Phil Mickelson ranks among the top golfers of all-time, but collectors don't have many cards to chase outside of one year. Nevertheless, there are several notable Phil Mickelson cards worth adding to your golf card collection.
With 44 PGA Tour wins, Phil Mickelson ranks ninth all-time. "Lefty" has also amassed five total major champion titles and, most notably, three wins at The Masters. In his prime, he was normally the main competition for Tiger Woods. The two square off again in Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity on May 24, 2020. The competition pits Mickelson and Tom Brady versus Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning.
Earliest Phil Mickelson Cards
Although he joined the PGA Tour in 1992, collectors had to wait until 2002 for the first licensed Phil Mickelson golf cards. That year brought the official Phil Mickelson rookie cards and, somewhat surprisingly, remains the only option for his licensed PGA cards.
Although there have been several official golf products released by Upper Deck since then, Mickelson has not been featured in any capacity, even base cards.
The following guide highlights some of the top Phil Mickelson golf cards, including all his official rookie cards from 2002.
Top Phil Mickelson Golf Cards to Collect
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2002 SP Authentic Phil Mickelson RC #110 Autograph #/799
The most plentiful of all the Phil Mickelson autographs, the 2002 SP Authentic Golf rookie card is also the most popular. The on-card signature and higher print make this one of the most heavily moved cards for Lefty. Additionally, there is a Limited parallel (#/100) and an Extra Limited parallel (#/25) available for top Phil Mickelson rookie card.
2002 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Phil Mickelson #ST-PM Autograph
2002 SP Authentic Golf also offers an on-card Sign of the Times insert for Mickelson. While not serial numbered, the limited SOTT card has a reported print run of 50 copies. He also has a triple autograph with Sergio Garcia and Charles Howell III that is hand-numbered to 25.
2002 SP Game Used Phil Mickelson RC #80 Autograph Shirt #/250
A little busier than his SP Authentic rookie, Mickelson's 2002 SP Game Used rookie card adds a swatch of event-worn golf shirt from an official tournament. Numbered to 250, these pop up less often than the SPA card but are still a preferred RC option for collectors.
2002 SP Game Used Front 9 Fabric Autograph Phil Mickelson #F9S-PM #/100
Fundamentally similar to the Phil Mickelson rookie card in 2002 SP Game Used, this insert is a signed parallel to the base Front 9 Fabric relic and limited to just 100 copies.
2002 SP Game Used Scorecard Signatures Phil Mickelson #SS-PM
Expanding the signing area a little more, the short-printed Scorecard Signatures in SPGU card has just 65 copies and is joined by a parallel numbered to 25.
2002 SP Game Used Signature Swings Phil Mickelson #SS-PM
Although it is the only sticker version among the Phil Mickelson Upper Deck autographs, the Signature Swings autographs have held up better than some of the hard-signed cards. It also offers one of the largest signatures for Mickelson collectors. These can be tough to locate as the reported print run is just 58 copies.
2002 Upper Deck Collector's Club Phil Mickelson RC #PGA2
Part of a direct factory set from Upper Deck, Collector's Club includes a Phil Mickelson rookie card that can still be found for budget prices.
2002 Upper Deck Phil Mickelson RC #41
The final Phil Mickelson rookie card comes courtesy of 2002 Upper Deck Golf. The large image of Mickelson and horizontal layout give it a bold look. There is also a silver parallel.
2002 Upper Deck Authentic Golf Glove Phil Mickelson #PM-G
Found in 2002 Upper Deck Golf, the Authentic Golf Glove card for Phil Mickelson is one of the several cards to include a piece of event-worn gear. Obviously featuring a piece of his glove, the image of Mickelson on the card is virtually identical to his UD rookie card above.
He has multiple relic options from the three main golf sets produced by UD in 2002.
2002 Upper Deck Fairway Fabrics Phil Mickelson Autograph Shirt #PM-AFF
Another signed relic for Phil Mickelson, there are actually two different options for the autographed Fairway Fabrics card. The on-card Hobby version has a reported print run of only 25 copies. This is part of the overall insert set that averaged 1:288 packs.
In addition to the Authentic Signature card using a green design, there is a silver Retail-exclusive edition. Collectors can find blue or black ink signatures as well as tan/khaki or black shirt swatches.
There are unsigned Fairway Fabrics and Fairway Fabrics cards for Mickelson, as well.