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Upper Deck's new golf trading cards come with something more valuable than bubble gum

By Stephen Hennessey

For golf-memorabilia buffs, there's plenty packed into Upper Deck's new trading-card set. The 2014 Exquisite Golf Collection comes in packs of six cards, five of which are autographed by a tour pro.

loop-UpperDeck-Michelle-Wie518.jpgEach card is numbered to prove its authenticity. Current PGA Tour pros, legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, and LPGA players are all included. Among the highlights of the set are rookie cards from Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Graeme McDowell and Cheyenne Woods.

loop-UpperDeck-Rory-McIlroy-518.jpgThe cards also incorporate swatches of game-worn golf shirts, which have been sent directly from tour pros to Upper Deck, says sports marketing manager Chris Carlin. Additionally, the collection includes the largest offering of autographed Tiger Woods cards that Upper Deck has ever offered.

Packs are selling for $650.

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