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Lorena Ochoa retires at top of her game in the hobby by Chris Olds
April 20, 2010, 2:56 pm
Filed under: LPGA, Upper Deck | Tags: , , , , , ,

One of the LPGA’s biggest stars, Lorena Ochoa, announced her retirement on Tuesday, marking the end of a Hall of Fame-caliber career that included 27 victories.

And when it comes to golf cards, Ochoa has been among the modern-day giants not known by a single name like Tiger or Annika.

The 28-year-old from Mexico revealed her plans on her website and will discuss the decision later in the week — a move that is likely just an extended break from the sport, not a permanent retirement. The world’s No. 1-ranked player became the second-youngest player to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame in 2008 (based on victories) but hasn’t yet met the final requirement for automatic induction as an active player by playing 10 years on the tour.

Although Upper Deck (or any other company) hasn’t released a PGA set since 2005, Ochoa appears on a total of 67 cards — 32 of those autographed.

She appears on just four Rookie Cards — the most valuable being her 2003 SP Game Used autographed shirt card that is $80, while her most recognizable RC is her $60 2003 SP Authentic autographed RC seen above.

Her most valuable card tracked by Beckett Media is her 2003 SP Authentic Limited card, which is limited to just 100 copies and has sold for as much as $350.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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she probably got tired of getting hit on. the l in lpga doesn’t stand for ladies…

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