The hunt continues for the person who took Tom Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl 51 jersey from the New England Patriots locker room after Sunday’s game. Now, it’s a matter for law enforcement.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked the Texas Rangers to assist the Houston Police Department in finding the jersey, which was apparently stolen from the team locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston after Brady set his bag down at his locker.
It’s not likely such a fuss would be made over an ordinary game jersey but this one could be worth well into six figures and is also a significant piece of pro football history.
“In Texas we place a very high value on hospitality and football. Tom Brady’s jersey has great historical value and is already being called ‘the most valuable NFL collectable ever’,” Patrick said in a written statement. “It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas. I’ve called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department on this case.
”I’m a Texans and Cowboys fan first, but the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state and I don’t want anything to mar that victory. Whoever took this jersey should turn it in. The Texas Rangers are on the trail.”
The NFL’s security team is also investigating.
It could take a while. USA Today reported that there were more than 100 people in the Pats’ locker room after the game including players, coaches, family members, media, team officials and other guests who may have been credentialed by the NFL.
Meanwhile, TriStar Productions has announced a private autograph signing with Brady is set for March 17. Prices, as expected, are more than your run of the mill autograph guest.
A helmet or football signed by Brady will cost $999. Mini helmets and photos are $849-$899. Jerseys will cost you $999-$1199.
You can have your football card signed for $499 and any other flat item (up to 11×14) for $799.
Want an inscription like “Super Bowl 51 MVP”? You can get them but it’ll cost $299-$399 extra depending on what’s written (about $100 per word).
You can get the info here.