Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

While he may never repair the damage to his reputation, Tiger Woods appears to be returning to his dominant ways and collectors are eager to welcome him back. Stuck on 14 Majors since 2008, the next step in his ascension back to the top would be for him to add that total. If and when that happens, expect a boom reminiscent of his early-2000 values, when he was unstoppable on the course. Tiger Woods cards have always enjoyed strong demand and values will begin to push as he continues to win.

Despite there being quite a few certified Tiger Woods autographed card options, they still maintain strong values based on generally low print runs, supply-control by Upper Deck and limited yearly golf products. Counting down from ten to one, the following cards represent the best overall options among Tiger Woods cards. While any of Tiger Wood's certified autograph cards would be a great addition to any collection, several have emerged as fan favorites. Additionally, the handful of cards that are generally viewed as the first golf cards for Woods continue to be popular.

Top Tiger Woods Cards

10. 1997-98 Grand Slam Ventures Master Collection Tiger Woods #1997

This is a boring-looking card. Maybe it would work better as a poster. Having said that, it remains popular despite being part of a box set and not coming from an established brand. There is also a gold foil parallel, which is more hotly pursed by collectors.

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9. 2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1

The only "official" Tiger Woods base rookie, this card is a great low-to-mid value option. While there are several Tiger Woods cards in the 2001 Upper Deck Golf base set, this is the one you want. Young, excited and passionate, this card typifies all the positive attributes of Tiger that made him a star.

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

8. 1996 Sports Illustrated for Kids II Tiger Woods #536

When you think about it, it is pretty ridiculous how valuable these cards became. They were originally found in perforated sheets which were located inside the December 1996 Sports Illustrated for Kids magazines. Tiger Woods shares the page with eight other athletes, including Martina Hingis, Doug Flutie, Jerry Stackhouse and Lisa Leslie. Given the intended consumer, it comes as no surprise that the design is clearly childish and looks cheap. Although there are many reasons why it should be nothing more than a novelty, this is a great example of what makes collecting special. Even when it goes against all conventional wisdom, collectors inevitably decide which cards are valuable.

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

7. 2012 SP Game Used Inked Drivers Silver Tiger Woods #IDTW Autograph

2012 SP Game Used made big waves with their Inked Drivers Autograph set. The unique idea applied a metal slab that was designed to look like the face of a driver head. This metal surface became the canvas for the autographs. In most products, Tiger Woods is among the longest odds for autographs. However, Tiger Woods was part of a 23-player group that fell 1:5 packs, on average. There are also a few rare parallels, including Black (#/10) and Red & White (#/5).

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6. 2001 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Red Tiger Woods Autograph

SP Authentic Sign of the Times is a popular autograph option that features multiple cards for Tiger Woods. The card print runs range from #/274 to #/4. Six cards out of the seven-card set showcase a high-profile win, and one card honors the "Tiger Slam."

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

5. 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Sport Royalty Autographs Tiger Woods #SRATW

One of the newest Tiger Woods autographs, this un-numbered Sports Royalty Autograph card receives considerable interest based on its rarity and appealing design. Clearly borrowing from 1933 Sport Kings, this on-card autograph from Tiger Woods is part of Group A, with odds of 1:7,473 packs. Group A also includes Michael Jordan, Nolan Ryan, LeBron James and Jerry Rice.

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

4. 2001 Upper Deck Player's Ink Tiger Woods #TW Autograph

Another autograph from his inaugural Upper Deck inclusion, Player's Ink features a horizontal layout, with a green and white color scheme. Additionally, the card design incorporates a scorecard, further evoking the golf mindset. There is also a gold parallel (#/25).

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

3. 2012 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Duals Tiger Woods / Michael Jordan #ST2TM Autograph

On the surface, this might seem bizarre because golf and basketball have nothing in common. However, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan make for one formidable pairing. Combining Jordan's well-known love of golf, with both Jordan and Woods' dominance at their respective sports, and it begins to make sense. Add to that their shared Nike and Upper Deck backgrounds, and the two seem well-suited to share space on a card together. Pairing the signatures of two of the most influential and dominant athletes in modern sports, this is one amazing card.

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

2. 2013 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Master Collection Golf Autographs

Many products fall flat because they are merely the rehashing of the same basic formula. Upper Deck took the right combination of old and new, and hit a home run with 2013 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Master Collection. The product is absolutely loaded with low-numbered autographs that have regularly been selling for huge amounts. Five of the best options are shown below. However, if you had to narrow it down, the Tiger Woods Exquisite rookie patch is the clear winner. Playing off the iconic 2003-04 Exquisite Basketball design, this is the biggest draw from a product filled with autographs from the golfing great.

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1. 2001 SP Authentic Tiger Woods #45 Autograph #/900

The other "official" rookie card for Tiger Woods, a plentiful supply and roller-coaster values have made this one of the top selling Tiger Woods autographs. With a print run of 900, there are many out there, but values remain strong. The simple and modern design utilizes an on-card autograph to make for one of the most popular Tiger Woods cards. A gold parallel (#/100) offers collectors more rarity.

Top 10 Tiger Woods Cards

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. I bought this Tiger woods card back in 2001. I think it must be a hard to find card because I cannot find a match to it any where. I was hoping you could find what it is worth for me as I am interested in selling it. it is a 2001 Upper Deck #tt-tw Tiger Woods Tour Time 3 x 5 promo numbered 109 of 2001. it has a WCG 10gem mint #616464419. is it in perfect shape as I had it in storage for the lase 12 yrs. could you help me find out it is worth please as I would like to sell it I could really use the money for an operation fro my wife. thatnks for any help you could give me . that againg-Jeff

  2. JEFF WILLIAMS Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s worth much. Here’s one that sold in late-June for less than $2 on eBay:

  3. i have an autographed picture of Tiger woods at age 14 … It was acquired at the Feb 22,1992 Instant Quaker Oatmeal Today’s Sports Ground Breakers … What is the value of this photo?

  4. I have tiger woods spa 2001 rookie #/100 not graded but sealed in mint condition…anybody interested??

  5. Anyone know the print run on the Jordan/Tiger Auto for 2012 SPA? I pulled on a few weeks ago.

  6. I have 26 packs of unopened 2001 Premium Edition. Upper Deck golf cards / packs of 5 .
    They have Tiger Woods picture on them and have no idea if I should sell them as is or open them and see what’s in store !
    Please help me :)

  7. Have a 2010 World of sports card # 302 autographed. It is suppose to be the most rarest card. I want to sell it but have no idea what its worth. Beckett doesnt even list the card. Can you please point me in the right direction.


  8. I have the 1997 uncut masters gsv sheet that ends with Tiger. From what I read these sheets were not intended to be posters and are rare because people were hand cutting the Tiger card to get a better rating. I have seen later sheets for sale that end with 99 champ for $450 (5 years ago). Would this be considered a rookie card?

  9. Trey,

    It’s absolutely disgusting what certain companies do to produce low number productions of cards to demand ridiculous amounts of $’s for them. The autographed priced ones have gotten totally out of hand, and I can see that you support this kind of conduct by recognizing these cards. Why should a 2001 or even later card of Tiger Woods be worth more than a true rookie card from 1996 or 1997, just because a certain company only makes a few of them? It’s really sick.

    Mike Cohen

  10. Mike Cohen There is something out there for each collector and the whole point of this top list is to highlight multiple options that can apply to many different budgets and preferences. While you might prefer the earliest TW cards, plenty of collectors seek out Woods’ autographs and the cards generally viewed as his official rookies.

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