The winning bidder for the 100 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady autographed cards will pay more than $2 million when the auction wraps up April 2.
Lelands is selling the card, which is numbered 99 out of 100. It was submitted to Beckett Grading by Lelands and was encapsulated and graded NM-MT+ 8.5 with an autograph grade of 9. The card has sub-grades of centering 9.5; corners 8.5; edges 8.5; and surface 8.
According to Lelands, it was purchased on eBay over a decade ago and has been stashed in a private collection since then.
The current high bid is nearly $1.8 million. With the buyer’s premium factored in, even if no other bids are made, the final price would be over $2.25 million, a record for any football card.
One of three known autographed 1955 Topps Harry Agganis cards sold for $27,251 late last week through Collect Auctions. Agganis, a promising Red Sox player, died of a pulmonary embolism not long after the card was issued that season.
Agganis was a quarterback at Boston University and made the All-America team but opted to play baseball for his hometown team instead. He had first joined the Red Sox in 1954 and was batting over .300 early in the 1955 season, but fell ill. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and after two stints in the hospital, died on June 27.
A 2019 Topps Chrome Bundesliga Erling Haaland Orange parallel graded PSA 10 sold for $124,230 via Goldin Auctions earlier this month.
That eye-popping result—and the growing soccer card market—caught the attention of ESPN.
The ABC affiliate in Portland, ME stopped by a couple of hobby shops for this story on the current state of the market:
The warmup jacket and shooting shirt worn by LeBron James on Opening Night this season have sold for over $45,000 combined via NBA Auctions.
The gold trimmed shirts and matching warmup jackets were used on December 22 when the Los Angeles Lakers received their 2019-20 NBA championship rings on their homecourt at Staples Center.
James’ hooded gold jacket sold for $35,300 while his shooting shirt netted $10,000. Anthony Davis’ jacket fetched $2,820.
Over two dozen Lakers game-worn and game-issued shirts and jackets from that night were sold in the auction.