The 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket autographed Tom Brady card numbered to 100 continues to cement itself as the most iconic modern football card ever produced.
On Saturday night, card 35/100, which has a BGS grading of 8.5 with the signature earning a 10, sold for $1.59 million in a PWCC auction. The card also had subgrades of 10 for centering, 9 for edges, 8 for corners and 9 for surface.
The Brady card was the highlight of the night, but it was not the only million dollar quarterback card. A 2017 National Treasures Patrick Mahomes Holo Gold Rookie Auto Patch Card with a BGS grading of 9.5 sold for $1.08 million. The card, numbered 3/10, is one of four cards with that grade. There are none graded higher.
The Brady Playoff card was one of eight Brady cards sold in the auction. Seven of the eight were rookie cards from 2000. They included a BGS 9.5 2000 Bowman Chrome Refractor that sold for $264,000; a PSA 10 2000 Fleer Autographs Gold Tom Brady rookie card numbered out of 50 that sold for $210,000; a PSA 10 2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady rookie card numbered to 1250 that sold for $114,000; and a PSA 9 Bowman Chrome Refractor Tom Brady rookie card that also sold for $114,000.
The Brady card that was not from 2000 was a BGS 9.5 2017 Panini Flawless Red White Blue Diamond Gems one of one that sold for $18,000.
Other highlights from the auction were an SGC 7 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card that sold for $336,000; a PSA 10 2018 Panini Contenders Optic Gold Shooting Luka Doncic autographed RC numbered to 10 with a PSA population of one that sold for $264,000; and a PSA 10 1986 Michael Jordan Fleer RC that went for $264,000.
In all, there were 175 items sold.
Autograph Signers for October Hofstra Show
JP’s Sports/Rock Solid Promotions Inc. will be hosting a show Oct. 16-17 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Recreation Complex in Hempstead, NY. It’s one of the larger shows on the east coast with 400 tables in all.
The autograph guest list for the show includes Bill Parcells, Dan Marino, Nate Archibald, Dave Justice, Gary Sheffield, Pedro Guerrero, Steve Garvey, Andre Dawson, Al Cole, Michael Spinks, Scott Erickson, Howard Johnson, Mark Gastineau, Luis Tiant, Ray Mercer, Michael Spinks, Ray Knight, Kevin Mitchell, John Tonelli and Josh Thole.
Masks will be mandatory for everyone at the show. Hofstra University has a zero-tolerance policy that mandates the wearing of masks in buildings on their campus.
Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under free. Show hours are 10-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. For autograph tickets or more information, visit www.nyshows.org.
Near Mint, Literally
Here’s one record that even Joey Chestnut won’t have a shot at.
The guys from Vintage Breaks cracked open a 1910 tin of Colgan’s Mint Chip gum. The little circular tins, of course, contained E254 Stars of the Diamond baseball cards. The cards were discs that measured 1 7/16” in diameter and included all of the big stars of the day including Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Cy Young.
Just Collect, parent company of Vintage Breaks, had purchased a collection of tobacco ephemera not long ago and the tin was part of it, remarkably still with the little gum discs inside.
While many times some brave collectors will ceremonially chew the gum from a pack of cards from the 1970s or 80s, the Vintage Breaks guys took it to a whole new level as they sampled 111-year-old Colgan’s Chips gum from 1910.
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