$3.1 Million 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Autograph Sets Football Card Record


It’s not even football season and Tom Brady is still breaking records. A 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady Autograph set the record for the highest price ever paid for a football card, selling for $3,107,032 over the weekend as a part of Lelands’ Mid-Spring Classic 2021 auction.

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This is the third time a copy of the card has set the record this year. In March, a BGS 8 copy sold for $1.32 million. It was also the first time a football card crossed the $1 million threshold. The following month, a BGS 8.5 copy went for $2.25 million in another Lelands sale. Although not a record, a second BGS 8.5 copy hit $1.68 million through Goldin Auctions.

The new record holding 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady autograph is graded mint BGS 9 with subgrades of 9.5 for centering, 9 for edges and centering, and 8.5 for corners. The autograph has a grade of 10. It’s one of seven cards to have a BGS 9 grade with none higher.

A parallel to Brady’s most valuable Rookie Card, this particular card is serial numbered 008/100.

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A massive amount of Tom Brady rookie-year cards and memorabilia were also part of the Lelands sale.

The football from his first career touchdown pass went for $428,842. The ball, which has been photo-matched, was thrown to Terry Glenn on October 14, 2001.

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Other top card sales included a BGS 9.5 2000 Bowman Chrome Refractor for $123,484, another graded a PSA 9 for $72,983 and a BGS 8.5 2000 Playoff Contenders Round Numbers Gold dual autograph with Brady and Marc Bulger at $41,477.


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 comment

  1. peter buccheri 11 June, 2021 at 10:32

    i have a question about the tom brady playoff contenders 2000 rookie autograph gold card what does it mean if it doesnt have a number on back ?

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