The last two records for the top-selling Tom Brady football card both came through auctions at Lelands, selling for $2.25 million in April and topped two months later at $3.1 million.
Now Lelands has another Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket #144 Autograph card up for bid in its Late Summer Classic Auction. The card, considered the “Holy Grail” of football cards, is graded BGS NM-MT 8 with an autograph grade of 9. The highest-selling Brady card, which sold for $3.1 million in June, was graded BGS MT-9.
The card, one of only 100 printed, had an opening bid of $150,000 before shooting up to $296,990 in the auction that closes Sept. 25.
The Brady rookie card held the all-time record for football cards until last month when a 1/1 Patrick Mahomes autograph card with an NFL Shield patch sold for $4.3 million through PWCC Marketplace.
The 2000 Brady Playoff Contenders card is one of several Brady cards in the auction, including a 2020 Panini Flawless Super Bowl Gems Tom Brady “1/1” Autograph with 24 diamonds; a 2000 Donruss Elite Status #183 Tom Brady Rookie (Jersey #10/10) graded PSA Mint 9; and a 2000 Playoff Championship Rookie Ticket #144 Autograph Donruss Vault Copy BGS Auth – Auto 10.
The auction also features a Super Bowl LI ring from an unidentified Patriots player.
Another highlight of the Lelands auction is a 2009 National Treasures #206 Stephen Curry (RPA) Rookie Patch Autograph card considered the most iconic Curry card in the hobby. The card features a patch from what appears to be the “RR” on his Warriors jersey. The card is graded a BGS MT-9 with an autograph grade of 10.
Among the other intriguing items in the auction are:
• A Bear Bryant-worn houndstooth hat obtained directly from the legendary Alabama football coach. A similar Bryant fedora sold for $73,000 in a recent Lelands auction.
• A pair of Lebron James Cavaliers 2017 Eastern Conference Playoffs game-worn, signed, photo-matched sneakers that were gifted to teammate Kyrie Irving. The shoes, from Game 4 of the first round, includes the inscription: “To Young God - You’re the F***ing Truth Bro.”
• Personally worn clothing from Michael Jordan, including coats, jackets, suits, dress shirts, athletic shirts, belts and even underwear. The MJ wardrobe is from the personal collection of Jordan’s longtime personal security guard and close friend, John Michael Wozniak, who starred in “The Last Dance” documentary.
• A 2003 Authentic LeBron James and Michael Jordan SP Dual Signature autograph #JJ-A, as well as Jordan, Larry Bird and Shaquille O’Neal signed jerseys from NBA referee Tim Donaghy.
• A Jordan-signed Chicago Cubs ticket from the day he signed with the Bulls (9/12/84).
• A 1982 NCAA Finals championship ticket signed by Jordan and James Worthy.
• A 1957 Bill Russell Celtics rookie era warm-up suit.
• An 1968 Elgin Baylor Lakers game-worn jersey.
• A 1951 Mickey Mantle Major League debut ticket stub.
• A “hobby fresh” complete set collection with 1952 Topps Baseball.
• Single-signed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Cy Young, and a Yankees team-signed baseball with Ruth standing alone on the sweet spot.
• A 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects X-Fractors #BDPP89 Mike Trout Rookie Autograph.
• Tiger Woods’ 1997 flight-worn Thunderbirds “VIP” USAF flight suit.