New York Jets rookie cornerback Brandin Echols will have a souvenir he can tell his grandchildren about—and a pretty valuable little piece of history– but it took a little courage to make it happen.
The sixth round pick out of Kentucky intercepted Brady in a loss to the Bucs on Sunday, then brought the ball to Brady after the game and asked him to sign it. Probably feeling good after pulling out a last second victory, the 44-year-old quarterback obliged.
When you’re a rookie like Brandin Echols and you intercept Tom Brady it’s perfectly awesome to ask him to sign the ball pic.twitter.com/xxy8RXodKU
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) January 2, 2022
“That was the first time,” Brady said later. “What a nice guy. Young player. It was actually, it was kind of flattering,” Brady said on Tuesday.
But opposing defensive backs shouldn’t get any more ideas.
“I don’t necessarily like signing mistakes, let me just say that,” Brady continued. “So that’s the last time I’m going to do that. I know it is the season of giving. I don’t plan on giving any more gifts to people for that, either. It’s much better to receive than give from my standpoint as a quarterback.”
A very expensive Brady card has been pulled.
The 1/1 Flawless Signature Gems Platinum was the huge prize in a personal box break conducted by Mamba Cards on Tuesday. The card includes Brady’s “7x Super Bowl Champ” inscription.
Flawless was released last April.
If the lucky winner chooses to sell, it’ll likely bring a price well into six figures.
Topps has created 100 special cards for Fergie Jenkins to hand out to friends and family when his statue is unveiled outside Wrigley Field next year.
I wanted to gift something unique and memorable when my statue is unveiled to my friends, family, @Cubs execs, and others that have helped me along the way. Special thank you to @Topps & @UltraPROSupply for working with me to make that happen. pic.twitter.com/jORAM8lh7B
— Fergie Jenkins (@fergieajenkins) January 4, 2022
Items from the NHL’s annual Winter Classic are popping up in the league’s . Jerseys worn by the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild are first on the docket with more items to come later this week.
Proceeds will go to team charities.