Autographed Tom Brady rookie card sells for $2.25 million, breaking earlier document by almost $1 million

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An autographed Tom Brady rookie card broke its earlier sale document on Friday when an nameless purchaser bought one for $2.25 million by Lelands, a sports activities memorabilia and card public sale website. This sale was almost $1 million over the earlier document, when the same card was offered for $1.32 million again in March.

The cardboard itself is a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket that was autographed and one in every of simply 100 made. Fitbit CEO James Park bought one in March. His card was rated an 8/10 for card high quality, and 10/10 for autograph high quality. The one bought Friday was an 8.5 and 9, respectively.

“I wasn’t shocked (by the worth), however I used to be actually stunned,” Lelands president Mike Heffner mentioned, per ESPN. “I do know the market is headed upward, particularly with uncommon and fascinating playing cards equivalent to that one, however I did not actually anticipate it. I had an inkling simply feeling the efficiency of the opposite playing cards over the previous month, it was actually a chance however these trendy playing cards are undoubtedly for actual.”

The primary of these two playing cards had smashed a earlier document for most costly NFL rookie card. That document used to belong to a Patrick Mahomes rookie card, which offered for $861,000 in February — although that card is even extra uncommon, with solely 5 in existence.

These excessive value tags for buying and selling playing cards are emblematic of the current explosion in card gathering that has occurred all through the nation for the reason that starting of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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