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Most Valuable Pieces of Tom Brady Sports Memorabilia

April 04, 2018 8 min read 3 Comments

Most Valuable Pieces of Tom Brady Sports Memorabilia

To many, Tom Brady is considered the greatest of all time. Therefore, sports collectors will spend a pretty penny on Tom Brady sports memorabilia. His impressive career has made Brady's trading cards and autographed items enticing for collectors.

Brady became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Auctioneers love to get their hands on his jerseys and helmets to sell to fans around the country.

As a five-time Super Bowl champion, Brady is one of the most impressive quarterbacksin NFL history. His trading cards are some of the most sought after around, and they continue to be resold for higher prices, as Brady continues his winning career.

About Tom Brady

Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977, in the town of San Mateo, California. He is the only son of Galynn and Tom Brady Sr. and has three sisters, Maureen, Nancy, and Julie.

All of his family members were great athletes, playing every sport imaginable. Brady had a ton of support at his games as his family always came to cheer him on to victory.

He grew up with memories of attending San Francisco 49ers games, and was a huge fan of quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young. The 49ers were his childhood team and led him to a lifetime love of football.

He is most famous, of course for being the star Quarterback of the New England Patriots.  Brady has become the superstar of the league.  He has won two NFL MVP and four Super Bowl MVP awards. He set a record with five Super Bowl wins after the Patriots victory against the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.

Early Athletic Career

Tom Brady had a love for sports from the very beginning of his life. He excelled, playing both football and baseball at Serra High School. He graduated in 1995 and joined the University of Michigan football team, despite having been offered the opportunity to play professional baseball.

For his first two years at Michigan, Brady didn't get much playing time. But in his junior year, he became the starting quarterback and completed 350 passes for 2,636 yards. In his senior year, Brady led the University of Michigan to victory in the Orange Bowl.

NFL Career

The New England Patriots drafted Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 draft. He initially was used as a backup quarterback and only left the bench during one game of his first season.

In 2001, the starting quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, faced a devastating injury. Brady had to take over and proved himself to be a strong team leader with a great arm.

No one could doubt his abilities once he led the team to an impressive eleven wins in the fourteen games that he started. At the end of that season, Brady helped the team win Super Bowl XXXVI over the St. Louis Rams and was the game’s MVP.

Two years later he would lead the team to another win during Super Bowl XXXVII, when the Patriots played the Carolina Panthers. He again was rewarded with the MVP award.

In 2004, Brady did it again. The Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in the Super Bowl. The team re-signed Brady in 2005, giving him a six-year contract, and in 2006 the Patriots had a 12-4 record for the regular season.

In 2007, the Patriots had an undefeated regular season and were attempting to become the 1st team to complete the entire season without a loss since the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately, they were not able to beat out the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLII.

Overcoming Injury

At the beginning of 2008, Brady had a knee injury that required several surgeries.  This forced him to miss the entire season.

Many people wondered if he would be able to return to the game as the same Tom Brady, but he proved any of his doubters wrong when he made the Pro Bowl the following year.

During the 2011 season, he helped the team earn a place in Super Bowl XLVI where the Patriots battled the New York Giants once again. Unfortunately, the team did not get the win, falling to the Giants to the score of 21-17.

The 'Deflate-gate' Scandal

In the 2014 season, the Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game to earn another trip to the Super Bowl. After the game, several of the balls were revealed to be underinflated, against NFL rules. Brady was accused of knowing that the balls had been altered.

Amidst the frenzy of the Super Bowl media, Brady focused on preparing for Super Bowl XLIX where he led the team to victory against the Seattle Seahawks. This win made him the third quarterback ever to win four championships and the second ever to win three Super Bowl MVP awards.

Prior to the beginning of the 2015 season, it was revealed that Brady most likely did know that the balls had been altered and he was suspended for the first four games. The team appealed the decision and Brady would not end up serving his suspension until the 2016 season.

In 2017, Brady once again helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl, this time against the Atlanta Falcons. Down 28-3, Brady led his team to the most impressive comeback in Super Bowl history, winning 34-28 in overtime.  This victory made Brady the first quarterback to take home five Super Bowl rings in NFL history. He also secured a fourth Super Bowl MVP award and made Tom Brady memorabilia worth more than any other football player.

Most Valuable Tom Brady Memorabilia

Tom Brady Stolen Super Bowl Jersey

The most talked about piece of Tom Brady memorabilia has to be his stolen Super Bowl LI jersey. The jersey of his monumental comeback win over the Falcons was stolen from his locker after the game.  It was taken by a Mexican reporter (who happens to be a memorabilia collector) inside the locker room.  After weeks of searching, the jersey was found in Mexico and returned to the Patriots.

It is difficult to say how much the jersey would go for if it was sold at auction. Most estimates have the jersey at well over $250,000.

Game Jersey from 2011 Win Against the Cowboys

When the Patriots made their impressive comeback and defeated the Dallas Cowboys on a game-winning touchdown pass from Tom Brady, fans around the nation rejoiced. Today people still love to relive that historic moment with his memorabilia. That Tom Brady game-used jersey from that win sold three years ago at Hunt Auctions for $46,000.

Game Jersey from 2012 Win Against St. Louis

In 2012, Brady wore an away jersey for the teams 45-7 win against St. Louis. The signed jersey sold at the 2013 NFL Super Bowl Auction for $27,600.

Game Jersey from 2012 Loss at Seattle

Despite the fact that the Patriots blew a big lead that day, a game-worn jersey from the Patriots loss at Seattle sold for $26,290 at Heritage Auctions.

2002 Super Bowl Autographed Football

The 2002 autographed game-used Super Bowl football could be a good investment for a collector. It was purchased recently for $4,915 through SCP Auctions. The ball holds a special place for fans because it comes from a come-from-behind Super Bowl win for the Patriots against the favored St. Louis Rams.

2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket

With 17 bids, a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket card that had been graded by Beckett sold at an eBay auction for $63,800. This is more than any of his jerseys have ever sold for, including the ones tied to Super Bowl wins.

Autographed Patriots Proline Helmet

Tom Brady personally autographed a full-size proline helmet that is for salefor $1,399. Having led his team to 5 Super Bowl wins are rarely doing autograph signings (one a year), Brady’s items always hold their value.

Autographed Patriots Blaze Replica Helmet

Tom Brady has been winning games since he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. Fans long to commemorate his wins with game-day worn Tom Brady memorabilia. But autographed replicas also command a high price, especially the discontinued Blaze helmets. If you want a TRISTAR authenticated replica blaze helmet that has been autographed by the man himself, you can expect to pay $1,499.

Patriots Salute to Service Jersey

The NFL is known to put on games that support various causes. The limited-edition Nike Salute to Service jersey was worn by the Patriots as part of one of these events. The jersey is available autographed and authenticated by TRISTAR online for $1,199.

2000 Ultra "Masterpiece Edition" Card

This card is the only one of its kind ever made. It has been graded by PSA an 8 and is considered the rarest Tom Brady memorabilia card out there. Bidders can make an offer or go ahead and purchase the card on eBay for the “reasonable price” of $500,000.

2000 Playoff Contenders RC Autograph #144

The 2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Autographed Card is one of the most sought after around. It's so popular that many people have even begun to make counterfeit versions of the card. Ungraded copies of the card have to be authenticated by Beckett Authentication in order to be graded.

Just since the 2017 season began, this card has increased in value by a thousand dollars. An autographed version sold for $10,800 in an eBay auction. A similar version of the card had sold earlier in the season for $9,500.

This card's record sale price is $17,500 and has graded by PSA an 8.5. As Tom Brady's first autographed Rookie Card, this one sure stands out.

In January of 2018, a card graded 9.5 sold for $54,209 after more than forty bids were placed. A few days earlier a PSA 9 of the card sold for $35,409 after 92 bids were placed by fans eager for this Tom Brady memorabilia.

2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady RC #118

This Tom Brady memorabilia rookie card is hard to find because there were only 1,250 copies originally printed. Sales of the card have ranged from $8,000 to $11,900 on eBay, making the card an impressive one to add to your collection.

Autographed Tom Brady Serra High School Jersey

Before Tom Brady was a five-time Super Bowl champion, he went to Serra High School in San Mateo, CA. There he played football and baseball. His high school jersey is available for just over a thousand dollars. It comes with an autograph that has been authenticated by TRISTAR. This is an exciting piece of Tom Brady memorabilia to add to anyone’s collection.

Just an Autograph from Brady

TRISTAR, the exclusive memorabilia provider for Tom Brady autographs. recently gave fans the opportunityto mail in any items that they want to be autographed by Tom Brady, but only if they're willing to pay top dollar.

The company priced a trading card signature at $499, a flat item like a poster up to 11x14 for $799, and $819 for any Tom Brady memorabilia item larger than 11x14, a mini helmet, or a football.

2000 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card #236

Chrome Rookie Cards are very popular, and the 2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady rookie card is no exception. The card has recently sold on eBay for $3,895, and there are just 101 BGS 10s of the card out there.

The BGS 9.5 version of the card sold for $985 and consistently gained value during the 2017 season. A PSA 10 edition of the refractor parallel could sell for as much as $45,000.

2009 Patriots Throwback Jersey

After 21 bids, a Tom Brady jersey worn on the Patriots October 11th game against the Denver Broncos was sold on eBay. The team lost the game by a score of 20 to 17. That didn't stop bidders from driving the price for the jersey to a high of $28,560.

Beyond Tom Brady Memorabilia

The interest in Tom Brady memorabilia is well-deserved. He is an incredible athlete whose victories continue to inspire fans every day. It's no wonder that his cards, jerseys, helmets, and footballs sell for such high prices.

If you're looking for quality Tom Brady sports memorabilia that has been authenticated by the best, visit our online shop today!

3 Responses

Shirley Ramsey
Shirley Ramsey

May 02, 2023

What would Tom
Brady’s autograph, on a restaurant napkin, from when he played at Michigan, be worth.


February 21, 2022

Any ides what a signed Tom Brady football SB51, original box and case is worth

michael fry
michael fry

May 30, 2019

any idea what a football signed by michigan players and tom brady from when he was playing at michigan

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