It’s been quite a ride for Tom Brady…and for his football cards. No player’s rookie cards have increased in value as much as the five-time Super Bowl winner who could make history with a sixth title if the Patriots can beat the Rams on Sunday.
One of the 100 autographed 2000 Playoff Contenders Brady cards (this one graded 9 by BGS) is on the auction block and bidding has already crossed into six figures.
But wait. There’s another one graded SGC 98 also up for grabs this week.
Those two cards top the current most watched football card auctions, which has a heavy dose of Brady and Patrick Mahomes.
A 2002-06 Upper Deck The Cup three-color autographed patch rookie card of Sidney Crosby numbered to 99 and graded BGS 9 sold for $52,600 late Sunday night via PWCC.
This week, there’s an Upper Deck Ultimate Collection LeBron James Rookie Auto (# to 250) graded BGS 9.5 up for grabs. The current bid sits at nearly $45,000 with two days remaining. You can follow the bidding here.
One of the longest running card shows in the country returned to the Midwest over the weekend. The Quincy (IL) Mall Show has been around since the late 1980s. A couple of good humored former Cardinals were the autograph guests.
Here’s a nice feature on the hobby by reporter David Sugarman who was at the show. And here’s another video with a funny story from former Cardinal Ken Dayley who talked about the gifts he got from Topps back in the day.
New Hall of Famers Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith and Harold Baines were among the guests at the Pinstripe Party autograph show in New Jersey over the weekend.
Barry Sanders, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines, Dave Winfield, Doc Gooden and Don Mattingly were also among the autograph signers.
I think you can tell my little mans favorite was 2019 hall of Famer and fellow Puerto Rican @11EdgarMartinez pic.twitter.com/P4eYww8exi
— Louis Rivera (@Louis2142) January 27, 2019
Back when Mickey Mantle first started signing autographs for pay, one east coast man became a little obsessed with getting things signed whenever Mantle made an appearance within driving distance.
He’s passed away and now his family is selling hundreds of Mantle items Ed Kubina collected, including rookie cards and hundreds of autographs. They’re in the current Lelands auction.
Some of the stories about those early show days are pretty entertaining and David Seideman of Forbes shares them in this story.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 pm EST, on Lelands’ Facebook Page, Josh Evans, Mike Heffner and Jordan Gilroy will answer collectors questions live as part of the company’s Sports Stuff online segment.
Collectors can submit questions through any of the company’s social media accounts or via email at [email protected].
The live video will be aired here.