|Tiger Woods Makes Return To Golf At Masters
– Autograph Card Prices During The Week –
|Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour to play in the Masters after a more then 5 month self imposed lay off. His reputation has taken a beating over that time, and while Tiger’s autograph did not plummet in value after news of his infidelity broke, prices did come down significantly from previous levels. Over at Sports Card Report, they took a look at a few of the Upper Deck Tiger Woods autograph cards that sold on eBay during the week leading up to the Masters, and then tracked the sales of his cards through the four day tournament. Let’s take a look at the prices people were paying for Tiger’s autograph and see if we can come to any conclusions on how his return impacted the price during the week.
Pre-Masters Sales Of Tiger Woods Autograph Cards
|2001 SP Authentic Gold RC /100 BGS 9.5
Sold For: $4,190.00
March 28, 2010
Other Sp Authentic RC Auto’s That Sold:
2001 SP Authentic RC /900 BGS 9
|2001 SP Authentic Red Sign Of The Times SOTT Auto /273 BGS 9.5
Sold For: $799.00
March 28, 2010
Other 2001 UD SOTT Auto’s That Sold:
2001 SP Authentic Red Sign Of The Times SOTT Auto /273
2001 Sp Authentic Red Sign Of The Times SOTT Auto /273
|Thursday (After Round 1) Sales Of Tiger Woods Autograph Cards
Tiger had a good 1st round where he hit a couple eagles, but also left a few shots on the course. He was just 2 shots off the lead at Augusta National at the end of day one. There was a good feeling about his round and it looked like the same old Tiger on the course.
This card sold on a buy it now, and you can see that the price is in line with the BGS 9 /900 that sold on April 5th ($2,275) before the tournament. PSA cards typically sell for more then BGS cards, so the $125.00 price difference between the two cards could be because of that factor. Overall, even after a nice round one, there wasn’t a whole lot of movement in price for Tiger Woods autographs cards.
Tiger played a great round of golf in the 2nd round of the Masters. The Augusta National crew moved a lot of the tees back and also put the pins in tougher spots, so scoring was a lot higher. He was just 2 shots off the -8 lead held by Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter. Just one Tiger autograph card ended on Friday.
2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic Autograph
Tiger’s game began to slip starting on Saturday. His putting wasn’t on, and his tee shots were missing all over the place. Despite that, he was just a few shots off the lead heading into Sunday, and many thought he still had a great chance to come back and win the event. Here are the cards that sold on Saturday after he finished his round.
2002 SP Game Used Tiger Woods Auto Scorecard Signature RP
Phil Mickelson stole the show and won his 3rd green jacket. Tiger again struggled with his golf game on Sunday and never really was in contention after some early missed putts put him behind by several shots. Overall, Tiger played decent golf and also showed some rust that would happen to anyone who sat out 5 months of competitive golf. Who knows just how much he was practicing while all the drama with his personal life was unfolding. Here are the cards that sold after Tiger finished his round on Sunday:
2001 SP Authentic Red Sign Of The Times SOTT Auto /273 BGS 9.5
Take note of the sale price of $1,400 because the same card, also graded 9.5 sold on March, 28 for $799.00. That is a big move in price, but that was also a buy it now and did not reach the $1,400 sale price by way of an auction. So it could be someone just got carried away and over paid. I will continue to track the price of Wood’s autograph to see just what collectors are willing to pay now that Tiger has returned to golf.