2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady (Rookie Ticket Autograph...
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
Description2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady (Rookie Ticket Autograph) #144 BGS Mint 9 - Auto 10. Tom Brady entered the NFL with no fireworks or confetti showers. As impossible as it seems today, he was the 199th overall pick in the 2000 draft. The 2000 season opened with Brady as the #4 quarterback for the Patriots. He would complete only one of three passes for six yards. In 2001 he took the reins of the New England Patriots from an injured Drew Bledsoe. The rest of this story is NFL history. Brady went on to appear in eight Super Bowls (the only player to do so for one team), winning five of them. He has been in over a dozen Pro Bowls; Voted NFL Most Valuable Player three times; NFL Passing Yards leader three times; NFL Passing Touchdowns leader four times; 2000's NFL All-Decade Team honoree plus other awards and accolades. Brady is over 40 with no signs of stopping anytime soon, Brady has amassed over 6,775 completions on over 10,500 attempts. He has thrown for 581 touchdowns amassing passing yards that is approaching the 80,000 level.
To this day the Contenders issue still remains one of the most popular among modern football card collectors largely in part to the rookie ticket design. This Tom Brady rookie ticket autograph is arguably the best card ever to be released by Playoff Contenders. The card has been graded BGS Mint 9 with subgrades Centering 10, Corners 8.5, Edges 9, Surface 9 and a blue marker autograph graded Beckett 10 Auto.
Guide Value or Estimate: $80,000 - up.
Signature Internet Extended Bid: These Auctions are presented via catalog and online. Bidding is taken through our website or via phone. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30. Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.