of sp authentic. The tiger auto cards are so nice but does anyone know how many are still even out there that aren’t accounted for?

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