Bring golf’s most exciting player straight to your home or office
Las Vegas, NV (March 18, 2009) – The 2000 calendar year was an especially good one for Tiger Woods. He won three consecutive majors on his way to eventually fulfilling golf’s grand slam when he won the 2001 Masters. Winning four majors in a row – albeit not in the same calendar year – still ranks as one of golf’s greatest achievements. Now you can relive two of those majors by picking up the newly unveiled “Pro Shots” figures from Upper Deck. Spotlighting two of Tiger’s most thrilling moments from 2000, the U.S. Open and British Open, the just-released Tiger Series 2 Pro Shots action figures are sure to be some of this year’s most sought-after sports figures. The two moments captured include Tiger’s incomparable backswing with his driver in hand (British Open) and his crowd-pleasing iron shot on the fairway (U.S. Open).
The beautifully crafted figures are now being prepped to ship next week to your favorite retail and hobby shops. Locations include Toys R' Us, Champs, BC Sports, and select Target, Sports Authority, and Dick's Sporting Goods. Be sure to keep your eye out for the alternate colorway versions in clam shell packaging to complete your Tiger collection. The alternate versions are available only at Champs outlets and hobby stores.
Pro Shots figures are 7" scale collectible figures presented in the popular "hyper-realistic" style. With sculpting by industry leading Gentle Giant Studios and an impeccable level of accuracy in paint and deco applications, Pro Shots action figures recreate the top moments of sport's top athletes. Packaged in either a diorama collector's box or in a crisp clam shell, each Pro Shots figure connects the collector to the emotional moment out on the field of play. Pro Shots figures packaged inside the clear “in the moment” diorama-style display box also include an Upper Deck trading card commemorating the moment.
“We’re very pleased with these latest ‘Pro Shots’ figures of Tiger,” said Eric Hansel, sports collectibles product manager for Upper Deck Authenticated, Upper Deck’s memorabilia division. “Sculpting studio Gentle Giant once again did a fantastic job capturing Tiger’s phenomenal work out on the links and now collectors will reap the benefits of this superior work.”
Besides these latest two variations, Upper Deck has previously released Tiger’s victories at the 1997 Masters and the 2000 PGA Championship. The suggested retail price for each one is $15.99 to $19.99. Collectors can also track down the special alternate colorway versions of each figure at www.upperdeckstore.com starting in early April.
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