Championships have suddenly become commonplace in New England. A long drought ended when the Red Sox finally broke through in 2004 and then won again in 2007 and ’13. However, there has been no run in modern NFL history like the one the region’s football team has enjoyed. New England Patriots Super Bowl 51 championship merchandise is in high demand after the five-time champs completed the greatest comeback in the history of the title game.
From autographs to rookie cards, here’s a look at some of the Patriots Super Bowl championship gear you can own:
Tom Brady Autographs
He was 43 of 62 for 466 yards and two touchdowns in Super Bowl 51 and extended his career record for yards and TD passes in the championship game.
Brady has an exclusive autograph deal with TriStar Productions and the result is that fans can be assured of owning an authentic Brady signed football, helmet or jersey as long as it carries that company’s authentication record. Obviously, they aren’t cheap but there’s not much doubt Tom Brady signed items will be in demand for as long as he’s alive.
You can see what’s being offered for sale here.
Tom Brady rookie cards
As a sixth round pick, few expected that he would one day be considered the greatest quarterback ever to play the game, but with five rings and four MVP awards, there’s not much of an argument anymore. The epic comeback victory over Atlanta simply removed what little doubt there may have been. During those five Super Bowl wins, he beat the regular season MVP four times.
Brady appears on several different rookie cards from the year 2000, when he was fresh out of Michigan. His most expensive cards are the Playoff Contenders autographs and the Upper Deck SP. In high grade, each sells for thousands of dollars. With promises to return and the chance to his trophy collection, Brady rookie cards are the bluest of blue chips.
Not all Brady cards are quite so pricey, especially those from recent years that were produced as part of base sets and don’t carry autographs. You can see all of his cards here.
James White Autographs
Brady was the catalyst but no offensive player contributed more to the Patriots Super Bowl 51 championship than running back James White. He scored a Super Bowl record 20 points including three touchdowns and, of course, the game-winning two-yard run in overtime.
White and Dion Lewis have both signed exclusive autograph deals with Fanatics and you can own a picture of the winning score, signed nicely by White for $79.99-$99.99 depending on size (more if you want an inscription or already framed). Helmets and other memorabilia are also available.
Patriots Multi-Signed Super Bowl Championship Photos
TriStar also has deals with other Patriot players. You can pre-order a 16″ x 20″ photograph that is personally hand-signed by Brady, LeGarrette Blount, Dont’a Hightower, Stephen Gostowski, Dion Lewis, Rob Ninkovich and Martellus Bennett (the photo will be better than what’s shown here). Once completed, it’ll come with an individually numbered, tamper-evident hologram from Fanatics Authentic and TRISTAR.
Super Bowl 51 Program
One of the cheapest pieces of Patriots Super Bowl championship memorabilia you can own is the game program, available for around $20. The stadium version has a holographic cover while the national edition does not.
Wilson Super Bowl 51 Football
If you’re planning on gathering your own autographs or just want the same type of ball used in the game, you can order them. They’re made in the Wilson plant in the tiny town of Ada, OH.
Super Bowl 51 Photo Collage with Game-Used Ball
If you need something for the wall, this is a 23 ½” x 27 ½” photo collage that’s framed in black wood and will include Super Bowl photos, team and Super Bowl logos and a piece from a game-used football (not from the Super Bowl). There’s a cheaper version that doesn’t come with the football relic.
Super Bowl 51 DVD/Blue-Ray
Even if you’re not a Patriots fan, this one is worth preserving. While it won’t be out for a few weeks, the official Super Bowl 51 DVD can be ordered now. You’ll see stuff you didn’t see on TV and a lot of special features. The league productions are usually very well done. You can order on Amazon via this link for about the price of a dinner out.