Seven time Super Bowl champion and NFL icon Tom Brady’s rookie card, carrying the autograph of the legendary quarterback has been sold for an astronomical $1.32 million.
The card, a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady, only 100 of which currently exist in the world, had a grading of eight, while Brady’s signature was graded ten.
On Thursday, it was purchased by famous card collector James Park, who is also a huge fan of Brady, for $1.32 million on PWCC Marketplace, believed to be the highest price fetched by a card ever.
The company, which is a digital online auction house and repository for cards, announced the news on their official Instagram handle.
“I lived in Boston for 10 years and so am a huge fan of Brady,” James Park said after getting his hands on the card, “the last Super Bowl win was just a mind-blowing accomplishment. I’ve also had a love of collecting cards since I was a kid.”
“Given Brady’s uncontested status as GOAT in football, this card is an important piece of sports history and of any collection and I’m incredibly excited to now own 1 of only 100 of Brady’s best rookie card,” Park added.
The previous record for the highest price fetched by a card ever was credited to Patrick Mahomes, who’s card was sold at $861,000 back in February.
Gisele Bündchen says she tried to convince Tom Brady into retirement after Super Bowl LV
From his rookie card to being a player himself, Tom Brady’s name breaks record all around. The former New England Patriots stalwart won his seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy this February, making him a seven-time Super Bowl winning NFL player, more than any other player or team ever.
Although the 43-year-old has not hinted at any retirement plans, Brady revealed that his wife and supermodel Gisele Bündchen made an attempt to talk him into quitting the sport during the Super Bowl celebrations after the Buccaneers’ 31-9 victory over former champions Kansas City Chiefs at the Raymond James Stadium in February.
“I see my oldest son run over to me, and I gave him a big hug, and I saw my two little ones, and all of the sudden I saw my wife, and I gave her a big hug. And just as I did it, she says, “What more do you have to prove?”‘, Brady said on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
After Corden asked about Brady’s response to his wife, the player replied, “I just gave her a big hug. I was trying to think of a way to change the subject really quick. I think I moved on to something else pretty quickly.”