In an effort to beef up my golf card collection, I decided to pick up a golfer's autograph. Since I'm a budget collector, I decided to forgo the obvious (and expensive) autographs of some of the more famous golfers -- Woods, Mickelson, Nicklaus, Norman, Palmer, Player, etc. -- and select a player with which I have a more personal connection.
I selected this 2002 Upper Deck SP Scorecard Signatures card of Jeff Maggert. While the card is not serial numbered, the autograph is on-card and very legible, which are both very big pluses in my book.
While I've never personally met Mr. Maggert, he is my best friend's sister-in-law's first cousin. Sure, it's not the greatest connection in the world, but it's always been enough for me to root for Jeff whenever he's been on tv.
The closest I ever got to meeting him was when my dad and I followed him for a dozen holes when he was playing in the now-defunct International Golf Tournament in Castle Rock, CO.
And if the above humble-brags weren't enough, I've also swung his old Ping driver that he gave to his cousin-in-law (who is my best-friend's brother).
Anyway, I'm glad to have his autograph and I'm hoping this will keep me motivated to build up my golf card collection in the future.