Record $4.3 Million for 2017 National Treasures Patrick Mahomes Rookie Autograph Shield

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There’s a new king at the top of the list for the most expensive football cards of all-time. A rookie-year 2017 Panini National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph Platinum Patrick Mahomes sold for $4.3 million.

2017 Panini National Treasures Rookie Patch Autographs Platinum Patrick Mahomes NFL Shield

The card is a one-of-one version of Mahomes’ most valuable Rookie Card. Instead of the standard jumbo patch, this one comes with an NFL Shield logo. It’s graded NM-MT+ 8.5 by BGS with a 10 for the signature. The individual subgrades break down to 9.5 for centering and corners, 9 on the edges and 8 for the surface.

PWCC Marketplace announced the private sale. The buyer, LJ’s Card Shop in New Albany, Ohio, said in a statement, “The 2017 National Treasures NFL Shield Patrick Mahomes rookie is truly a piece of art and we are honored to add this card to our collection.”

The sale breaks the previous high of $3,107,372 for a football card, a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady autograph graded BGS 9. That card sold at auction through Lelands in June.

Over the past several months, the football card price record has changed several times. For perspective, a Black version of the 2017 National Treasures Mahomes RC was the record holder for a short time early in 2021. It sold for $840,000. Since then, multiple 2000 Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady’s took things over the $1 million.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Jody Hoffmann 18 September, 2021 at 15:06

    still trying to get in touch with you folks. I am getting ready to turn in a michael jordan card auto, a pic of the griffey’s with auto’s, and a few balls with auto’s. few questions: 1. i get the prices for auto’s by name, but then doe’s that include the grading as well, or do i have to send in a seperate grading price, if so what exactly is that for the “auto card”. 2. I’m guessing the 8 by 10 pic of griffey’s i have to pay for each auto to get authenticated but no “card fee” as it’s on a pic. also, does that pick get encased or no? 3. Is there an encasing fee as well, if so what exactly is that? 4. i get balls get encased from what i was reading, i don’t have any bats, which i believe get now encased as well? but i do have a few other pics with auto’s. Thanks for your time.

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