- Someone paid $1.23 million for a signed Tom Brady card just a few days before the QB announced his retirement.
- It isn’t currently the most valuable Tom Brady card, but with his retirement its value may have just skyrocketed.
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Someone is feeling pretty good today about shelling out $1.23 million to purchase a signed Tom Brady rookie card.
The card, an autographed 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Card, numbered 99/100, was sold at an online auction over the weekend to an anonymous bidder.
Tom Brady will always be the GOAT!
2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph 99/100 BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 – Auto 9
Price Realized: $1,234,843
— Lelands Auctions (@Lelandsdotcom) February 2, 2022
The starting bid for the signed Brady rookie card was $250,000. 30 bids later, it sold for $1.23 million, which, as it turns out, may have actually been quite a steal.
For one, pre-sale estimates believed the card would sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million. Second, just a few days after the purchase, Tom Brady decided to retire, completely changing the game when it comes to TB12 collectibles.
Tom Brady rookie cards have blown up in value over the past three years
In February of 2019, a Tom Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Autograph Card sold for $410,000.
A 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Card #144 autographed by the GOAT sold for $555,988 in January 2021.
In March of 2021, an autographed Tom Brady 2000 Playoff Contender Championship Ticket Card sold for a then-record $1.32 million.
Just three months later, a Tom Brady Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Autograph Edition Card blew that record out of the water with a sale price of $3.107 million.
Among the other sports memorabilia in the auction were a signed game-worn Tom Brady jersey, a 1980 Team USA Hockey gold medal jersey, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card, a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card, a 1910 E98 Ty Cobb 1 of 2 Gem Mint 10 card, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387th point basketball, a PSA Gem Mint 10 Michael Jordan rookie card, and the Air Jordans from MJ’s “Broken Foot Game” which sold for $422,000.