The jersey Tom Brady was wearing when he walked off an NFL playing field for the last time sold for $1,391,000 in a Sotheby’s auction late Friday, setting a record for the most expensive NFL game jersey ever sold at public auction.
According to photo matches from MeiGray, the jersey was worn by Brady in the third and fourth quarters of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in a 2022 NFC Wild Card playoff game on Monday, Jan. 16 of this year.
The final price, which included a 20% buyer’s premium fell a little short of the $1.5 million to $2.5 million pre-sale estimate. It broke the $1.2 million record set by a Joe Montana Super Bowl jersey sold earlier this year.
The auction was held in conjunction with the Las Vegas Grand Prix race. Cars and some other racing memorabilia was also sold in the auction.
The 44-year-old Brady went threw for 351 yards against Dallas, the most ever by a player in a final playoff game. After 23 seasons in the NFL, he retired on Feb. 1.
The Nike mesh size 44 shirt has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers insignia and a captain’s patch. Grass stains and field marks are visible on the jersey, which has been signed by Brady, with an inscription that includes “My Last Game” and “GOAT Out!”
The jersey Brady wore when he threw his 700th career touchdown pass sold earlier this fall for $1.2 million in a charity auction. Brady donated that one, but the chain of custody of the jersey sold by Sotheby’s wasn’t divulged. The auction company told SC Daily that the jersey was sold privately prior to being consigned to the auction but how it got from Brady to the sports memorabilia market isn’t publicly known.