2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide

It's always refreshing to see new concepts in the hobby, no matter what corner they comes from. The 2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers are one such example. It's golf, so there may not be the same widespread appeal as something from baseball or football. That said, the unique design may be interesting enough to draw in collectors who might otherwise not give the golf cards much of a chance.

Inserted one per 2012 SP Game Used Golf hobby box, Ink Drivers have embedded material that is designed to mimic the shape and look of a driver head. This autograph surface offers something different, giving the cards an extremely distinct appearance. It's similar to the ball, glove and bat surfaces Upper Deck has used in the past with their Sweet Spot Baseball line, only for the golf crowd.

The most common 2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers have a silver plate. They are not serial numbered. Four parallels offer different styles of driver heads: Persimmon Blonde (#/35 or less), Black (#/25 or less), Persimmon Dark (#/10 or less), and Red and White (#/5 or less).

Here's a look at the different designs:

Ink Drivers Silver

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide 1

Inked Drivers Persimmon Blonde

Yellow and white driver head with a blue signature.

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide 2

Inked Drivers Black

Black driver head with a silver signature.

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide 3

Inked Drivers Persimmon Dark

Wood and red driver head with a green signature.

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide 4

Inked Drivers Red and White

White driver head with a red signature.

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Autographs Guide 5

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Short Prints

For the unnumbered Silver Ink Drivers, not all are available in equal quantities. In fact, some are downright tough. But Tiger Woods isn't one of them. According to the checklist supplied by Upper Deck, he's part of the most common group. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Bubba Watson are among the toughest to pull. All-time basketball great and big-time golf fan, Michael Jordan is also part of the set.

Here's a guide to 2012 SP Game Used Golf Ink Drivers short prints arranged by grouping. We've listed the overall rarity for the group. We've also calculated how hard it is to pull an individual card from that group.

Group A - 1:578 packs

Individual Card Odds: 1:1,734 packs

ID-AP Arnold Palmer
ID-BW Bubba Watson
ID-JN Jack Nicklaus

Group B - 1:143 packs

Individual Card Odds: 1:715 packs

ID-AS Annika Sorenstam
ID-DJ Dustin Johnson
ID-GP Gary Player
ID-MJ Michael Jordan
ID-NF Nick Faldo

Group C - 1:77 packs

Individual Card Odds: 1:385 packs

ID-AK Anthony Kim
ID-CV Camilo Villegas
ID-JM Johnny Miller
ID-PC Paula Creamer
ID-SG Sergio Garcia

Group D - 1:38 packs

Individual Card Odds: 1:228 packs

ID-BR Beatriz Recari
ID-DD David Duval
ID-HM Hunter Mahan - Redemption
ID-MM Matteo Manassero
ID-YY Y.E. Yang
ID-ZJ Zach Johnson

Group E - 1:5 packs

Individual Card Odds: 1:115 packs

ID-AM Azahara Munoz
ID-BC Ben Crane
ID-CK Cristie Kerr
ID-CP Corey Pavin
ID-CS Curtis Strange
ID-EE Ernie Els - Redemption
ID-FC Fred Couples
ID-GW Gary Woodland
ID-JH Jay Haas
ID-JR Justin Rose
ID-KS Kyle Stanley
ID-MK Matt Kuchar
ID-MP Morgan Pressel
ID-MW Mike Weir
ID-NG Natalie Gulbis
ID-NL Nancy Lopez
ID-PE Suzann Pettersen
ID-RF Raymond Floyd
ID-RG Retief Goosen
ID-SP Se Ri Pak
ID-TL Tom Lehman
ID-TW Tiger Woods
ID-WS Webb Simpson

For print runs on parallel cards, please check our full 2012 SP Game Used Golf checklist attached to the set's profile.

2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers Gallery

Here's a gallery of the set. Wherever possible, we've included the main Silver Inked Drivers card, although a couple have images of the parallels. Gary Player images were not available.

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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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