Over $1 million worth of Tom Brady rookie cards has been sold on eBay in the two weeks since Super Bowl 51.
Brady’s 2000 SP Authentic rookie card from Upper Deck (# to 1250) has drawn the most interest from those investing at the high end. A BGS 10 example sold for $29,000 (another BGS 10 had sold back in December for $21,600). Three PSA 10 SP Authentic Bradys have sold for over $17,000 since the Patriots won in comeback fashion and Brady earned the MVP award.
A Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph card of Brady graded PSA 9 sold for $17,500 on Friday.
You can follow the ‘most watched’ Brady cards currently at auction through the link in this story.
Today, many professional baseball players see themselves on trading cards when they’re still in the minor leagues, thanks to brands like Bowman, Heritage Minors and Pro Debut. Some get a card while they’re still amateurs playing for one of the national teams.
There was a time, though, when players felt an appearance on cardboard verified their status as an established major league player.
Harold Reynolds joined the Seattle Mariners in 1985 and his first cards were in the Topps and Donruss sets the following season. Now a part of the MLB Network crew that has its own set inside 2017 Topps Series One, Reynolds was part of a kickoff event in New York and talked with the Hudson Reporter about seeing himself on cards for the first time.
Saturday was National Hockey Card Day across the US and Canada with card shops offering specially-designed free packs of cards for anyone who walked in. Buy Upper Deck hockey cards and additional packs could be obtained.
In Kelowna, British Columbia, Hall of Famer Bobby Hull came to Players Choice Sports Cards & Collectibles for an autograph session during the afternoon. Hull said he used to visit Kelowna in the 1960s when benefit hockey games against the local junior team were held.
He showed off his two Stanley Cup rings and talked with a local newspaper about how hockey cards have helped connect generations of hockey fans, including younger folks who know him primarily through his cardboard.