An autographed Tom Brady rookie card printed in 2000 sold for a record $ 3,107 million at the Lelands Mid-Spring Classic auction on Saturday, two months after a similar card was picked up for $ 2.25 million.
The 43-year-old’s signed card from the 43-year-old’s rookie season with the New England Patriots was rated higher than the one that sold for 2.25 million, with the auction house calling it the “Most Important Soccer Card in the World. world”.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady, who earned his fifth Super Bowl MVP award in February after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the championship game, is one of two quarterbacks to They have lifted the Lombardi Trophy with two different teams.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion is considered one of the greatest to play the game.
“Tom Brady is the GOAT and continues to break records both on and off the field of play,” Jordan Gilroy, Lelands’ director of acquisitions, was quoted as saying by the US media.
“It stands to reason that Brady set another record for the most expensive football card ever sold at a public auction.”
An “ultra rare” signed rookie card for four-time NBA champion LeBron James sold for $ 5.2 million in April, breaking the record for the most expensive basketball card ever sold.
It also equaled the record for any sports trading card, matching the amount paid for a 1952 rookie card for baseball great Mickey Mantle.
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