Woods Signs Deal With Upper Deck


Tiger Woods agreed to a five-year deal Wednesday with The Upper Deck Company that gives it rights to produce his autographed memorabilia.
I want to insure my fans are getting high quality, authentic products, Woods said in a statement. Terms were not disclosed.
Upper Deck will also distribute the only authorized trading cards of Woods and dozens of other PGA Tour players. They are the only company licensed by all four major league sports to produce trading cards.
Upper Deck has a trademark hologram that prevents its cards from being counterfeited.
Professional autograph seekers try to get Woods and other stars to sign memorabilia that is later put up for sale. Dozens were at the Byron Nelson Classic, two weeks ago, by 8am with briefcases packed with collectible items.
One man was so intent on getting Tigers signature at Pebble Beach in February that he tripped Woods, causing him to hyperextend his left knee.
Woods agent, Mark Steinberg, said the worlds top golfer will still sign autographs at the golf course, but he will be more selective with what he signs ' hats, programs and slips of paper instead of pin flags or glossy photographs.
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