2014 SP Authentic Golf CardsBrand: SP Authentic
After skipping a year, 2014 SP Authentic Golf marks the brand's return to the links. Highlighted by three autographs per box, the set includes the first base set Rory McIllroy rookie cards.
The 2014 SP Authentic Golf base set is limited to 50 cards. Parallels include Emerald (#/99) and Red (#/10). But that'd be too simple of a chase. Joining the base set are some short-printed subsets. Authentic Moments come with both single-golfer (1:4 packs) and multi-golfer (1:9 packs) versions. Rookie Extended Series cards are inserted 1:2.5 packs and have Emerald and Red parallels, similar to the base set.
Authentic Rookies autographs are likely to be some of the most prominent cards in the release. Inserted at least one per box, they come in two tiers. Level 1 are numbered to 699 while Level 2 cards are limited to 299 copies. Among those with Authentic Rookies autographs are Rory McIllroy and Michelle Wie. McIllroy appeared as a short print in 2012 SP Authentic Golf but it was numbered outside the main set. Some may debate whether Wie is a rookie as she is in 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions -- not a golf set -- and in Leaf products. No matter the case or the label, it's still a major card.
Besides the Authentic Rookies, there are several other signed components to 2014 SP Authentic Golf. SP Chirography, a long-time brand staple, come with anywhere from one to eight signatures. Immortal Inks (#/10) and Marks of Distinction (#/35) are rare hits offering signatures from top golfers from the past and present. There's also a 2001 SP Authentic Tiger Woods Tribute card numbered to 10 copies.
Base cards have both autographed and autographed swatch cards. Authentic Moments Autographs (1:240 packs) are signed with gold ink. Multi-golfer autographs are inserted 1:2,000 packs.
Stickers autographs are the exception in 2014 SP Authentic Golf. All cards with four signers or less are signed on-card. Besides McIllroy and Wie, other signers in the set include Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
Estimated Release Date: 3/12/14
Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 4 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Golf Card
Target Audience: Golf Collectors, Autograph Collectors
2014 SP Authentic Golf Box Break
- 1 Authentic Rookies Autograph
- 2 Additional Autographs
- 8 Rookie Extended Series
- 8 Authentic Moments
- 80 Total Cards
|2014 Upper Deck SP Authentic Golf Hobby Box - Factory Sealed Box - 3 Autos a Box||$124.95|
|3 BOX LOT : 2014 Upper Deck SP Authentic Golf Factory Sealed Hobby Boxes||$364.95|
|12 BOX CASE : 2014 Upper Deck SP Authentic Golf Factory Sealed 12 Box Hobby Case||$1,419.95|