Tiger Woods is a man who has enormous popularity, and many use it in the right way. This time, one of the auction houses, Golden Age Auctions, will sell Woods’ Nike shirt, which he wore in 2010 at the Masters in Augusta National. Ryan Carey of Golden Age Auctions believes it will break the record this time.
“Game-worn sports memorabilia, especially items photo-matched to a memorable moment or historic event, are setting records all around the world this year. A Michael Jordan jersey recently sold for $10.1 million at Sotheby’s, and a Diego Maradona soccer jersey recently sold for $9.3 million.”- he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
The great thing is that the shirt has Woods’ signature, as well as an inscription written by him.
“We believe this is the only Sunday red from a Masters Tournament that has been auctioned, and the others might not surface. The shirt is signed by Woods. Normally that would help the price a tiny bit, but I think it helps even more with this one. It has a massive inscription that says ‘2010 Masters Final Round,’ and Tiger doesn’t autograph stuff like that very often. It’s a huge autograph, too. This one is special that he did that.”
Tiger Woods’ shirt
A few years ago, Woods’ shirt sold for just $10,000. Therefore, many doubt that they will earn more this time.
“That was crazy that it went for so little. This will go for much more. A Tiger Woods tournament-worn shirt has never sold for $100,000. Expect that to change with this shirt.”
Carey also explained the whole process.
“I went through a bunch of our past auctions of other Tiger shirts, and when I reached out for a shirt from Tiger’s 2007 Wachovia victory, the owner said he had traded it for a different shirt, which happened to be this one. I spent several months trying to convince him to let me put it up for auction. I wanted to put it up with the Tiger Slam irons, but he wasn’t ready. But once he saw our results with the Tiger irons, he reached out almost within an hour.”