He was popular after winning his first Super Bowl back in 2001. Who could have imagined he’d win five more–and still be playing into his 40s? If you added a few Tom Brady autographs to your collection back then, it’s proven to be a shrewd investment. Whether you’re a New England Patriots fan or not, there’s no dismissing his status now. Brady is the most accomplished quarterback ever to play in the NFL and has now matched Micheal Jordan with his sixth championship.
Brady has an exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Houston-based TRISTAR Productions which announced after Super Bowl LIII that it will hold another private signing session with him this spring. Those autographs always filter out into the larger marketplace. You can already order helmets, photos, jerseys or send in your own item. Personalizations and inscriptions are extra.
Prices are going up.
If you opted not to buy one last year (or after any one of his 18 other seasons), you can expect to pay more now that he’s got another inscription to add: 6x Super Bowl Champ. Prices for Brady autographs are now over $1,000 each in most cases but online sellers haven’t had much trouble moving them. When you become a sports icon and demand for your signature stretches past traditional collectors and big-time fans, that tends to happen.
As a sixth round draft pick, Brady wasn’t impossible to get back in 2000 or 2001 but when the Super Bowls and accompanying celebrity began to multiply, the odds of snaring a freebie or two were for the most part, long gone.
Among the less expensive items are photos. Prices, as usual, are generally based on the size. Traditional 8x10s are now sitting at around $1,100. 16x20s and other large sizes will cost a little more (but probably be a smarter buy in the long run).
For something a little more upscale and personal, there is a Tegata with Brady’s own hand print surrounded by photos and an autograph for around $6,500.
Brady signed helmets (full size and mini) generally cost $1,500-$1,800 but throwback editions or the new chrome style run a bit higher. Those carrying the Super Bowl 53 logo are being pre-sold, some with a glass and mahogany case carrying the Super Bowl championship logo on the front.
Brady signed jerseys now cost about $1,600–with inscribed editions a little more. Some opt for framed collages with a custom-type jersey and photos inside a frame. Those run somewhere between $2,000 and $2,500.
Autographed Football Cards
Brady has also been signing football cards for Panini and while you’ll have to be pretty lucky to pull one from some of the packs where they’ve hidden some of his signed cards, it’s possible. It’s probably a better bet to check eBay. Collectors who pull them and don’t add them to their personal collection will usually try to flip them for a nice profit.
Look for those with on-card autographs as opposed to stickers he’s signed. Most are $800 and up…not cheap, but when you consider the five and six-figure prices some Brady signed rookie cards have been bringing, it’s a relative bargain. Among the most valuable and popular Tom Brady rookie cards is his 2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket autograph but if you can find one, be prepared to shell out a big price.