Tom Brady rookie card sells for record-breaking worth at over $3.1 million at public sale


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As Tom Brady’s NFL profession has gone on seemingly with out finish, it is turn into straightforward to overlook that the seven-time Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback as soon as had a starting as a rookie on the New England Patriots in 2000. A starting which served as the start line of his incomparable profession, and solely continues to supply worth for memorabilia collectors.

In line with a report by Mike Reiss of ESPN, a Tom Brady soccer card from his rookie yr offered for $3.107 million on the Lelands Mid-Spring Traditional Public sale, setting a brand new document for the best sum ever paid for a soccer card at a public public sale. The sale bests a document set two months in the past when one other card from Brady’s rookie season was offered by Lelands for $2.25 million.

The precise card that was offered was a Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Autograph version graded at Mint 9. Solely seven copies of the cardboard in Mint 9 are recognized to exist, with none graded larger.

By now, Brady’s origin story is pretty well-known: A sixth-round choose by the Patriots within the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady started his profession in New England as a fourth-string backup earlier than working his means as much as the highest backup quarterback behind Drew Bledsoe. Brady solely appeared in a single recreation as a rookie, finishing one cross for six yards in a blowout loss to the Detroit Lions.

His path to stardom would start in earnest the following season, when Brady was subbed in for Bledsoe, who suffered inside bleeding after a vicious hit from linebacker Mo Lewis in a recreation in opposition to the New York Jets. Brady taking up for Bledsoe would spark the workforce’s run to Tremendous Bowl XXXVI, the Patriots’ dynasty of the 2000s and 2010s, and Brady’s personal particular person dynasty which continues with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.



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