Weekend bidding has made the 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket autographed rookie up for bid at Lelands the very best priced soccer card of all-time—and there’s nonetheless a number of extra days left within the public sale.
The BGS 9 instance of Brady’s high rookie card—considered one of 100 that carry his autograph—stood at $1,895,217 as of Monday afternoon. With the 20 p.c purchaser’s premium factored in, the successful bidder would pay over $2.27 million even when no different bids are entered. That will high the value paid for one more instance of the identical card, graded BGS 8.5, that Lelands offered earlier this yr.
The cardboard is considered one of seven Brady Championship Tickets graded 9 by BGS, with none increased.
The cardboard’s subgrades embody a 9.5 for centering, a 9 for edges and floor and eight.5 for corners. The signature is graded an ideal 10.
PSA and Beckett have now graded 91 of the 100 Championship Ticket Brady rookie autograph playing cards in all, so the chances of one other card ultimately grading increased would look like pretty slim. With the borderless design and fewer care that was doubtless afforded to a number of the present playing cards 20 years in the past, excessive grade examples will at all times be scarce. Two different BGS 8.5 Brady Championship Ticket autos offered for over $1.7 million and practically $1.6 million at public sale over the past 5 weeks.
As just lately as 2019, one of many seven BGS 9 Brady playing cards sold for $400,100 however curiosity in Brady’s greatest rookie playing cards has skyrocketed within the final a number of months as he provides to his Corridor of Fame profession simply as the marketplace for high-end playing cards has exploded.
An inconceivable and unprecedented seventh Tremendous Bowl title within the first season together with his new teammates on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—and the potential of no less than one other championship—has collectors and buyers snapping up Brady’s earliest playing cards.
The Contenders line was among the many first to point out Brady in his full New England Patriots uniform as most of the earliest points that season image him in his faculty jersey or in a purple observe jersey.
The again of the cardboard hails Brady as a “take cost chief with the Wolverines, compiling a 20-5 file over the previous two seasons as a starter.”
The unnumbered “Rookie Ticket” model of the identical card noticed a high value of $555,988 for a PSA 10 offered on eBay earlier this yr. Two BGS 9 examples have just lately offered at public sale for $145,200 and $78,000—all costs which can be symbolize dramatic will increase from recorded gross sales previous to 2021.
Along with the Championship Ticket rookie, Lelands can also be promoting the ball Brady threw for his first NFL touchdown pass. Bidding was at $163,714 as of Monday.
The public sale will proceed via Thursday at Lelands.com.