Tom Brady Ultra Rare Jersey Could Be Worth an Insane Amount

by Josh Lanier
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It’s good to be the GOAT. A rare Tom Brady jersey signed by the seven-time Super Bowl champ could fetch a small fortune at auction. The hefty price tag is thanks to one small addition Tom Terrific made to his autograph.

Tom Brady wore the black jersey during Tampa Bay’s 44-27 win over Atlanta in the team’s 2020 season finale. The quarterback signed it and included the date he wore it along with his stats from that game — 399 passing yards and 4 scores. But what makes this jersey so special is what he added to his autograph. The future NFL Hall of Famer wrote “G.O.A.T,” meaning greatest of all time, at the bottom of his number.

Goldin Auctions, who’s running the auction for the jersey, expects it to sell for $600,000. The highest bid so far is $260,000, but the auction doesn’t end for two weeks. The price tag is so high because this is the only game-worn jersey that the GOAT autographed as such, the auction house says in the listing.

Brady proved why he can use that title two weeks later. He led Tampa Bay to a 31-9 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl LV. It was his seventh championship, the most in NFL history.

It’s been a big year for Tom Brady memorabilia. In April, an autographed rookie card sold for a record $2.25 million. Lelands Auctions, the firm that managed the auction, called the 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie card the “holy grail” for sports collectibles. Only 100 of the cards exist.

The sale broke the previous record, which also belonged to Tom Brady. The CEO of Fitbit purchased a different Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie card for $1.32 million a month earlier.

Tom Brady Paid Fan to Get 600th Touchdown Ball Back

The tables turned earlier this season when Tom Brady paid a fan for a piece of memorabilia. Brady became the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 600 touchdowns in a career. But receiver Mike Evans didn’t know that when he reeled in the 9-yard pass for the score. So he tossed the pigskin to a fan in the stands.

“I was taking a video, and I switched it to my face, and then I went to switch it back to facing (the field), and when I did that, Mike Evans was running at me,” Byron Kennedy told the St. Petersburg Times. “Right when I looked down, he jumped up and gave me a hug and handed me the ball.”

When the Buccaneers realized the historical significance of the ball, the team sent an official to negotiate to buy it back. The Bucs gave Kennedy $1,000 in credit to the team store, season tickets for two years, and a replacement football, reports said.

Brady gave Kennedy a Bitcoin as well for returning the ball. The cryptocurrency is worth $50,000 right now. It’s a nice payday for Kennedy, as long as you ignore the fact that experts say the ball could have sold for more than $500,000 at auction.

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