April 2019 Spring Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/5/2019
According to a recent article in the New York Post, Tiger Woods's April 14th victory at the Masters was worth an estimated $4 billion in valuation gains to Nike. The athletic footwear and apparel company stuck by Woods through thick and thin, and it is certainly now paying dividends. Speaking of paying off, early investors in the legendary golfer's sports cards have cashed in on his success and popularity over the years, and today his cardboard is once again one of the hottest commodities in the hobby. Offered here is one of those lesser-known items for which true Tiger aficionados are always on the look out. Available here in stunning BGS 9.5 Gem Mint condition is this 4" x 6" collectible—roughly the size of a standard postcard—which was distributed in select Niketown stores as part of a 1996 company promotion. Surely most of these cards were thrown away, and even for the sports fans who had heard of Tiger back in '96, the same year he turned pro, there was no indication that these cards would eventually become valuable, so even those cards which were kept as keepsakes were mostly not handled with care like collectibles. Featuring an attractive black-and-white photo of Woods measuring up a putt on the obverse, it is the all-black reverse of the card that is of particular interest to hobbyists, as it is rarely found without some border chipping. Not here! The offered card has rightly earned a gem mint 9.5 edges subgrade, one of three gem subgrades to its credit. If you are looking to score a high-end rookie of the greatest golfer in history—and one with the pedigree of Nike, no less—this is a card that is the cardboard equivalent of a hole-in-one.
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Auction closed on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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