“To Drew Best of Luck!!” That’s the inscription Tom Brady wrote on a card he signed and handed to Drew Bledsoe as a thank-you for helping him during training camp in 2000—Brady’s rookie season. Bledsoe laughed, apparently assuming it was a joke from the sixth-round draft pick, then flicked the card into the garbage. That’s according to Rhode Island collector Stephen Blessing who claims his father, a former equipment manager for the New England Patriots, witnessed the exchange between Brady and Bledsoe. “Brady told Bledsoe that he wanted to give him his first autographed card,” Blessing says, recounting his dad’s…

Become a Beckett Plus member and get access to this article and more in-depth coverage.

This article is for subscribers only.
Try Now for $1

Already a subscriber?


Tens of millions of cards available for sale in the
Beckett Marketplace!

Get up-to-date pricing for your favorite sports cards with a
Beckett OPG Subscription

We use cookies to help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience. By navigating the site, you agree to the use of cookies to collect information. Read our Cookie Policy.
Accept & Close