After a seven year wait, Upper Deck will once again be taking their talents to the golf course with the release of 2012 SP Authentic Golf. Each box will include three autographs cards with at least one “Authentic Rookie.” Thanks to the very long gap in between golf products, the term “Authetnic Rookie” is going to take on a whole new meaning.
While you can expect Upper Deck spokesman Tiger Woods to be heavily marketed, you can’t discount the greats like Jack Nicklaus and the rising stars like Dustin Johnson. And then there is the stunning inclusion of Michael Jordan in the set, who will join Tiger in what will be one of the most sought after cards of the year in any sport, their Sign of the Time Dual Autographed card. To give you an idea of what to expect, the last Tiger-MJ dual autograph sold for $1,970.00. Expect that number to rise if Tiger can come through with a great first half of the 2012 PGA Tour season.
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Here is projected set list with some of the player we can expect to see come June. It seems easy to nitpick and wonder at the lack of Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickeson, at can still happen between now and June.
2012 SP Authentic Golf
Get 3 Autograph Cards per box!
At least 1 Authentic Rookie!
Find a Plethora of Limited Autograph/Memorabilia Cards!
Auto & Swatch variations!
Rookie Auto & Swatch variations!
Parade of Stars Auto variations
SP Chirography in 2 Levels!
Numbered to 50 & 25!
First release since ’05 (new RC’s)!
More cards of top Rookies!
Find Rookie Chirography!
Includes two great tiers!
Collect Parade of Stars!
Find subset cards plus …
Stellar Autograph variations!
Box Break: (on average)
Three (3) Signature Cards
Of those three:
One (1) Autographed Authentic Rookies
Eight (8) Rookie Extended Series
Case Break: (on average)
1-2 Limited Signature/Memorabilia hits
Including Auto & Swatch variations
One (1) Sign of the Times Dual
Red Foil Parallels – at least 4 in 5 cases
Notable Names to Look For:
Se Ri Pak
4 cards per pack
20 packs per box
Arrival Date: June 2012
Source: Upper Deck via Sports Card Info
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