Artifacts Golf Trading Cards
The history of golf trading cards goes back to the late 1800s when tobacco company owners used the shape of sports cards to promote their products. Often featuring national flags and sports icons, these cards became known as “tobacco cards”. In the early 20th century, golf had become one of the most popular sports in the world. Unfortunately, natural attrition has made complete sets from 1898 to 1930 virtually extinct.
The first set of Artifacts Golf trading cards will be released in the 2021 season. This set will feature the biggest names in golf, including Tiger Woods. The demand for this series is very high, and a sealed hobby box of the set can sell for $1,000 or more. This set will include 50 base cards and 30 rookies. It will also contain rare red and black parallels. There will also be autographs on the cards, and each card will feature a game-worn golf ball from the player’s golf game.
The Artifacts Golf set includes signed versions of famous golfers. These autographed versions will have a lower value due to overproduction. However, there is a good chance that the card set will continue to hold value in the future.
Tobacco trading cards
A set of tobacco trading cards featuring golf players from the early twentieth century is a rare find. Produced by the Liverpool and London-based Cope Brothers & Company, these cards feature cartoon images of the players and the sport. Each card has a title that varies from a player’s name to a scene from the game. The back of the card includes a checklist.
Before the war, cigarettes were packaged in stiff, plain cardboard for protection. In the 1870s, an American tobacco company changed this packaging by replacing the plain cardboard with a variety of images. Sports themes became more prevalent and “tobacco cards” became popular across the world. The earliest sets featured golf-related images, which spawned popular tobacco golf series such as Ogden and Cope.
Standard Aurum cards
There are several reasons to collect Standard Aurum golf trading cards. First, they are incredibly rare. Typically, you can expect to find a single card of a top professional golfer in just one pack. You can also expect to see autographed cards and signed relics.
In addition to autographs, this line also features relics from legendary PGA courses. These cards are made to look like they were actually there. There are several different types of relics, including a few that are numbered one-of-one.
Autographed versions of trading cards
Golf trading cards have been absent from stores for the past nine years. The last golf-exclusive product was released in 2014. While cards for golf have never gained the mass appeal of baseball and basketball trading cards, there is a growing fan base worldwide. In fact, a recent study by GolfDigest stated that the game is poised for a comeback in the next few years.
The first release of golf cards in seven years, Artifacts, is a premium card set featuring signed items from iconic players and rising stars. The cards feature some of the top talent in the game, including 15-time major championship winner Tiger Woods and World Golf Hall of Fame members Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
Upper Deck’s new release
The premier sports collectibles company, Upper Deck, has announced a new release in its golf portfolio. The new Artifacts golf trading card set will feature memorabilia and autographs of golf legends. It is scheduled to hit store shelves in spring 2021. Collectors can expect to find autographs of PGA superstars such as Tiger Woods, as well as up-and-coming stars like Lexi Thompson.
The new set will feature a 50-card base set, a 30-card rookie set, a Multi-Majors Winners Memorabilia subset, and rare signed memorabilia cards. In addition, collectors will also find “Course Relic” cards crafted from dirt and sand taken from the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.