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    2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady Rookie #118 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 489/1250. Seven Super Bowl rings, five Super Bowl MVP's, three NFL MVPS, and the career records for touchdown passes (and the passing yardage record awaiting him in 2021). Unquestionably the most accomplished player in the full history of the National Football League, Tom Brady appears to be as safe an investment as any in the sports card marketplace. Here's a rookie as handsome as the future first-ballot Hall of Famer, a card over three times as rare as the fabled 1986 Fleer Jordan rookie at this elite grade level.

    Graded PSA Gem Mint 10. The 2000 SP Authentic series offers one of his rookie card debuts. A limited edition with only 1,250 ever produced, we have card #489/1250. The card is perfectly centered and features four razor sharp corners as one would expect from any card that earns the Gem MT assessment.


    More Information: The Tom Brady Trading Card Collection,

    Mark Twain once said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes." That's certainly a truism for the sports collectibles marketplace, where we have seen trading cards of elite stars begin to crest when the fans who were young during those athletes' prime enter their peak earning years. Look at what is happening to Michael Jordan cards right now and you'll see echoes of what happened to Mickey Mantle a generation earlier. Thankfully, the trend for every trading card of significance has been rising since sports collectibles auctions first turned the hobby into an international marketplace, but the spikes have always seemed to come at the same distance from an athlete's retirement.

    So we're left to wonder--what will the spike for Tom Brady look like? It's unlikely that it's happening right now, as the seven-time Super Bowl Champion continues to reign as the handsome face of the National Football League. We fully expect that collectors will one day look at the prices realized for the remarkable collection that follows and marvel at the bargains in much the same way that we look back on pricing for Michael Jordan rookies ten or twenty years ago with an aching sense of regret that we didn't invest everything we had.

    As Brady himself has shown us, even the most outrageous records are made to be broken--just ask his personal football hero, four-time Super Bowl Champion Joe Montana. And while it's difficult to imagine that anybody but Tom himself will win eight of them, it's just as difficult to believe we're anywhere close to the top of his market as he remains in active duty. The cards on the pages that follow--the pride and joy of a single Heritage consignor--are almost certainly just beginning their climb to their eventual pricing peaks.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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