The collectible sold for more than $ 3 million, surpassing the previous mark – also Brady’s – of 2.25 million.
It’s been four months since quarterback Tom Brady threw his last pass in a game, helping lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, but that hasn’t stopped him from establishing more. records.
The latest came Friday night when a Brady rookie card sold for $ 3.107 million at the Lelands Mid-Spring Classic Auction, marking the highest amount ever paid for a football card at a public auction.
Tom Brady began his NFL career in 2000 with the New England Patriots. Getty Images
The price surpasses the 2.25 million mark, set just two months ago, when another Brady rookie card was sold in Lelands.
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The increase reflects the continuing boom in the sports card industry.
“Tom Brady is the GOAT [más grande de todos los tiempos] and continues to break records both on and off the field. It stands to reason that Brady has set another brand for the most expensive football card ever sold at public auction, “said Jordan Gilroy, director of acquisitions at Lelands.
The Brady card that sold for 3,107 million is a 2000 Edition Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Autograph. It is a higher grade (Mint 9) than the one sold by Lelands for 2.25 million earlier this year (NM-MT 8.5). Brady began his career with the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, won his seventh Super Bowl in the NFL. Getty Images
There are only seven Mint 9s, none with a higher rating.
Also, the ball from Brady’s first career touchdown pass sold for $ 428,842 at auction.
That was Oct. 14, 2001, when Brady connected with wide receiver Terry Glenn for a 21-yard touchdown. The consignor of the ball was the fan who caught it after Glenn threw it into the stands after his celebration.