Collectors don't have a lot of options when it comes to Bubba Watson cards. But that doesn't mean there aren't some good ones.
Here are the some of the most interesting Bubba Watson golf cards available.
2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions marked the first set Watson appeared in. The multi-sport release included an extensive list of autograph signers, of which Watson was a part of. The retro-looking card features Watson following through on his swing, watching the ball fly. His clean autograph compliments the roomy on-card design. Watson also has a regular card, a variation and a handful of mini parallels in the set.
Good luck finding a 2011 Upper Deck National Convention Bubba Watson autograph. The card wasn't inserted in traditional packs. Rather, it was exclusive to the 2011 National. Limited to just 34 copies, none have shown up on eBay in the last three months. However, with Watson's new green jacket, don't be surprised if they start trading more regularly. Being the toughest Bubba Watson autograph card on the market, expect any that show up to reach new highs. More reasonably priced is the much more common unsigned version of the card (pictured below) that can be found for a couple of dollars.
Even without a piece of memorabilia or autograph, Upper Deck's Shadow Box cards are some of the nicest looking in the hobby. Included on the 2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Shadow Box checklist, this Bubba Watson card is a case hit and is very difficult to find. Prior to Watson's Master's win, the card was selling online for about $40. Watson also has an autograph in 2011 Upper Deck World of Sports.
Although there are older Bubba Watson cards, 2012 SP Authentic is the first to come from a set dedicated to golf. Regarded by many as one of two Bubba Watson rookie cards, the print run of 999 makes it fairly easy to find and reasonably priced.
Numbered to 25, this is a fairly tough card to come by. But that rarity also makes it very appealing. Watson hasn't signed a ton of cards so the ones that he has are all solid options. 2012 SP Authentic Golf has some of most options. Besides Rookie Chirography, Watson also has a Limited Rookie Autograph (#/100), a redemption for a dual autograph with Dustin Johnson and an extremely tough six-autograph card (#/6) that includes Ernie Els, amongst others.
Watson's other rookie, this one's much rarer with just 199 copies. But even with the much more limited supply, the 2012 SP Game Used card doesn't command a huge premium over the 2012 SP Authentic card.
When it comes to golf autographs, it's tough to find any cooler than the 2012 SP Game Used Inked Drivers. These use a driver plate as the autograph surface, which is then embedded into the card. Watson is in the group of the toughest signers so expect to pay a premium if you find one.
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