Cards Still Scarce but Jordan Spieth Bobbleheads Arrive in Atlanta By Rick Limpert
It’s no secret Jordan Spieth collectibles have become a hot commodity since the former top junior and University of Texas standout broke on to the PGA Tour in 2013 and won Rookie of the Year honors. SC Daily has detailed the popularity of Spieth memorabilia and the lack of a “rookie card” for the current leader in the FedEx Cup points and three-time major champion.
With no PGA Tour trading card contract, those cards may be scarce for awhile but there will be something new to collect beginning Wednesday.
Organizers of this week’s TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta are preparing for what could be a big turnout of golf, bobblehead and Spieth collectors. A Coca-cola sponsored Jordan Spieth bobblehead will be given away when the gates open each day. The first 2,000 fans who attend the event will receive a certificate to claim their Spieth bobble, once inside the club’s grounds.
“We are excited that Coca-Cola is partnering with us to provide complimentary Jordan Spieth bobbleheads as a way to thank our fans for supporting the finale of the PGA Tour season,” tournament Executive Director Tom Clark said.
Bobbleheads have been the most prevalent piece of Spieth memorabilia for collectors. They’ve also been created for giveaways at other PGA Tour stops like the 2014 and 2016 John Deere Classics, the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and the 2016 Byron Nelson tournament. There was also a special 2016 TOUR Championship Spieth bobble that was given to media members and VIPs. Asking prices for some of those previous nodders have stretched into hundreds of dollars.
The Atlanta tournament bobblehead features the Under Armour logo ablaze on Spieth’s hat and shirt and he’s holding a Coca-Cola bottle in honor of the event’s sponsor, while standing on a giant bottle cap.
Golf fans are wondering if the current FedEx Cup points leader will be able to hold onto his lead and win a second Cup. With big crowds expected, bobblehead fans and collectors will be wondering if they are among the first 2000 through the Welcome Pavilion gate each day. Ticket options include a grounds pass that starts on some days at $25.