Upper Deck Company, one of the few that stood behind the world's most famous golfer, will offer a series of new Tiger Woods signature items as Woods returns from what UD is calling "a 144-day hiatus"...as a strange new Nike commercial featuring Tiger and his late father hits the air.
To coincide with Tiger’s quest for a fifth green jacket from Augusta, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) – the company's memorabilia division--will unveil new autographed items , many of which commemorate this week’s arrival of the four-time Masters champion.
“We’re extremely excited to showcase these five latest products celebrating Tiger’s return to the PGA Tour,” said Richard McWilliam, Upper Deck’s CEO and Founder. “We wish him well this week as we’ve put together some pretty compelling items that we’re confident collectors will no doubt cherish for years to come.”
Woods has served as an exclusive autograph signer for UDA since 2001 and remains one of Upper Deck’s best-selling athletes of all-time. The five new Tiger Woods signature that will be going on sale shortly include: 1.) Curved Display Case with Range-Driven Golf Ball and Autograph Label (limited to 50), $699.99; 2.) Curved Display Case with Range-Driven Golf Ball and Unsigned Photo (limited to 50), $199.99; 3.) Autographed Black TW Tour Flex Cap, same style worn by Tiger (limited to 100), $999.99; 4.) Autographed Air Zoom TW 2010 Golf Cleats, Black/Gunmetal, Size 11 (limited to 50), $1,399.99; and 5.) Autographed Carmine Dri-Fit Polo Shirt (limited to 100), $1,799.99.
Nike unveiled a new TV ad featuring a static image of Tiger staring into the camera while edited clips of his late father Earl play. In the video released on You Tube, Earl Woods appears to be asking Woods about his sex scandal. It's a little like a Saturday Night Live skit about weird TV shows.