Breaking Barriers: Women of 2021 Upper Deck Artifacts Golf – The golf collecting market has been on an extensive hiatus that has finally been broken by the 2021 Upper Deck Artifacts product. Fans of the LPGA are sure to be delighted with the myriad of base cards, memorabilia, and autographs of greats of the game, past and present, that make up nearly a quarter of the checklist. Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam, Danielle Kang, and Lexi Thompson are a few of the women of the sport that are highlighted in this highly anticipated product.
Nancy Lopez has been an icon since her first season in 1978, when she won nine tournaments (five in a row), made the cover of Sports Illustrated, and was named AP Female Athlete of the Year. She is featured heavily throughout the product. She appears in the base set, as well as on several parallels, relic and memorabilia cards, premium parallels, and autographs. The Ball Marker relics and Hole-in-One remnants feature items from Lopez in her prime.
Another great, Annika Sorenstam, also makes a big splash in the product. With over $22 million in career earnings and 3rd all-time in LPGA wins, Sorenstam is considered by many to be the greatest women’s golfer of all-time. Along with base and several parallels, she is also featured on a multitude of dual relic and autographed cards. The Aurum and Aurum Signatures are likely to be high on collectors’ wish lists.
Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson are current stand out players that bring another level of hype to this product. Kang broke into the LPGA at 14 years-old, while Thompson was the youngest ever to qualify for the U.S. Open, at the age of 12.
Danielle Kang, who has won five LPGA tournaments, one of which was a major is currently ranked 6th in the Women’s World Golf Rolex Rankings. She is the highest-ranking player represented in the product. Kang is featured on two Black Diamond items, as well as on several parallels, autographs, and memorabilia cards.
Lexi Thompson, currently ranked 9th in the Women’s World Golf Rolex Rankings has one major and eleven wins to her name at just 26 years old. Highlights of the product featuring Thompson include several parallel autograph memorabilia cards and a Black Diamond Gemography autograph.
Be on the lookout for more great women of the greens in this product and in two more product releases that Upper Deck has planned for this year.
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