The historic football that Tom Brady threw for his first career touchdown pass headlines Lelands’ 2021 Mid-Spring Classic Auction, which runs from May 9-June 4.
Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion and all-time leader in touchdown passes, tossed his first TD pass on Oct. 14, 2001 in a comeback home win against San Diego. The 21-yard score went to wide receiver Terry Glenn, who tossed the ball six rows up into the stands to the left of the goal post, where it was snagged by the consignor, who was sitting in his regular seat in Section 12.
The consignor, a 48-year-old Rhode Island man and longtime Patriots season ticket holder, had kept the football in a bank safe deposit box for most of the past 20 years, going to see it only before Patriots playoff games.
“Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T and continues to add to his unbelievable legacy with each passing season,” said Lelands President Mike Heffner. “His first touchdown pass football is simply the most historic one to hit the auction block, and we’re excited to bring it to the collecting public.”
“It’s been a great thrill to own Tom Brady’s first career touchdown pass because he’s the greatest quarterback in NFL history, and he’s also my favorite player ever,” said the consignor, who asked to remain anonymous. “But now it’s time for someone else to enjoy it.”