Buzz Break: 2001 Upper Deck golf rack box

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We’re prepping for the next 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours coming up next week. Here’s a box that we busted but didn’t make the cut … so you see it here now as a teaser of what’s to come.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2001 Upper Deck golf rack box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 8 (each includes three UD packs and one SP Authentic Preview pack)
Cards per pack: 18
Cards in this box: 144
Base set completion: 
75 of 200 (38 percent)
Duplicates: 11

Notables on base cards – Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Curtis Strange, Bobby Jones, John Daly, Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart

Insert cards: 58 (see gallery below — a few base cards in there, too)
Tiger’s Tales (24) – Tiger Woods (several duplicates, set not completed)
Golf Gallery (4) – Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Sergio Garcia (2)
Stat Leaders (2) – Sergio Garcia, Loren Roberts
National Heroes (3) – Chi Chi Rodriguez, Nick Faldo, Nick Price
E-card (1) – Jesper Parnevik
SP Authentic Preview Red (1) – Gary Player (/50)
SP Authentic Preview (23) – Tiger Woods (AS), Colin Montgomerie (AS), Ian Woosnam, Raymond Floyd, Tom Weiskopf (2), Tom Kite, Craig Stadler, Mark Calcavecchia, Nick Price, Gary Player, Peter Jacobsen, Brad Faxon, Steve Stricker (2),  Chi Chi Rodriguez, Tom Weisskopf (AOG), Fred Couples (AOG), Jesper Parnevik (AOG), Raymond Floyd (AOG), Gary Player (AOG) (2), Chi Chi Rodriguez (AOG) 

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This landmark release could have one of the biggest print runs of any 2000s product but despite that it’s one that still stands up to this day — and this particular box shows why. You have the chance at Red SP Authentic Preview parallels (/50) which can command big money beyond the box price if you land Tiger or others of note while you can also find a Preview version of Tiger’s SPA Rookie Card as well — and this box landed both of those key cards. As said here in a past break, this is a cheap, quality rip. The main chase in the standard packs is the Tiger Woods Rookie Card (also not found in this box) but we did get a mess of Tiger’s Tales inserts (one per standard pack) and a subset card of him and other stars of the PGA at that time. … The SPA Preview cards include three card types — the standard cards, the Ambassadors of Golf subset and Authentic Stars, a “sample” version of what would become numbered cards in the later release. These are stamped “xxxx/SAMPLE” where a standard card would be serial-numbered. … The lone drawback here is that opening these packs can be complicated (packs inside of packs) and some cards can often have damage from packaging. (One pack had all cards with a small crease) These boxes can be had for less than the price of a blaster box so they are a fun rip with a decent shot at some low-cost thrills.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A-

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