In April, an anonymous bidder paid a record $2.25 million for a signed Tom Brady rookie card.
For the sake of journalistic integrity: It wasn’t me.
As it turns out, the card in question was not the “Holy Grail” of Tom Brady rookie cards it was once thought to be. There’s a new card on the block.
Check Those Bicycle Spokes
Lelands Auction House now has the highest-graded 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket autographed rookie card (a BGS MINT 9) up for bid. This card is in slightly better shape and is expected to become the most expensive football card ever. With three days to go in the bidding, the current bid sits at $1,895,217. When the 20-percent premium is added in for the auction house itself (yes, the house gets a piece of the action), the total price currently sits at $2.27 million. Wow!
Third Time Is A Charm
This will be the third time a Tom Brady football card has set new records this year. James Park, a known card collector and Tom Brady fan, purchased a Brady rookie card for a record $1.32 million in March. April brought another, and June will make three.
Is anybody surprised?
What Buccaneers fans may be asking themselves is, “Where is a dope Tom Brady, Buccaneers Super Bowl LV Champions card?”.
Please don’t tell me they are sitting in the warehouse at Target. Due to the high volume sales for collectors cards, they were taken out of the rotation for a minute. If so, I need to get my application into Target, yesterday.
So, for all you guys and girls who were just about the right age in 2000: If you weren’t engaged with the Harry Potter mania, or the Wiggles collectibles. If you had an Aunt, or an Uncle. A Mom or Dad who purchased football cards for you that you might have put away. It’s time to dig through those boxes. We might be sitting in a luxury box at Raymond James this season. It could only take one card.
Notice how I said “we” there. Hey, the house always gets a piece.